Workers’ Compensation FAQ

Workers’ Compensation FAQs

If you’ve been injured at work, the most important thing is to get proper medical attention. Often an injured worker has questions regarding who will pay for their medical treatment and other health related expenses. If you’ve been injured while at work, expenses related to your treatment should be covered under workers’ compensation benefits.

What Should I Do if I am Injured at Work?

Aside from getting proper medical attention, the worker has an obligation to notify their employer at the earliest possible opportunity of the accident and that it did in fact occur at work. This notice to employer should be in writing, although oral statements to a supervisor sometimes suffice. If you need any help in navigating through what may seem a difficult process, hiring an experienced workers’ compensation attorney could help you and your family from losing out on valuable workers’ compensation benefits.

At Proner & Proner, if we accept your case, we will immediately file all necessary paperwork for to make the workers compensation process simpler, as we do for all of our clients.

What Should I Do if I am Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Being denied workers’ compensation benefits is always of great concern. Workers’ compensation benefits may be badly needed to pay for rent, food, and other living expenses.  Sometimes, acceptance of a claim may be easily achieved by providing supplemental documentation. Other times a denial may be because an employer denies the accident was work-related or that the injuries did not take place at the work site. A hearing can be requested by the injured worker and an experienced attorney can often establish the claim, providing the worker with back wages and all health-related expenses.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.