New York State Workers’ Compensation
What is it?
Under the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law if you were injured
on the job you may be entitled to both medical treatment for the
injuries sustained as well as monetary benefits for the past, current
or future lost wages. Claims can be filed for injuries sustained in
on the job accidents or for occupational diseases such as repetitive
stress injuries or toxic exposure.
What would you be entitled to?
If you are injured on the job medical benefits would include doctor
and hospital visits, diagnostic studies, medication, physical and
psychological therapy, surgery, etc. Monetary benefits can be lost
wages while you are out of work due to the injuries sustained on the
job, and for some types of permanent injuries that may not currently
cause you to lose time from work but are expected to cost you lost
wages in the future.
What to do if injured on the job?
- Immediately notify your employer preferably in writing.
Immediately go to your doctor or hospital for treatment.
- Tell the doctor that you were injured on the job and
describe how you were injured.
- Call the Office of Richard R. Rowe for a free consultation.
What can the Law Office of Richard R. Rowe do for you?
Services provided including advising you of your rights under the
Workers’ Compensation Law, helping you file the initial claim, dealing
with the insurance carrier claims adjusters, requesting important
information from your doctors, representing your interests before
Trial Judges and the Board itself.
How does the attorney get paid?
I only get paid if two things happen.
- The first is if I obtain monetary benefits on your behalf.
- The second is the Law Judge must approve my fee. The fee then gets
subtracted out of the money being sent to you by the insurance
carrier. The insurance carrier will then send the attorney’s fee
directly to my office.