Workers’ Compensation Articles

Three Things to Never Do When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in New York

May 2016 | Category: Articles, Workers’ Compensation

It is just as important to know what not to do, as it is to know how to properly file a workers’ compensation claim in the state of New York. These claims are extremely important, and they are what help keep you financial stable while you recover from a work-related injury. They allow you to provide financially for your loved ones, and receive medical treatments or rehabilitative services, so that you can get back on your feet. Not following the basic rules or procedures could severely hinder your chances for compensation. Do Not Visit an Unauthorized Medical Provider You must […]

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Common Electrical Work Injuries

May 2016 | Category: Articles, Workers’ Compensation

Performing electrical work, whether as an electrician or working on a job site for new construction, can be dangerous. Those in this field are at high-risk for injury, and most of those injuries that occur each year are preventable. Electrical currents expose workers to serious, widespread occupational hazards – especially the risk of electrocution. Electrical injuries fall into four main categories, which include: electrocution, shock, burns, and falls. All workers who are frequently exposed to electrical currents are at-risk for electrical injuries, whether it is an electrician, cable installer, tree trimmer, landscaper, or construction worker. Understanding the Common Injuries If […]

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation from a Car Accident?

April 2016 | Category: Articles, Workers’ Compensation

There is an ever-increasing number of vehicles on the road in New York City. With more people spending time in their vehicles for job-related tasks, it is important to understand your rights as an employee, if you are injured in a car accident, while on duty. While a typical car accident doesn’t yield workers’ compensation benefits, if you were injured in an accident while working, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. What Does It Mean to Be “At Work” at the Time of the Accident? The rules for workers’ compensation are simple. You must be at work when the […]

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What to Look for in a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

March 2016 | Category: Articles, Workers’ Compensation

After suffering from a serious work injury or illness, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney to handle your claim. Workers’ compensation claims are complex, since the laws are specific on your eligibility determinations and how you can file claims. Most clients will find that attorneys who only dabble in workers’ compensation do not have the skill or time to handle their claim; therefore, it is best that you look for an attorney who deals with injury claims and workers’ compensation cases on a frequent basis. It can be difficult to differentiate between each lawyer – after […]

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