Accidents are an inevitable part of life. All too easily, attempting to lift something too heavy, slipping on a wet floor, or slicing fingers on a piece of machinery can change a person’s ability to earn money at work. In some cases, chronic diseases, illnesses, deafness, or disabling injuries can hurt a worker’s livelihood permanently. Whether an employee endures seemingly minor injuries like muscle strains, sprains, and lacerations, or major injuries like head trauma, bone fractures, and slipped discs, New York State Workers Compensation should be available.
Each year, between 2,300 and 2,800 workers’ compensation claims are paid out in New York State.
Unfortunately, collecting on workers comp injuries isn’t always a piece of cake. When you’re injured, the last thing you want to worry about is filing paperwork on time, countering disagreements with your employer, or haggling over how much compensation is rightfully owed to you. It costs nothing to speak with a New York workers compensation attorney from Aronova & Associates about your claim, so contact us sooner rather than later to have an advocate looking out for your best interests.
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board defines workers comp as “insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job.” All employers are required to pay for workers compensation insurance and all employees are eligible to collect, regardless of how long they’ve worked for a particular company. In cases where the injury or illness is disputed, the Workers’ Compensation Board and a judge may intervene to resolve the difference of opinion. Disability benefits may be paid under a separate claim regardless of whether the injury occurred at work or not. Receiving disability benefits may reduce the amount paid by workers comp, which is designed to provide for injured workers while they are recovering and discourage lawsuits.
Some confusion exists as to whether or not a particular injury is worthy of filing for workers compensation.
Since it is free to have your case reviewed by a NY workers comp attorney, there is no harm in contacting Aronova Associates if you have any questions about your legal right to file a claim. As New York is a multicultural state, we offer expert legal representation in Spanish, Creole, French, Russian, and Greek, as well as English. Why risk a lengthy appeals process when you might be able to get paid much sooner? We’ve worked within the New York State administrative and court systems for more than 10 years and we know what it takes to secure maximum compensation for injured workers, no matter what obstacles arise
Issues or questions with a workers’ compensation claim? Not sure where to turn for answers? Aronova & Associates helps thousands of injured workers per year. We’re here for you.
Aronova & Associates is a firm for all New Yorkers. Our services are available in multiple languages and tailored to the needs of every client. The first step in providing you with the help you need is a free consultation to discuss your case. When you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to get to work for you.
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