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Workplace accidents are often some of the most unexpected types of accidents. And far too often, injured workers are left wondering what they’ll do to earn an income when they are unable to perform the same job after the injury.
Thankfully, New York allows injured workers to seek compensation through various means, including workers’ compensation insurance. What this means is that the injured party may seek benefits for the damages they’ve sustained through insurance paid by the company.
What does this mean? How do injured workers move forward with their claim? Having skilled legal counsel on your side can help you navigate the legal matters in a calm and productive manner.
What You Should Understand About Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation is essentially a way for injured workers to recover compensation and benefits in lieu of filing the company for which they work. If the injured worker is approved to receive benefits under workers’ compensation, they can receive a specific amount of their income during the period they are injured.
Workers’ compensation may not be the best option when wanton disregard or third-party negligence is to blame for your injury.
Why Hiring Legal Counsel is So Important
In some cases, workers’ compensation claims may get denied and the insurance company may claim that it was the action of the worker that caused the injury. This is because they often want to pay out as little money as possible or deny the coverage completely.
Having strong legal counsel can help you show why workers’ compensation benefits are warranted. It is important to have someone on your side proving why you need and deserve these benefits to maintain a standard of living.
At Levine and Wiss, our New York workers’ compensation lawyers can work with you to help you better understand what benefits you may be entitled to and then help you through the legal process. If you’re initially denied benefits, we know how to appeal the denial and seek the most favorable outcome on your behalf.