After a work accident, you may wonder how you will pay your medical bills or how you’ll get paid for missed time from work. One of our clients, a police officer, was injured while cleaning a defective department issued tool, causing severe injury to his trigger finger. After a legal battle, we won $400,000 on his behalf. Sullivan and Sullivan LLP will fight for you, so you can get a chance at fair compensation as our client did. Contact us immediately for a free case evaluation. We will also provide a translator if you need one.
Fortunately, workers’ comp benefits cover most employees. But these benefits may not be as straightforward as they seem. For instance, if you become disabled from your workplace accident, it could take months, or even years, before you fully recover. Will your benefits cover you through this time?
– Construction injuries can include:
– Traumatic brain injury
– Head & neck injuries
– Burns & electrical injuries
– Hearing loss
– Vision loss
– Loss of Limbs or Amputation
– Knee, shoulder and elbow injuries
– Wrongful death
– Transportation accidents
– Healthcare worker injuries
– Work-related illnesses
If you suffered an injury in an accident arising out of and in the course of your employment, your employer is responsible for having insurance to cover your medical bills and a percentage of lost wages. Unfortunately, employers and their insurance carriers will sometimes challenge the worker’s right to compensation.
Workers’ compensation insurance is a “no-fault” program. That means that a worker is entitled to benefits after a workplace injury regardless of who was at fault for the on-the-job accident. These benefits typically include payment for medical bills and roughly two-thirds of a worker’s weekly wages. In some cases, the amounts offered through workers’ compensation insurance are inadequate to cover the true costs of a worker’s injuries.
Sometimes a worker discovers that they are not entitled to benefits, either because their employer doesn’t carry workers’ compensation insurance or because they are misclassified as independent contractors. In these cases, a worker can file a personal injury claim against their employer or a third-party to receive payment.
If you have been denied compensation for a workplace injury, or if the insurance carrier has cut off your benefits, talk with an attorney who knows workers’ compensation law well and who always works on behalf of the injured and disabled people. Contact Sullivan and Sullivan LLP injury attorneys in New York. We will listen. We understand the medical issues and can work with you and your doctor to prove your case for benefits.
Protecting your workers’ compensation rights means protecting against future wage losses and protecting your right to necessary medical treatment.
If you are permanently and totally disabled, workers’ compensation is an important step to getting Social Security disability benefits and Medicare benefits.
If workers’ comp denies your claim, you consult a work injury lawyer immediately. Our dedicated team of lawyers and paralegals will help you get the benefits you deserve. We are here to help.
If you or someone you know in New York, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island (Nassau/Suffolk County), needs the assistance of experienced workers compensation attorneys, contact Sullivan and Sullivan LLP today to schedule your free consultation. The sooner you call, the higher your compensation can be.
If you or someone you love found themselves in that position, would you not want a dedicated team of legal professionals to fight as hard as they can to help you recover damages?
While working at a job site, a man is caused to trip and fall on masonite sheets negligently placed on the floor, causing a left ankle fracture.
A police officer was injured while cleaning a defective department issued tool, causing severe injury to his trigger finger.