All too often people are injured in work accidents. Every day workers suffer broken arms, broken legs, injured necks and backs, as well as other injuries due to on the job accidents. On the job safety is very important to prevent trips and falls on debris, falls from scaffolds, and ladders, and other types of accidents. Very few people are prepared for the impact of a work accident, lost wages, medical bills and the possibility of not being able to go back to work for an extended time.
Work accidents happen throughout NYC (Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan & Staten Island), Long Island and Westchester every day. To obtain New York State Workers’ Compensation, it is very important to follow these simple steps to make sure that your rights are protected and that you are able to obtain the benefits promised to injured workers under the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law:
- You must notify your supervisor immediately.
- See a doctor that accepts NYS Workers Compensation as soon as possible. Any delay can jeopardize your claim as well as have a negative effect on your health.
- File a C-3 (application for benefits) form within 2 years of the claim but practically it should be done as soon as you can. To best protect yourself have an attorney that practices in Workers’ Compensation file the C-3 for you and to make sure that you have taken the necessary steps to protect yourself.
- Make sure that you keep all copies of reports and any receipts for out of pocket expenses such as medications or travel.
You may also be entitled to start a law suit for damages for pain and suffering caused by your accident against a responsible third party. This may apply to construction accidents, auto accidents, trip and fall accidents, and other types of accidents as well. Your legal status is not important. You can call Oresky & Associates, PLLC., 24/7, to obtain a free consultation at (718) 993-9999. We don’t charge a legal fee unless we win the case for you! We will even visit you at home or hospital.
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