Protect Your Rights With Worker’s Comp in Riverhead NY
Have you been injured on the job? Experienced a work related accident, occupational disease or other work related injury? Injuries or disabilities caused by work issues may not always be immediate. A disease or condition may not become apparent for months or even years. Regardless of the time table you may due compensation under the New York State Worker’s Compensation Law. Navigating the complexities of the worker’s compensation law can seem like a never ending sea of red tape. You need an attorney who is experienced in Worker’s Comp in Riverhead NY.
The worker’s compensation law was created to insure that those injured on the job, in job related accidents, or suffering from a disease or condition caused by a work environment would receive help with medical expenses and payment for lost hours on the job. Securing these benefits can be an arduous process and the help of a knowledgeable attorney can help smooth the way.
You are not suing your employer and they cannot charge you in any way for the coverage you may receive. Instead benefits are handled through an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Each claim must be viewed as separate and unique, regardless of whether it was a group accident or individual one. Claims are often disputed as the insurance carrier works for your employer and not for you.
Hearings may be involved and you, your employer, witnesses both medical and non-medical may be called. Other issues may arise that need to be heard by an Administrative Law Judge. Insure your rights are represented and protected by securing an experienced worker’s compensation attorney.
Benefits are determined in each case and the amount and type will depend on a variety of factors including the extent of your injury, disability or condition and how it has affected your ability to work, provide for your family and the amount of suffering you have endured. Legal fees for representation are also awarded by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board and an injured worker is not liable for fees if no award is made. Gilbert, Blaszcyk and Milburn, LLP who deals with Worker’s Comp in Riverhead NY, you want to insure that you have experience and knowledge on your team.