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Workers’ Compensation

New York Workers’ Compensation Law

Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance that is required by most employers to compensate employees who are injured as a result of a workplace accident or illness. Compensation comes in the form of wage replacement and payment for medical related expenses. The current maximum wage replacement is 2/3 of a worker’s average weekly wage to a maximum of $803.21 per week. There is no maximum on medical coverage, provided treatment is considered to be reasonable and necessary under the established medical guidelines.

Injuries can result from a single incident such as a slip or fall or as a result of the strenuous, repetitive or taxing nature of certain job related tasks. Each year thousands of hard working New Yorkers suffer from workplace accidents and illnesses. Unfortunately, many will be unable to return to their past job and some may never return to work in any capacity.

The workers’ compensation system of wage replacement and medical care may seem straightforward. However, this is not always the case. Employers are not always eager to assist workers in filing a claim for benefits and occasionally will even discourage an employee from filing a claim. If a claim is not timely filed and documented, a worker can be prevented from receiving benefits with devastating results. Even when a worker properly files a claim for benefits, the claim can be denied or result in substantially less benefits than the claimant is entitled.

The reason one’s benefits may be denied or reduced is because the employer is typically represented by insurance company attorneys who may utilize legal tactics to limit liability and to deny otherwise valid compensation claims. That is why an injured worker in New York should seek immediate representation by a qualified workers’ compensation attorney.

If you have suffered an unfortunate accident at work, or have been the victim of a medical condition resulting from the nature of your job, you may be entitled to significant compensation from your employer or other responsible party. Don’t go it alone. The Law Offices of David Smoren, PLLC has the expertise and resources to file and prosecute a successful workers’ compensation claim as well as a separate lawsuit for personal injuries on your behalf. Employers have attorneys protecting their rights and so should you.

The Law Offices of David Smoren, PLLC has successfully handled hundreds of workers’ compensation claims resulting in millions of dollars in monetary compensation and medical benefits for our clients. In addition, we routinely recover significant monetary awards and settlements for pain and suffering against third parties that are responsible for the workplace accident or injury.

There is never a fee unless we are successful in recovering benefits for you. Call 718 225-6700 today for a free phone consultation or to arrange for an office or in home consultation or simply post a comment or question on the contact form.