You Must Have Legal Representation In A Workers’ Comp Case
If you sustain any kind of injury at work you may be entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits. While many people may attempt to file a workers’ compensation claim on their own, it’s highly recommended that you consult with a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Doing so will help ensure your rights are fully protected and that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Leaving your case up to your employer, or attempting to file a claim on your own, may result in you being awarded less money than you are eligible to receive under workers’ compensation laws.
The first step you should take after sustaining an injury at work is to seek immediate medical attention. You also need to report the work-related accident to your supervisor as soon as possible and request that an accident report be completed. After you have received the medical attention you need, your next step will be to file a claim with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you are rightfully owed. Then, you will need to contact an attorney.
When you contact The Law Offices of Jason B. Kessler, Mr. Kessler and his staff will be able to help you complete the necessary paperwork and file a claim on your behalf. It’s extremely important to have a knowledgeable personal injury attorney on your side to advocate on your behalf.
You are entitled to have the entirety of your accident-related medical bills paid by your employer’s insurance company. You are also entitled to receive 2/3 of your average weekly wage (up to the maximum weekly benefit rate.) If you have sustained a permanent injury, such as the loss of an arm or leg, Mr. Kessler may be able to get you a “schedule loss of use award,” which is a cash award given to injured workers who have limited use of their extremity as a result of their work-related accident. Should any third party be involved, such as an equipment manufacturer, Mr. Kessler will be able to help you determine liability and advise you on how best to move forward with your claim or lawsuit.