An Overview of New York Workers’ Compensation Law

January 26, 2013 | Workers Compensation

When you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. To make sure you properly file your claim and receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled, you should first notify your employer and then immediately contact a Fairfield County workers’ compensation attorney.

The New York Workers’ Compensation Program

The New York workers’ compensation system was designed to provide workers who get injured at work with immediate medical treatment and wage replacement benefits until they are healed and can return to work. Neither the worker nor his Fairfield County workers’ compensation attorney needs to prove negligence on the part of the employer to be eligible for benefits. They simply need to prove that the injury occurred during the course of employment.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ compensation benefits do not provide a big compensation package that will make the claimant rich. Rather, it is simply designed to cover basic necessities, including:

– Medical expenses

– A portion of lost wages

– Income following full or partial disability

But in order to make sure you qualify for these benefits, it is imperative that you immediately notify your employer of your injuries. Once you have properly notified your employer of your injuries, your attorney will assist you in filing a workers’ compensation claim.

Contact Us

For more information about your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits, call (914) 681-9500 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Fairfield County workers’ compensation attorney Mitchell Baker.