In the aftermath of a workplace accident, it may feel impossible to go back to work for even the hardest working New Yorker. This is why the state of New York has enacted rules and regulations that obligate employers to provide workers’ compensation and benefits to injured employers. These benefits are intended to replace the workers’ loss of income when they are unable to work as a result of suffering serious injuries in a workplace accident.
A good workers compensation lawyer will have the experience and skills to build your case, negotiate the terms of settlement, and if necessary, take your case to trial. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have what it takes to successfully handle your claim. We understand the toll of workplace injuries and the long lasting repercussions it can have on you and your family.
When you are injured at work or during the scope of employment, it is important to understand what is and what is not covered under New Yorks’ worker’s compensation laws. These laws set a strict guideline that outlines what your rights are in pursuing compensation. Just because you are injured on the job, it does not mean that you are automatically entitled to compensation. Without the help of an experienced attorney who specifically handles these types of cases, it may be nearly impossible for you to obtain the full and fair compensation that you deserve.
In order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, your on-the-job accident must fall under one of the following categories:
Even incidents that clearly qualify for workers’ compensation benefits under New York can easily be disputed by employers. However, when you hire the aggressive and experienced workers’ comp attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., you can be sure that your legal rights are protected and that you will get the fair compensation that you deserve.
New York law provides different types of worker’s compensation benefits depending on the specific facts of each case. The benefits you may be entitled to depend on the nature of your injuries, the amount of time you will be away from work, and what is needed for your recovery.
Some common types of workers’ compensation benefits available to injured New Yorkers include:
The legal field of workers’ compensation is a complex changing area of law. Our team of attorneys is committed to providing those injured at their workplace or during the scope of employment with the aggressive advocacy and knowledgeable support they need to get results. We represent clients who have suffered a wide variety of workplace injuries. Below are only some of the workers compensation types of cases our legal team handles:
If you were injured on the job or during the scope of employment, you are entitled to medical benefits and compensation for your lost wages under New York’s workers’ compensation statutes. In certain cases, you may be entitled to additional compensation if someone other than your employment was also liable for your injuries. Our team of attorneys will investigate the facts of your claim to make sure all parties are held accountable for their actions.
The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. focus a major part of their practice in matters involving workers compensation. We understand that without workers’ compensation benefits, the cost of recovery and lost wages will fall unfairly on the shoulder of injured workers. As such, it is our goal to help those injured on the job to obtain the full compensation that they deserve.
Victims and their loved ones are emotionally vulnerable and are not able to think clearly after a workplace accident. Our NYC workers’ compensation lawyers are able to guide you and your family through these difficult times. We are able to see the issues at hand in a clear way. We are experts in the field of workers compensation and skilled at being able to aggressively and successfully handle personal injury lawsuits.
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Justice means getting fair compensation. Without the help of a workers’ compensation law firm to properly and aggressively handle your case, you may not get the fair compensation that you deserve for your injuries and losses. Whether you have suffered a workplace injury or simply need the assistance of an experienced lawyer in New York City, we can provide the experience, strategy and commitment that yield results.
If you or a loved one has been injured while on the job, you may be entitled to compensation and benefits. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., please call (212) 385-4410.