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Have You Been Denied Correct Compensation for an Injury on the Job?

It’s a sad reality that some employers knowingly or unknowingly subject their employees to unsafe working conditions. Unfortunately, when this happens, workers can suffer in more ways than one. From life-altering injuries that demand ongoing medical treatment to lost wages, workplace accidents can hurt employees physically, financially, and emotionally.

If you have been injured on the job, workers' compensation should cover your medical expenses and help to cover lost wages. Call our workers' compensation lawyer in New York at (212) 947-2099 to find out more about how we can help.

When Injury Strikes

Many injuries that happen at work are simple accidents. In these cases, you may be able to obtain workers compensation to alleviate some of the financial stress after you’ve been harmed. However, in limited circumstances, if you were injured because your employer knowingly exposed you to unsafe conditions or failed to take safety measures, you may be allowed to seek compensation by filing a lawsuit.

Moreover, if the negligence of a third party (a person or company other than your employer) contributed to causing your injury, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against that party-even if you’re also receiving workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.

Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

The most common claims were from strains, sprains, and cuts. But the type of injury can vary due to the wide variety of occupations. If the injury resulted in a loss of wages due to lost time at work, or if it resulted in any permanent damage, you should be fully compensated for that. It can also happen that you work hard at your physical therapy and get back to work with little lost time, so they say you are due less compensation than someone who had the very same injury but purposely didn’t work hard at physical therapy and takes much longer to get back to work to get more money from the insurance companies. The insurance companies are sometimes paying more to someone who is working the system rather than rewarding you for doing all you can to get back to being fully productive.

Workplace injuries are often categorized into the following groups:

  • Handling objects, substances or materials that can cause injury
  • Slipping, tripping or falling
  • Colliding with an object
  • Accidents with tools
  • Injury due to overuse

How to Determine If You Have a Workers' Compensation Claim

Sometimes, injuries on the job may be very difficult to identify. It doesn’t matter what type of work you do, or where you work, you should be aware that your injury or illness may have been due to an on the job injury. You could be a worker on a construction site who may have been injured, or an office worker, or even a health care professional who was injured in a hospital or at a patient’s residence. Sometimes very serious job site accidents cause definite workplace injuries. Often, however, some injuries or illnesses develop over long periods of time, such that it may be difficult to determine if these injuries were caused by your work. The bottom line is that you should definitely contact Laurence C. Tarowsky, Attorney at Law, who will ensure that your workers' compensation claim is filed correctly in order that you may obtain maximum compensation for your workplace injuries. We serve clients across Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.

Don’t let the insurance companies treat you unfairly. Our workers' compensation lawyer in New York is prepared to fight for your best interests. Contact us immediately at (212) 947-2099 for a free consultation.

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