Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides financial help for people who get injured at work. The wage replacement and medical benefits you get for workplace injuries are guaranteed by law. In exchange for receiving these automatic benefits, you give up your right to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. However, you do not give up your right to seek help from an attorney when workers’ compensation disputes arise. And sometimes, an injured worker may be able to file a lawsuit against a negligent third party.
Despite being a “no-fault” system, workers’ compensation disputes are not uncommon. Your employer may question whether or not your claimed injury is actually work-related, or deny that an injury occurred in the first place. Workers’ compensation insurance companies can also make mistakes and act in bad faith.
When disputes do arise, experienced legal assistance is a necessity. The New York City workers’ compensation lawyers at Shulman & Hill know every trick employers and insurance companies use to delay, deny, and underpay legitimate claims. We are uniquely positioned to maximize your case value because we offer expert legal representation for workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability cases. Our workers’ compensation attorneys will help ensure that your rights are protected and you receive maximum compensation, no matter how complex your case is.
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