Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance. It provides financial help for people who get injured while at work. The compensation you get for workplace injuries is guaranteed by law.
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation disputes are not uncommon. Reasons for these disagreements vary from case to case. For example, your employer may question whether or not your claimed injury is actually work-related. Your employer may also deny that an injury occurred in the first place.
In these circumstances, experienced legal assistance is a necessity. The personal injury attorneys at Shulman & Hill know every trick employers may use to dispute a workers’ compensation claim. In even the most complex cases, we will help ensure that your rights are protected and you receive just payment for your claims.
Workers’ Compensation Laws in New York State
For the vast majority of the American workforce, there is no federal standard for workers’ compensation. Instead, each state establishes its own set of standards. New York compensation laws have certain features not found in all states.
For example, state law mandates that workers’ compensation claims are not limited to injuries that occur during a specific workplace accident. You can also file a claim if you develop long-term health problems as a result of your job. Common examples of such problems include hearing loss and chronic, lung-related diseases. Read about diagnosing occupational disease.
In New York, most employers purchase workers’ compensation coverage for their employees through insurance companies. Only insurance companies authorized by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board can provide this service. As an alternative to purchasing insurance, some employers provide their own compensation coverage.
Regardless of how your workplace provides coverage, one thing is clear. In no circumstances can an employer charge you for workers’ compensation insurance. Instead, employers must bear the cost themselves.
To pursue your compensation claims in the State of New York, your attorneys must understand every last detail of relevant state law. They must also keep track of all new developments as the law changes. Trust Shulman & Hill to put our deep knowledge of all New York guidelines to work on your behalf.