The on the job injury process begins when you are injured, as your employer is required to report all workplace injuries.

When we take legal action, it’s not against your employer. It’s against your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance company. All we want is to get the insurance company to do what they are supposed to — provide you the financial support you need after a workplace accident.

When seeking worker’s compensation, many people are concerned with the impact the claim will have on their relationship with their employer. It should have no impact. Employers cannot legally fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. The law is clear that they cannot retaliate against you in any way, or you will have the right to take legal action against them.

New York workers’ compensation pays you benefits if you are unable to work due to an on-the-job injury or occupational disease. Unfortunately, many people don’t receive the benefits they deserve because they are unaware of the rules.

NYC Workplace Injuries Lawyer Paul Oliveri and his team at Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C. always offers a free initial consultation to review your on the job injury case and answer all of your questions, confidentially.

Our firm can guide you to workers’ compensation law specialists, with whom we closely work and strategize to achieve the maximum recoveries and benefits that you’re entitled to.

What Benefits Are Available From Workers’ Compensation In New York?

Workers’ compensation provides three main benefits to injured workers:

-Medical care and prescription drugs for the work-related injury or occupational disease
-Disability benefits for as long as you are unable to work or can only work part-time
-A scheduled loss of use payment, which is a lump sum settlement for any percentage of permanent disability that results from the accident or illness
-Workers’ compensation benefits are paid regardless of who was at fault for the accident or illness.

Do I Need a Lawyer’s Help to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Your interests and the interests of the insurance company responsible for paying workers’ compensation benefits are not the same. It’s not unusual for the insurance company to deny valid claims, miscalculate your benefits, or offer you far less money than you deserve if you have suffered a permanent disability. If you have suffered a serious injury, an attorney can help you obtain all of the benefits you deserve.

What Is a Third-Party Liability Claim?

You may be entitled to compensation beyond workers’ compensation if your injury was caused by a third party, which is someone who does not work for your employer. Examples of third parties are vendors working on job sites, equipment manufacturers and other drivers in motor vehicle accidents.

Contact The New York City Work Injury Attorneys at Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C. Today For Help! Call us today at 800-427-9546 to schedule a free consultation.

Paul and his team handle all work injury related cases throughout New York City including Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island & Long Island.

We can meet you at any of our five offices or at a location more convenient for you.