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What Happens When You Get A Workers Comp Lawyer?
People work to provide their families with life’s necessities. A career might also teach employees new skills, keep them busy, and allow opportunities for social interaction. And when workers are good at what they do, completing tasks can boost their self-esteem and sense of well-being.
If you enjoyed your job or needed it as a means of support, your work-related accident must have dealt a large blow. Besides the pain of your injuries, you might be suffering from worry and distress. Are you wondering how you will cover your medical expenses or what you will do if you cannot return to work?
At Hill & Moin, we want to do what we can to help you get back on track. We know how nerve-wracking accidents can be, and trying to figure out the confusing New York workers’ compensation system might only add more anxiety to your life.
The Benefits of Having a Work Comp Lawyer On Your Side
At the New York law firm of Hill & Moin LLP, our attorneys treat you like family. So, what if you had a lawyer in your family? Let’s talk about what happens when you hire a workers’ compensation lawyer who cares about you.
You will have the peace of mind that comes from understanding your legal options
Workers’ compensation laws are complex. They vary depending on where you live. Therefore, an employer might not have correct or current information to share with an injured worker.
On the other hand, our law firm stays abreast of changing New York workers’ comp laws to ensure that each of our clients has the information they need to understand their legal rights. To name a few, you have the right to file a claim if you were hurt at work and get medical treatment for your injuries. If your employer or insurance company makes a decision you think is wrong, then you may have the right to appeal.
Deadlines might not be as scary
Almost everything about your workers’ compensation benefits is time-sensitive. For instance, you must seek medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident at the workplace. Next, you need to provide written notification to your employer within a certain amount of time. If you wait too long for either of these steps, you could lose your right to claim benefits for your injury.
You must also prepare and submit documentation to your employer’s insurance carrier and the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. If your claim is denied, you have limited time to appeal the decision.
When you are recovering from an injury, these deadlines may seem impossible to keep track of and meet on time. When you hire us, though, our workers’ compensation lawyers work quickly to prepare the proper documents to be turned in by these important deadlines.
Why fret over relentless time constraints? Let an experienced attorney handle your claim while you focus on your health and psychological well-being.
You will have someone knowledgeable to check the accuracy and completeness of applications
Some claims are denied, not because they are invalid, but because the documentation was not submitted properly. In other cases, families wait longer than they should because they have to fix small errors in their paperwork. After all, it’s easy to miss a detail when you are not familiar with the process of filing work injury claims in New York.
The law firm of Hill & Moin has over 60 years of legal experience. When we handle workers’ comp claims, we know what evidence we need and how to gather it. We are intimately familiar with every detail of the application process. Above all, our attorneys can make sure your applications are completed accurately and on time.
You can find out what amount of benefits you qualify to receive
Workers’ compensation provides injured employees like you with 3 types of benefits. Your healthcare benefits provide medical, dental, surgical, and optometric care. It also covers qualifying assistive devices and prescription drugs.
You may miss out on eligible benefits if you pay your hospital or healthcare costs yourself. It is vital to understand what bills you are responsible to pay and which ones are covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
Lost wage benefits are the second provision of workers’ compensation. If your injury or illness keeps you away from work for 7 days or more, you should be able to get a portion of your lost wages back. You are also eligible if your condition results in fewer hours or a lesser-paying change in position.
Lastly, the spouse and minor children of a fatally injured worker might be entitled to weekly cash benefits. The amount the family receives is based on the deceased workers’ previous wages. If there are no spouses or dependents, the surviving parents or the estate can receive payment.
You will have support for every step of the claims process
Many people wait until they have a problem to consult with a workplace accident attorney. Yet, by taking advantage of your free case evaluation, you could avoid some serious legal pitfalls.
If you are looking for legal representation because your claim was denied, we would be happy to evaluate your case. If necessary, we can revise your case, troubleshoot problems, and build a strong appeal. During your hearing, having an attorney on your side could help you secure your future.
Tell us your story during your free legal consultation. Call (212) 668-6000 at any time or fill out this brief form to schedule your confidential initial consultation at no cost. We look forward to helping you set up your workers’ compensation benefits so that you can focus on your recovery and get better as soon as possible.
Recover Faster With Support From Our Network of Trusted Attorneys
The New York workers’ compensation system is designed to protect you when you suffer a work-related injury. Yet, insurance companies and employers might put their own interests ahead of yours.
With Hill & Moin Personal Injury Recovery SolutionsⓇ, you can be confident that you will be working with an attorney who cares about getting you the financial compensation you need to support yourself and your family.
Hill & Moin also works with undocumented workers, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are a firm trusted statewide by undocumented workers whose rights have been upheld by our services.
Don’t wonder about your rights! Call (212) 668-6000 today.