Call for a Free Consultation
212-742-9700
Godosky & Gentile, P.C.
One Of New York City’s Most
Prominent & Respected Litigation Law Firms

Tips for making your workers' compensation claim simple

Most employers in the United States are required by law to carry workers' compensation. This means that when any employee becomes injured and has to pay for medical services or take time off work, they can make a claim for compensation.

Workers' compensation is a right, and it is a right regardless of fault. This means that even if an injury was deemed to be your fault, you will still be able to claim compensation for the damages you suffered.

However, there are certain things that you must do to ensure success. The following are some of the most important tips for making your workers' compensation claim process as smooth as possible.

Report your injury as soon as possible after it happens

In order to be eligible for workers' compensation, you must report the injury to your employer within 30 days. It is best if you report the injury within 24 hours. Once you have reported the incident to your employer, they have the legal responsibility to provide a workers' compensation form. You should complete and submit this form as quickly as you can.

Communicate fully with your medical provider

When you are in the hospital, it is important to be clear that you were injured at work. Medical staff will be able to help you reduce your financial damages. For example, it is likely that they will be able to send all medical bills directly to your employer instead of charging you.

It is also important that you make sure the doctor you see is certified to conduct workers' compensation claims. You may have to seek a specific doctor so that you can benefit from the workers' compensation services.

Don't take your employer's word

If your employer gives you reasons why you are not entitled to workers' compensation, it is best to do your own research. Your employer may be trying to discourage you from making a claim.

If you have been injured in the workplace in the state of New York, you should never have to suffer financially as a result.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders Presents Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers 2014 | Featuring AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms U.S. News & World Report | 2018
  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Insider Exclusive
  • The New York Times
Email Us For A Response

INJURED? Free Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Godosky & Gentile, P.C. 100 Wall Street, Suite 1702 New York, NY 10005 Toll Free: 800-538-1768 Phone: 212-742-9700 Fax: 212-742-9706 New York Law Office Map