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4 common questions about work-related injuries

Getting hurt on the job can have a significant impact on both your ability to do your work and on your day-to-day life. There can be assistance available, however. If your injury or illness is work-related, you likely qualify for workers' comp, as long as you meet the other requirements. Although it might seem simple for an injury or illness to be work-related, there are gray areas. If you are wondering whether your injury or illness qualifies you for workers' compensation benefits, keep reading below for answers of common questions.

Common frustrations for people seeking worker's compensation

You have been injured on the job in New York state, and now you are seeking worker's compensation. The process can be frustrating, so knowing what other people have gone through may help you feel less alone.

Do I get permanent workers' comp benefits if I have a permanent disability? Probably not.

One question we commonly get from seriously disabled workers is whether their workers' compensation benefits will continue indefinitely if their injury is permanent.

Special considerations necessary for tunneling work

In New York, tunneling underground is not uncommon. From transportation to sewers and construction projects, there are many different reasons that require underground work. This work can be extremely dangerous and requires special protections for workers.

Can my workers' compensation claim be contested?

A workplace accident can leave a New York worker with a lot of decisions to make. These decisions can range from how to get medical treatment to if you can return to work. As you can see, these decisions can have a long lasting effect on your life. One major decision that many workers face after a workplace accident is whether or not to apply for workers' compensation insurance benefits. Through the workers' compensation system, you may be entitled to monetary awards for medical expenses and lost wages relating to a workplace injury.

New York worker fatally shot on the job

A workplace injury or accident can have a devastating effect on a New York family, especially when the injuries result in a fatality. Families may have to deal with the emotional and financial pain that comes from suddenly losing a loved one. These people may not know how they are going to make ends meet as they try to pick up the pieces following the accident.

New York worker suffers amputation following accident

Workplace injuries can happen to any Nee York worker at any time. While the effect of the injury will vary depending the facts in each case, often the injury will negatively impact the life of the worker in some way. If the injury is severe enough, a worker can even be left permanently injured.

New York worker compensated for permanent injuries

When New York workplaces violate safety regulations workers are put at risk. In these situations, workers can suffer from serious workplace injuries. These injuries can leave workers with permanent disabilities that prevent them from returning to work at all. When workers are permanently disabled, their employers may be responsible for the financial losses that the employees suffer. These losses can include lost wages, medical expenses and rehabilitation costs. However, an employee's damages can also include pain and suffering.

Know your rights when workplace safety violations cause injuries

When a workplace accident occurs in New York, the accident will likely be investigated. This investigation will help to determine why the accident occurred and how similar accidents can be prevented in the future. In some cases, people will learn that employee error caused the accident. Sometimes, a momentary lapse in judgment, a mistake or carelessness will cause an injury. But, in many cases, an employer will be responsible for the accident.