People are frequently injured at work in Schenectady, New York, and around the state. People frequently work dangerous jobs that must be performed with precision in order to avoid an injury. When injuries occur, many workers may understand that workers’ compensation will help to cover their injuries. However, many workers may find out the hard way that obtaining workers’ compensation is not always easy.
There is a very specific process that must be followed when applying for workers’ compensation. Our law firm understands these steps and can help injured workers get the compensation they need. We have been working on workers’ compensation cases in New York since 1940 and have the experience necessary to successfully obtain the help workers need.
The first step, in many cases, is for injured workers to seek medical attention. Workers should not hesitate to see a doctor, particularly in an emergency situation. Also, evidence obtained by a person’s doctor can be essential in qualifying for workers’ compensation. Next, it is very important that people notify their employer of the injury. Then, the injured party needs to file for a claim. There can be time limits that apply when it comes to notifying an employer and in filing a claim.
While these steps may not seem particularly complicated, they can be stressful for people who are trying to recover from a serious workplace injury. Our firm can take the worry off of people’s plates, thereby allowing them to focus on getting better and returning to work. For more information about the workers’ compensation process and how our firm can serve people following a workplace accident, please see our website.