When people think about the state or federal government, they likely think of them as the bodies that make the rules. It is the government that is responsible for making many of the workplace safety rules, for example, that New York employers must abide by. Therefore, many people may not think of workplace accidents and government workers going hand in hand. However, just because the government makes the rules, doesn’t mean that employees are immune from workplace accidents and occupational diseases.
In fact, government workers are frequently hurt at work. They are often exposed to a variety of hazards that result in illness and injury. In these cases, workers need to know that they have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Like a private employer, the government must provide benefits for those workers injured at work.
However, obtaining benefits is not always easy. There are strict requirements that must be met in order for a worker to obtain compensation. These requirements can include notice requirements, specific timelines and more. In order to ensure that people meet these requirements, an attorney may be necessary.
The attorneys at Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C. have worked on thousands of New York workers’ compensation cases. They understand exactly how important these benefits are to workers and their families. We work diligently to make sure important deadlines are met and that every avenue for benefits is explored.
By working with an attorney, injured workers and their families can focus on their recovery instead of on the legal specifics. By seeking benefits, they can receive compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and more associated with the workplace accident or illness.
For more information about obtaining workers’ compensation benefits, workers should view our website.