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The workers' compensation claim process

If you were injured on the job, you may be in a great deal of physical and emotional pain. Additionally, you may be suffering financially if you are unable to work because of your injuries. Fortunately, injured workers in New York may be able to apply for worker's compensation benefits. In order to apply for these benefits and file a successful claim, it is important to understand the worker's compensation process.

How do I apply for Social Security Disability benefits?

Many people become disabled before reaching retirement age and are unable to work. If this has happened to you, you may be able to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Before you can apply for benefits, you must make sure you meet the earnings requirement. Generally, this means you must have worked a certain number of years based on the age when you become disabled. For example, if you are 46-years-old, you must have worked for approximately six years to qualify.

New York Workers' Compensation standards may get a makeover

Workers' compensation requires employers to provide workers with benefits if they get injured on-the-job, in exchange for immunity from lawsuits. These benefits are provided to give the worker and their family financial stability as they recover from their injuries.

Working to obtain the workers' compensation benefits you deserve

It can happen in an instant, but the fallout can last far longer. An unexpected event causes a workplace injury, and you are left wondering how to deal with it. Who do I talk to? How will I cover expenses if I miss work? These questions and more deserve answers, and those suffering should know that there is help out there.

How does a spinal cord injury affect a victim?

One of the most important parts of the human body is the spine. The spine is protected by the spinal cord, which contains nerves that run from the brain down one's back to control movements throughout the body. When the spinal cord is damaged, it could lead to a wide range of disabilities, ranging from numbness to total paralysis.

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