Answering Your Questions About Workers’ Compensation Claims
Living with an injury can be overwhelming, especially when it is severe and affects your ability to work or care for yourself and your loved ones. The law is meant to protect you, and filing for workers’ compensation benefits can help you maintain your way of life throughout your recovery.
At Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, we understand that most people claiming workers’ comp have lots of questions. It is very common to have no experience with the legal system at all up until an injury. Fortunately, we have answers. For personally tailored information, speak with our attorneys directly at 516-243-7137. Until then, below are some of the most common questions clients ask.
Am I eligible for workers’ compensation benefits?
If you sustained your injury at work or in the course of your work duties, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation. If you are unsure, feel free to ask an attorney about your case.
What should I do if I am injured at work?
When injured, there are some distinct steps you should take. First and foremost, get medical aid; your safety should always come first. Afterward, let your immediate supervisor know about your injury and make sure to create a formal, written report or record. Then, call an attorney for further assistance.
What does workers’ compensation cover?
Workers’ compensation claims can provide for many financial needs, including your medical expenses, your time away from work, your recovery needs and other bills. Each case is different, and your settlement will depend on the circumstances of your case.
Can my employer fire or punish me for a claim?
No. An employer cannot retaliate against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you believe you are experiencing retaliation, let us know immediately.