If you’ve been injured at work in New York, you may have to file a workers comp claim to receive benefits from your employer. A work injury can leave you unable to return to work for an extensive period of time. During this time, you may incur medical expenses for the treatment of your injury or lose wages from missing work.
Cash benefits are awarded for New York work injuries if your injury extends beyond fourteen days. Depending on the extent of your work injuries, you can receive wage replacement for the time you’ve taken out of work to recover.
When you’re injured at work in New York, you’ll receive full coverage for any medical expenses related to treating your work injury. Your treating physician will determine your medical expenses, and the New York Workers Compensation Board must approve the physician you see. You may, however, see a physician of your choice if you’re injured in an emergency.
As long as you follow your doctor’s orders and receive all requested treatment through the supported facilities, your expenses will be fully covered.
It’s understandable to have questions and concerns about the workers’ comp claims process after getting injured at work. At The Noll Law Firm, we work with trusted colleagues who can handle all of your work comp needs! Get a free consultation by calling us at 516.279.5698.