Workers Compensation Attorney
Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn are trusted workers compensation attorneys for clients across New York. We have a knowledgeable staff of attorneys who are ready to help you get the benefits you so rightly deserve. There are a myriad of aspects to consider when looking into this issue, so it is important to have the best on your side. We will work closely with you to ensure you are properly compensated for your work injury.
You May Be Entitled To Compensation Benefits
Under the New York State Workmans' Compensation Law, workers who have been injured on the job or have suffered an occupational illness of injury are entitled to benefits. Some of these benefits and and compensation areas may include:
- Cash payments for the lost time at work
- Cash payments due to a reduction in earnings due to the injury or illness
- Payment of doctor bills
Any of those areas may be looked at and considered when filing for workers compensation. The company is liable for accidents that may happen on the job and you should not have to suffer the consequences.
If the claim is disputed by the insurance carrier or the self-insured employer, benefits are not payable pending a determination by the Workers' Compensation Board. This will involve hearings before an Administrative Law Judge who may consider testimony from the injured employee and/or employer, as well as medical witnesses. The Law Judge will then determine whether the claim is valid, and, if so, what benefits the injured employee is entitled to.
Even if the claim is not disputed, issues often arise as to an injured worker’s entitlement to benefits. These issues also are resolved by an Administrative Law Judge at hearings held at the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. The insurance carrier or the self-insured employer will have legal representation at these hearings. So should you.
If you are in need of proper representation for your work injury, you have come to the right place. We understand the intricacies of the field and can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. We have offices located across Long Island and New York for your convenience. If you are interested in our service, please contact us today. We will provide you with a free consultation and answer any questions you may have about workers compensations and its entitlements.