Injured on the Job
REPRESENTING THOSE INJURED ON THE JOB Throughout LONG ISLAND
Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn are a trusted law firm for many in the New York and Long Island area. We represent those who have been injured on the job and are seeking workers compensation lawyers. Our firm has over 70 years of combined experience and can help you win the benefits that you so rightly deserve. We have the experience necessary to handle any case that comes our way. Whether it is a new claim or you are appealing a lost claim, we are the workers' compensation firm for you. So please, get in touch with us today if you have been injured on the job. This can be an injury big or small.
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The importance of Documenting Your injury
If you have sustained a work injury, job injury documentation could prove vital. There are details that can turn any case around. So, be sure to pay attention to the small stuff, as you never know what can make a case stronger. Injured on the job documentation is a necessary step in the compensation process, as it can paint a clearer picture of the events transpiring up to and after the event. And not for nothing, but people's memories can falter and it is much easier to remember the turn of events when it is more recently in your mind. But no matter the parameters of how you were injured on the job, we are here to listen. Our lawyers have been representing clients throughout New York for years.
Most people who are injured on the job and report the injury have likely suffered a more severe injury than a simple bump or bruise. However, you should still document all of your injuries when filing out your workers compensation claim. That is because having a list of each time you suffered a work injury is the best way to ensure you receive coverage when you finally do meet with a lawyer. These details set up an understanding of the workplace conditions involved in the accident.
Still Document Minor Details
Even if you were not seriously injured on the job (i.e. broken arm), small bumps and bruises may still hurt you later on and become more of a problem. So, making note of them before they escalate is smart. That way you do not need to backtrack and try to remember how you feel. With many injuries on the job, it can take a few days before the pain becomes too difficult to manage. Your injury could worsen and you may need to see a doctor. And all of this leads to possibly needing to file a workers compensation claim to pay for those doctor bills. When you have your details in order, you will have a greater likelihood of ensuring proper compensation. So even if your injury is minor, we suggest documenting before it escalates.
Was Your Claim Denied?
Having your work injury claim denied does not mean that you did not have a compelling case. There are a few reasons this may have happened. One of the most common reasons is that your claim simply was not filed in time. Many states require you to file for workers compensation as soon as possible, usually within the first few days of your accident. Otherwise, its timeliness becomes an issue. So please, file your claim as soon as possible. Again, if you need help filing a workers compensation claim, we are here to help!
The claim may have been denied due to your employer disputing it. It is also possible that your employer disputes your claim of injury. This dispute can occur if your employer believes that you are lying about the injury and it did not happen at the workplace. Another reason is that the injury could be pre-existing, which may void possible coverage. Or maybe it was a simple error while filing the claim. It may not have been filled out correctly or sufficiently. Any way you slice it, our work injury law group is here to help!
Workers compensation aspects
Our attorneys will help to monitor workers compensation fraud, which can be committed by doctors, employers, insurance companies, and the claimant. Workers can claim they were injured on the job, but then, if proven out to be false, can be charged with fraud. The most common type of fraud is to get injured outside of work, but claim the injury happened while working. Another popular fraud method is inflating or faking an injury. And if you fail to disclose the injury, then that is also fraud. These are all areas to watch out for to ensure you get proper payment for your claim.
Employers can also commit fraud, which can be done in a few ways. Under-reporting of the payroll is perhaps the most common method. When this occurs, the employer can lower their premiums, so when an injury does happen, the employee may be entitled to less than their owed. Evading workers compensation all together is another area of fraud. Employers are required to have it, by law, so it's illegal to not offer it. Workers are deceived into believing they are covered when in reality they are not. This can be a huge issue if a work injury occurs, as there won't be any money to pay.
Call for Profrssional Representation
Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn have years of experience representing clients across Long Island and New York. If you were searching for workers compensation lawyers near me (i.e. you!), then you have stumbled onto the right place! We have you covered with offices across Long Island, so there should be one close to you.
- Patchogue (Main Office): 631-447-6500
- Riverhead: 631-208-9760
- Melville: 631-421-4725
- Garden City: 516-746-3400
If you have been injured on the job and seek representation, we are the law firm for you. For more information about representation for clients across Long Island, please contact one of our offices today. We will gladly answer any questions you may have, as well as provide you with a free consultation for our services. Under the New York State Workers' Compensation Law, you are entitled to benefits if you have suffered a work-related illness or injury. Get the details today.