Injured On The Job
Representing Those Injured On The Job Across Long Island!
The team at Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn has years of experience dealing with victims who have been injured on the job throughout Long Island and New York. Finding good representation is oftentimes difficult, but with our firm you will be left in good hands. There are some steps to follow if you have been injured on the job at work to help ensure you get the benefits you are entitled to. We outline those steps below.
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 still should document ALL of your injuries when filing out your workers compensation claim. Having a list of each time you suffered a work injury when you consult with your lawyer is the best way to ensure you receive coverage. That way there is an understanding of the workplace conditions.
Even if you were not seriously injured on the job (i.e. broken arm), small bumps and bruises may still hurt you later on. It may take days before the pain becomes difficult to manage. Your injury could worsen and you may need to see a doctor. These are all details that matter in the grand scheme of an injury compensation claim. Each little detail can impact the decision in a work injury claim. This is especially true if a compensation claim is denied. Having all your details in order will ensure a greater likelihood that you are compensated for the work injury.
Long Island Work Injury Representation
If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please contact one of our Long Island offices today for a free consultation. We may be able to provide you with our outstanding representation and help you receive the compensation you deserve! Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn have multiple offices across Long Island:
- Patchogue (Main Office): 631-447-6500
- Riverhead: 631-208-9760
- Melville: 631-421-4725
- Garden City: 516-746-3400
We hope the convenience of these locations spread out across Long Island suits your needs. We pride ourselves in helping people who have been injured on the job get the workers' compensation benefits they so rightly deserve. Please give us a call today to speak to our knowledgeable staff. When you call, we can provide you with any and all the information your situation demands.
Injured on the Job: Steps to Follow
If you have been injured on the job, there are a few simple steps you should follow in order to give yourself the best chance to be compensated for the injury. We represent people from across Long Island, so if we are in your radius please get in touch with us today. Below are some steps we recommend you take if you have been injured on the job:
OBTAIN first aid or other necessary medical treatment as soon as possible if you have been injured on the job. The treating health care provider must be authorized by the Workers' Compensation Board, except in an emergency situation. You can find out more information about authorized providers and locate authorized providers in the Injured Workers or Health Care Providers sections of this website or by calling 1-800-781-2362.
If your employer has been authorized to participate in a Preferred Provider Organization(PPO) or Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) program, you may be required to obtain medical treatment from a participating health care provider. Participating employers are required to notify their employees, in writing, of all information pertaining to a PPO or ADR program.
Also, if you are in need of diagnostic tests or prescription medicine, your employer or your workers' compensation insurance carrier may require you to obtain your tests or your medicine from a diagnostic network or designated pharmacies or a network of pharmacies they have contracted with. It is required that you receive written notice if you are required to utilize a diagnostic network or designated pharmacies or a network of pharmacies.
The cost of necessary medical services is paid by your employer or your employer's insurance carrier, if the case is not disputed. Health care providers may request that injured workers sign form A-9. This form is meant to provide notice to the injured worker that he or she may be responsible to pay the medical bills if the Workers' Compensation Board disallows the claim or the injured worker does not pursue the claim. Make sure you are following the proper sets in order to ensure you are getting exactly what you are owed.
NOTIFY your supervisor about how you were injured on the job. Detail the way in which it occurred and do it as soon as possible. An injured employee who fails to inform his or her employer, in writing, within 30 days after the date of the accident causing the injury, may lose the right to workers' compensation benefits. In the case of occupational disease, notification should be given within two years after disablement, or within two years after the claimant knew or should have known that the disease was work-related, whichever is later).
COMPLETE a claim for workers' compensation on Form C-3. Then, mail it to the nearest office of the Workers' Compensation Board, if there is lost-time. If a claim is not filed within two years from the date of when you were injured on the job or disablement from an occupational disease, (or after disablement and after you knew, or should have known that the disease was work-related), you may lose your right to benefits.
THEREAFTER . . . .
- Follow the doctor's instructions to speed full recovery.
- Attend an Independent Medical Examination if you are required to do so.
- Go back to work as soon as you are able.
- Attend such hearings as may be held in the case, when you are notified to appear.
Hopefully, these steps do a good job of outlining the right procedure if you have been injured on the job. We are here to help you any way we can when it comes to your work injury. Whether you are filing for a new work injury claim and had a previous claim denied, we are the law firm for you. We have years of experience representing those who have been injured on the job throughout Long Island. Give us a call today at one of our various offices and get a free consultation.