When You Have Been Injured on the Job…
Workers' compensation is the primary program to address the help you need if you have suffered a work injury that keeps you from being able to do your job. Workers' compensation also provides long term supplemental wage payments, on-going medical care and possible permanency awards, paid as a lump sum. Workers' comp is there to put food on the table, gas in the car and keep a roof over your head while you recover from your injuries. Workers' comp is there to pay the medical bills to help you heal. Workers' comp also provides additional awards for permanent injuries. Workers' compensation also provides medical care and lost wage awards for mental injuries.
Questions About Workers' Compensation?
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At the Iaconis Law Office in Chittenango, New York, we help our Syracuse area clients understand their rights to workers' compensation benefits. We work hard to protect those rights. Asking questions of an experienced workers' compensation attorney does not cost you anything and it will ease your concerns if your benefits have been cut or ended. If there are avenues to enhance or preserve your benefits, they will be discussed and explained, as well as the potential expense for representation.
Discussions will include:
- Workers' compensation process: Following the rules is essential in obtaining the benefits you need for an on-the-job injury.
- Workers' compensation benefits: Your benefits include a percentage of your average weekly pay, as well as payment for all medical expenses for your injury and possible permanency awards.
- Personal Injury: If someone other than your employer or a co-worker caused your work injury, you may have a third-party personal injury claim in addition to workers' compensation. Your additional rights against third parties have a direct impact on your workers' compensation claim, and a recovery for a personal injury claim must be coordinated with the compensation insurance carrier.
If you were injured on the job, you may get conflicting advice about your rights or how to file a workers' comp claim. You cannot necessarily rely on a union, or employer to advise you and assist you with critical procedures that you have to follow to preserve these rights. When you have questions and need to talk to someone who knows your rights and how to protect them, contact a lawyer or licensed compensation representative. At the Iaconis Law Office, we help people in all types of on-the-job injury cases:
Please see our workers' compensation FAQ. You are always welcome to call us with questions.
If you have questions about workers' compensation, we have the experience and knowledge to answer those questions. The consultation is free, and it can bring you the peace of mind you need. Contact us for an appointment in the office, at your home or in the hospital.