Preexisting Injuries or Conditions
If Your Job-Related Pain Is Not From a Preexisting Injury, You Still May Need a NY Work Injury Lawyer
Proving your pain exists is hard enough, but proving what caused it can be even more difficult. Workers compensation insurance companies will often say that a worker’s injury or illness was already there before they started doing that job or that it was caused by something outside of work. It is often very difficult to convince your boss, your doctor, insurance adjusters, the New York Workers Compensation Board and the Administrative Judges who oversee workers compensation hearings that you were injured at work. With us by your side, you will be taken seriously. If your work injury is not a preexisting condition and was not aggravated from an earlier injury or illness, we can help prove it and go after the settlement you deserve.
We Ensure That Every Detail of Your Work Injury Is Properly Documented
It is important that the moment you suspect you were hurt—whether it’s a common job-related injury or a long-term workplace illness, that you begin to document your symptoms and the work tasks and situations related to them. Whether you know the moment you were injured, such as a fall from a ladder on a construction site or if you’ve had chronic, slowly worsening wrist pain and swelling from working at a computer all day, you need to record every detail of your work accident, injury and pain.
NY Workers Compensation Laws Make It Hard to Prove That Your Pain Is Work-Related
Workers compensation law is complicated, with a common law rule that “you take someone as you find him,” but also provisions that, under certain circumstances, the insurer may not have to pay any benefits if it is thought that a prior active or disabling condition existed. In the case of an accident, the insurance company for your employer is liable for aggravation of an existing condition, whereas for occupational diseases the worker must prove that the pathology or disability was not there before starting the job. We will help you navigate through the process and pursue the compensation you have coming to you.
Our team of highly skilled attorneys provides aggressive representation to ensure the protection of your rights to workers compensation benefits. Call us toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a confidential, free evaluation. Serving Staten Island, Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, the Bronx and Manhattan.