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Understanding your rights when you’re hurt on the job can be difficult. The workers’ compensation system is complex and can be obscure for people who don’t engage with it every day. Unfortunately, employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies often take advantage of that confusion to stop injured workers from exercising their rights.

We’ve made an effort to demystify the workers’ compensation process through our articles on various common issues in the New York workers’ compensation system. Remember, these articles are general information, not specific advice on your individual situation. If you need help with a workers’ compensation claim, we strongly encourage you to contact us for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

Workers' Compensation for Ironworkers In New York

Workplace injuries are a significant risk for structural steel and iron workers in New York, with accidents often resulting from falls, equipment failures, and other hazards. Our workers' compensation attorneys break down the hazards, common injuries, and how our law firm can help injured ironworkers in New York navigate the claims process.

Common Causes of Workplace Amputations 

Amputation injuries are a common concern in the construction, manufacturing, and retail industries – especially in New York City. But what causes these accidents? Our NYC workers' compensation attorneys explain the risks.

How OSHA Defines Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

Understanding OSHA definitions helps in recognizing, reporting, and pursuing compensation for work-related injuries and illnesses. If you were injured in a workplace accident or developed an occupational illness in New York, our attorneys can help you pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.

What is Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) in New York Workers’ Comp?

Reaching maximum medical improvement marks a key milestone in a workers’ compensation claim. It’s also sometimes contentious and can have highly technical effects on your case. Our attorneys explain what MMI means, how it can affect your compensation, and how our legal team can help.

NYC Cleaning Professional Injuries – Common Causes & Legal Rights 

Cleaning professionals in New York City often sustain serious injuries on the job. Learn more about why workplace injuries occur involving janitors and other cleaning professionals in NYC, as well as their legal options.

Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

Slip, trip, and fall accidents can leave workers seriously hurt. Our NYC workers’ compensation attorneys discuss causes of these accidents, common types of injuries, and steps employers can take to prevent such accidents. We also review the legal options for injured workers.

The Difference Between SSDI and SSI

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are related but distinct programs that provide benefits for disabled Americans. Our attorneys break down the differences between these programs and whether you may be able to qualify.

How Much Money Can You Make and Still Get Social Security Disability?

In some cases, it’s possible to still work, at least a little, while collecting Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. However, the eligibility criteria are complex and can be confusing. An experienced attorney at our law firm can help.

What to Expect in a Social Security Disability Hearing

Unfortunately, many Social Security Disability claims are denied. In most cases, your best shot at getting your benefits approved is in a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). Our attorneys explain the process and how we can put you in a position to win.

Does Workers' Comp Cover Plumbers' Accidents?

Plumbing accidents can be complex, especially when they involve self-employed workers. Our attorneys break down the common causes of plumbing accidents and injuries and explain how a workers’ compensation lawyer can help navigate the claims process in New York.

Types of Ladder Accidents and Their Impact on Workers

Workers in New  York are often on ladders high above ground level, and the forces of gravity can make their jobs incredibly dangerous. Our attorneys protect the rights of New Yorkers injured in ladder accidents.

How NY Workers’ Compensation Covers Eye Injuries and Vision Loss

In New York, employees are entitled to collect workers’ comp for occupational eye injuries, but the process can be difficult. Our attorneys explain work-related eye injuries and how a lawyer can help.

Crush Injuries On the Job in New York

Amid the rise in occupational crush injuries, it is important for workers to understand crush injury risks and their right to financial compensation if they are injured. Our work injury lawyers explain how these accidents happen and what you can do to protect your rights.

The Causes of Crane Accidents: A Guide for Injured Workers

Crane accidents are a common concern in the construction industry, especially in New York City. But what causes these accidents? Who's responsible? Our NYC construction accident attorneys break it down for you.

What to Do if You’re Injured at Your New Job

Under New York law, there is no waiting period for workers’ compensation. You are eligible for workers’ comp on your first day of employment. Navigating the process can be difficult, however, and some aspects of the claim can be different. Our experienced attorneys explain what you need to know.

OSHA Safety Regulations for the Construction Industry

Construction work is dangerous. That’s why the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has extensive regulations governing the industry. Our construction accident attorneys take a look at the regulations that apply to New York workers and how they could affect your legal case.

What Does the New York Workers’ Compensation Board Do?

When you’re hurt on the job, you will have to deal with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, directly or indirectly, at every stage in the process. Our attorneys know how the Board operates, and we can guide you forward.

What Happens if My Work Injury or Illness Prevents Me From Returning to Work?

If you have a permanent work injury that affects your ability to go back to work, you have rights under New York law. The right attorney can protect them. Our attorneys break down your options if you can’t return to your pre-injury job due to a work injury.

Common Types of Occupational Bone Fractures

Work accidents and repetitive motions often cause occupational bone fractures. We break down the common types of work-related bone fractures, their causes, and how a workers’ compensation lawyer can help navigate the process of obtaining benefits in New York.

Common Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a leading cause of injuries at the workplace, resulting in pain, discomfort, and reduced functionality for workers. We discuss common musculoskeletal injuries and how they can happen at work, types of treatment, and what to do if you suffer one of these conditions on the job.

What Happens if I Am Partially Disabled by a Work Injury?

When a worker sustains an injury on the job, it may result in partial or total impairment of a specific body part, impacting their ability to perform their regular work duties and potentially reducing their income. In such cases, workers' compensation benefits may be available to address partial disability, and it's crucial to understand how this system operates in New York State.

Can I Receive Workers' Compensation Benefits If I’m Injured On My Lunch Break?

Getting hurt at work while on your lunch break can leave you searching for answers about workers’ compensation eligibility. Our attorneys explain the factors that can impact your case.

What Benefits Does Workers' Compensation Provide?

Medical care, medications, replacement income, disability benefits – do you know what workers' compensation covers in New York? Get the facts and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Workers' Comp For Injuries Due To Contact With Objects and Equipment

Contact with objects and equipment is a leading cause of work-related injuries. Our New York workers' compensation attorneys explain the hazards, the industries most at risk, and the importance of seeking legal help after an accident.

Can Independent Contractors Get Workers’ Comp in New York?

New York workers’ compensation is for employees, not contractors, but whether you are an “employee” for workers’ compensation purposes is not always clear. An experienced work injury attorney can explain your options.

Appealing a Denied Workers' Comp Claim in NYC

If you’re facing a denied workers' comp claim in NYC, you may have options. Our experienced attorneys break down the ins and outs of the appeals process. Find out how we can help you navigate the complexities and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Who Can I Sue After a Construction Accident?

When construction workers are injured in workplace accidents, they are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. If the negligence of a third party caused their injuries, they may also be able to recover financial compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. We discuss examples of third-party negligence and how a workers’ compensation lawyer can help.

Types of Scaffolding Accident Injuries in New York

Scaffolding accidents happen frequently in New York City, and injured workers have legal rights. Our attorneys can help you understand your options and pursue maximum compensation.

How to Report Your Work Injury to Your Employer in New York

If you’re hurt on the job in New York, you need to notify your employer promptly to protect your rights. Our attorneys break down the notification requirements and best practices for New York workers.

Work-Related Sprains and Strains

Work-related strains and sprains may seem minor, but they can have a major impact on your life. If you've suffered a sprain or strain at work, you deserve to be fully compensated. Learn how our experienced NYC workers' comp attorneys can help you secure the benefits you deserve.

What Types of Injuries or Illnesses are Covered by New York Workers' Compensation?

In New York, all work injuries and illnesses are covered by workers' comp. Some types of injuries qualify for additional benefits. Our attorneys break down what you need to know about covered injuries.

Who Is Eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits in NYC?

When New York City workers' comp claims are denied, it's usually due to legal exemptions, process errors, application mistakes, or weak excuses insurers use to save money. Experienced attorneys fight for workers' rights and ID all options for injury compensation.

Mistakes That Can Lead to Denied Workers’ Comp Claims

If you experience a severe injury or illness related to your job, you should typically qualify for workers' compensation benefits. However, there are instances where claims for workers' comp are rejected, leaving the injured worker searching for answers. Our attorneys break down the common reasons behind claim denials and how a workers’ comp lawyer can help you navigate the system.

Preparing For An Independent Medical Examination

When injured workers in Brooklyn, Queens, or anywhere in New York file for workers’ compensation benefits, they may be asked to undergo an independent medical examination (IME). We discuss how IMEs work, what you can do to prepare for the examination, and how an attorney can help.

What to Do After a Work Accident in Queens

Do you know what to do after you’re hurt on the job? Take these key steps to protect your claim: see a doctor right away, report the injury to your employer, and consult an experienced Queens workers' compensation lawyer.

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover A Torn Meniscus?

Every year in Brooklyn and throughout New York, workers suffer torn meniscus injuries on the job. We explain what this injury is, how it can happen, and the challenges that workers can face when seeking workers’ compensation benefits.

How The Workers’ Compensation Claim Process Works In New York

The workers’ compensation process in New York is complicated, and if you don’t know how it works, you might not get all the benefits you need and deserve. Our attorneys break down how it works and why you should consider hiring a lawyer.

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation When Working from Home?

The workers’ compensation system dates to a time when most work was outside the home. But a century later, remote work is increasingly common – and workers have questions about whether it still applies. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Choose the Best Workers’ Compensation Attorney For Your Claim

When you’re hurt on the job, you need the right attorney to move your claim forward through the New York workers’ compensation system. Find out what to look for and how to choose the best workers’ compensation lawyer for you.

Avoid These New York Workers’ Comp Mistakes & Misconceptions

There is a lot of misinformation out there about injured workers’ rights in New York, and having represented thousands of them, we’ve heard it all. Here are the key mistakes to avoid when you’ve been hurt on the job.

Preparing for Your Free Workers’ Comp Consultation

You don’t have to go into the workers’ compensation process alone. In a free consultation with an attorney, you’ll get answers to your questions and a sense of the scope and value of your claim. Here’s how to prepare for your consultation.

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover My Commute?

In general, workers’ compensation does not apply to your commute to and from work – this is called the “Coming and Going Rule.” However, various exceptions can apply if your injury was causally linked to your employment.

Choosing Your Doctor After a Work Injury

In New York, unlike many other states, you have the right to choose your doctor for a work injury. Our attorneys explain your legal rights and what the insurance company can and cannot do.