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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.

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.