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Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim

Workers' Compensation Forms Are Complex—Talk To an Experienced Lawyer in New York

Man filing a workers’ compensation claim after experiencing a work injuryThe New York workers' comp application process is challenging, and simply submitting the forms does not guarantee that workers' compensation benefits will be awarded. If documents are filled out incorrectly or are incomplete, that can delay or stop your payments. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that many injured workers fight for their rights in workers' compensation hearings simply because they left some crucial information out or worded something too vaguely. Our job as your attorney is to ensure that you file a workers' compensation claim that is complete, compelling, and effective to get a good settlement for your job injuries.

How to file a workers’ comp claim in New York

Filing a workers’ compensation claim starts with informing your employer that you were hurt on the job. You need to tell your supervisor or someone else in charge at your employer, and you must make this notification within 30 days. We recommend doing so in writing so that you have a record of the report.

You then need to fill out Form C-3, the Employee Claim form. By law, you have up to two years to do this, but we recommend doing so as soon as possible.

You also need to get medical attention as soon as possible after the injury. The doctor who treats you will fill out Form C-4, the Doctor’s Initial Report. Your employer must also report the work injury to its insurance carrier and the Workers’ Compensation Board.

Overwhelmed by Workers' Comp Paperwork? Call Us—We're On Your Side!

Whether you're a tunnel worker who suffered a neck injury on the job, a hospital worker with heavy lifting injuries from helping patients in and out of beds, or an administrative assistant with repetitive stress injuries from typing on a keyboard all day, we can help. We expedite workers' compensation cases for New York workers in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, Westchester, and Rockland County.

A Relentless New York Workers Comp Attorney Can Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard

We know how New York workers can be given the runaround—from being told their application forms are incomplete to dealing with a denied workers' compensation claim to having payments stopped for no reason. At Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, we will aggressively pursue justice on your behalf. Call us today toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. Every discussion is confidential, and there is no obligation.