Injuries Requiring Surgery
New York Workplace Accident Lawyers Who Help Victims Recover Compensation They Need
We see injured New Yorkers all the time who tell us their story of going to work one day and coming home in a cast, on crutches, or bandaged up after having a serious accident at work. For those most unfortunate, surgery was required after their injury, sometimes followed by a lengthy hospital stay and physical therapy to help them get their mobility. That's when we stepped in, to help fight for their justice by pursuing every penny of workers' compensation they deserved, from filing a workers' compensation claim to choosing a doctor.
What kinds of workplace injuries need surgery?
The list of potential work injuries that require surgical procedures is lengthy, including:
- Spinal fusion after spinal cord damage due to a fall from up high
- Wrist surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome due to repetitive stress injury
- Resetting broken bones and fractures after a work-related car accident
- Brain surgery for a traumatic head injury on a construction site
- Skin grafting after a bad chemical burn injury
- Suturing to repair severe internal injuries
Does surgery increase your workers’ comp settlement?
Often, your workers’ comp settlement will be higher if your injury requires surgery. First, workers’ compensation pays for the full cost of reasonable and necessary medical expenses, which means not only the cost of the surgery itself, but also follow-up visits with doctors, physical therapy, medication, and other medical treatment. Second, surgery usually means a longer recovery time, which could keep you out of work for an extended period. Workers’ compensation pays to replace two-thirds of those lost wages.
Of course, when the value of the claim is higher, the insurance company also has more incentive to fight back. They may question whether a particular surgical procedure is medically necessary or dispute the length of your recovery time. That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer on your side throughout the process.
Don't Go Through Work Injury Surgery Without Fierce Legal Representation
Any job-related injury that requires surgery is severe. Call the New York Law Offices of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation today. We can help you recover both your health and any lost wages. We serve job injury victims across the entire New York City area, including Rockland, Suffolk, Kings, and Queens Counties.