It’s sad but true: millions of Americans are hurt on the job every year. The good news is that many workers are protected by Workers’ Compensation laws. A Workers’ Compensation claim may necessitate a number of entitlements; a few of these items may include lost wages due to time off of work, medical expenses that occurred as a result of the injury, and costs associated with all of the possible consequences of the accident, such as rehabilitation, retraining, and disability payments.
If you’ve been injured or have become ill as a direct result of your job, you are entitled to compensation.
Workers’ Compensation in New York City
All injuries that occur while on the job are covered under New York Workers’ Compensation Law. This can include anything from slip and falls and head injuries, to occupational diseases such as hearing loss, and work-related cancers (asbestos). We’ve helped hundreds of injured workers recover compensation for work-related injuries, such as:
- Bone fractures, breaks, and sprains
- Traumatic brain injuries
- And more…
If you are injured at work, immediately notify your employer within 30 days; if you wait any longer than a month, you may lose the right to file a claim.
Argyropoulos & Associates: Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Each case is as unique as the worker; at Argyopoulos & Associates, we operate under this belief.
Why choose our firm?
A claim is paid if the employer or insurance carrier agrees that the injury or illness is work-related. If the employer or insurance carrier disputes the claim, no cash benefits are paid until the workers’ compensation law judge decides who is right. If a worker is not receiving benefits because the employer or insurance carrier is arguing that the injury is not job-related, he or she may be eligible for disability benefits in the meantime. Any payments made under the Disability Program, however, will be subtracted from future workers’ compensation awards.
Employers and their insurers often try to maximize profits by undermining or denying valid compensation claims. At Argyropoulos and Associates LLC, we have extensive experience in workers’ compensation claims, as well as third-party liability claims. We are dedicated and determined to go after every available dollar of compensation.
If you need an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney in Astoria, New York, call Argyropoulos & Associates today.