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How to Receive Worker’s Compensation After an Injury in
If you become injured on the job you may be entitled to cash benefits or medical care
through Workers’Compensation insurance.
As an employee, you are not required to contribute to the cost of the Workers’
Compensation insurance. Employers pay for the premiums through a private insurer,
however the claims are processed through a state agency called the Workers’
Compensation Board. If there is any dispute between the employee and employer as to the nature of the
injuries, it will be decided by the Workers’ Compensation Board.
How Workers’ Compensation Differs from Insurance Programs
Unlike other insurance programs where the claimant might be awarded less or more compensation based
on their role they played in the injury, Workers’ Compensation does not place blame on the employee or
employer. There are a few exclusions to this, which include the employee beingfound to be on drugs,
being intoxicated, or there was intent to injure themselves or another party.
When An Employee Needs to File a Claim
An employee should file a claim anytime a work related accident takes place. In general, in order for an
injury to fall under the Workers’ Compensation program, it not only has to occur in the workplace, it
also has to be the result of the employee performing the work. If it is ever unclear an accident is
considered work related, the Workers’ Compensation Board will make the decision.
How to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation
In order to qualify for Workers’ Compensation, you need to file the claim with your employer within 30
days of the accident. While the Workers Compensation Board does have the authority to waive thistime
limit, it is best to file within 30 days. The time limit to file with the actual Workers’ Compensation board
is two years and should be done using the form C-3.
In addition to covering injuries as a result of an accident, Workers’ Compensation can also cover injuries
that develop over time that are referred to as occupational injuries. In order to qualify for compensation,
you will need your doctor to confirm that he or she believes the injury is related to your work.
Receive a Free Work Accident Compensation Consultation
Robert Golan PC is ready to help you and to discuss your case. We can help you get started with your
Long Island Workers’ Compensation case. Contact our experienced injury attorney to find out your next
Even if you have already applied for Workers’ Compensation on your own, have been turned down, or
are currently stuck in the process, contact us. We canhelp with your case. Call us at 516 586-3910 for a