New York City Workers' Compensation Lawyers
If you have been injured at work, your first question is, What do I do? At the Robert A. Koenigsberg Law Offices, we understand that this is new to you, so you need guidance. Still, you may not need a lawyer if your case is fairly straightforward. You can start by filling out the initial application for benefits yourself. Go to the New York State Workers' Compensation website to download the application. Of course, filling out the application is not the only step you have to take. There are several other important steps that cannot be overlooked:
- Report your injury to your employer. By law, this must be done within 30 days of suffering your work injury. Give them something in writing. Sending them a certified letter can help to make certain your right to collect benefits is protected.
- Seek medical care. See a doctor that understands workers' comp and accepts workers' comp. Be very clear about every single body part you have injured, and make certain the doctor puts every detail into his or her report. It will be much more difficult to collect benefits if your injuries are not properly documented by your doctor.
- Be careful about signing documents from your employer, the insurance carrier or the Workers' Compensation Board. When you see documents requiring your signature, that is a good time to get in touch with an experienced workers' comp claim attorney.
Our Lawyers Are Here to Help
We are happy to provide a free initial consultation about your case. While there are many straightforward cases that do not require the assistance of a lawyer, there are also many that are extremely nuanced and complicated from the very start. Our experience allows us to overcome these challenges to help you get the benefits to which you are entitled.
If you have already applied on your own and have been denied, we can help you push forward. To schedule an appointment about your next steps, please call our office at 646-480-1625 today or contact us online.