When an individual in New York City is injured on the job, they may be very concerned about how they will support themselves while they are unable to work. This concern is often increased by the cost of medical bills that the injured party faces as a result of the accident. Many employees throughout New York City are covered under the state’s workers’ compensation laws. When an individual is injured at work, they may want to consider filing a workers’ compensation claim. Here are a few important steps to be aware of in the claim process:
- When the accident happens, immediately notify your supervisor and seek medical attention
- Inform your employer about the accident in writing within 30 days
- File a claim with the Board of Workers’ Compensation within two years of the date of the accident or within two years after you learned that the injury or illness was related to work
- Within two days after the accident, the physician needs to mail a Doctor’s Initial Report to the district office, the employer, the insurance carrier, and the attorney
- The employer must report the injury to the board and their insurance company within 10 days
- The insurance company should notify the injured party of their rights within 14 days
If you have been injured on the job, it is important to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney immediately.
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.