Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in New York City
Your job is an important part of your life, and accidents or injuries at work can cause physical, emotional, and financial difficulties. If you experience an injury or illness on the job because of work conditions, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation.
The experienced lawyers at Staten Island’s largest workers’ compensation firm, Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, are here to help workers in the greater New York City area with filing their claims. Make your life easier by hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer who has experience and knowledge of the entire system.
About Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation is a government program that provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job or become ill because of their work conditions. Most employers in the United States are required to have workers’ compensation insurance that covers their employees in the event of an injury or illness. Workers’ compensation benefits vary by state as each has different requirements. Typically, the compensation will include partial wage replacement and coverage or reimbursement for medical services.
Claimants seeking workers’ compensation must have evidence that their illness or injury was caused by their work duties or environment. It is important that the worker has medical history documenting their injury, and they need to notify their employer within 30 days of their diagnosis. Claimants must also file a workers’ compensation claim within two years of the injury date. If a worker claims compensation benefits, they cannot sue their employer for other damages. This helps protect both employers and employees because employers have limited liability, but employees will still receive some payment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation
What Benefits Can You Receive From Workers’ Compensation?
There are four main types of compensation benefits that workers may receive, including:
- Wage replacement benefits
- Medical treatment
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death benefits for dependents
Who Must Provide Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
Almost all states require businesses to purchase workers’ compensation coverage for their employees, with a few exceptions. If businesses fail to provide workers’ compensation coverage, they can face expensive penalties.
Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?
Typically, workers’ compensation benefits are not taxable at the state or federal level. These benefits are intended to help compensate for the worker’s lost income.
What Is Not Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
There are some workplace injuries that workers’ compensation does not cover, and these are usually because they are of no fault to the employer or caused by working conditions. Those include injuries stemming from a fight that an employee started, injuries from being under the influence at work, and intentional injuries.
Workers’ Compensation Cases We Handle
The lawyers at Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, provide outstanding legal services to people who need them. A workplace injury law firm with extensive resources, we handle various types of workers’ compensation cases. These include:
- Workers with occupational diseases
- Workers injured in on-the-job accidents (construction site injuries and industrial accidents)
- Workers suffering from repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Workers afflicted with the adverse effects of chemical exposure
- Workers suffering from exposure to asbestos
To be eligible for a New York workers’ compensation claim, the accident must have happened in New York, or the company must have connections to the state.
Please note: Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, does not handle cases for federal or postal workers.
Why Should You Choose Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP?
The motto of Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, is “continuing the tradition of representing the injured worker,” and it shows through our lawyers’ experience and dedication to each of their cases. Benefits of working with our firm include:
- Over 30 years of combined experience in workers’ compensation and disability cases
- Local attorneys who are familiar with New York laws and regulations
- Bilingual partner Rolando Cubela serves clients whose primary languages are English or Spanish
- Serves many clients throughout Staten Island and the greater NYC area
Hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer who has experience with these cases may help you expedite your claim and reduce your stress.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
Whether you have experienced an accident or injury at work or developed an occupational illness, filing for workers’ compensation benefits can help you immensely. Filing with help from the workers’ compensation lawyers at Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, can make the process easier and more efficient. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your claim.