In the state of New York, any worker who is injured on the job or while
performing a work-related task only has 30 days in which to provide his
or her employer with a written or verbal notification of the accident
and injuries sustained. Injured workers will be given 2 years from the
date of their accident to file an official
workers' compensation claim requesting benefits. In cases where a worker is involved in a workplace
accident that results in an occupational disability, or that worker dies
as a result of such an accident, all workers' compensation benefit
claims must be submitted within 2 years from the date the worker became
aware of the disability or from the date of death.
Any delay in filing a claim for workers' comp benefits could result
in a complete denial of benefits. Even in cases where a worker is receiving
benefits from his or her employer's insurance company prior to filing
a claim, it is still necessary for that worker to file a claim so as to
protect his or her benefits and rights. If you have been injured at a
construction site or while on the job, we strongly recommend you obtain
legal counsel from an experienced New York construction accident attorney
at our firm right away. Our attorneys have more than 100 years combined
experience practicing law and we are proud of the fact that we have been
able to collect more than $420 million dollars on behalf of our clients.
Our entire legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights of construction
accident victims and we are committed to helping you seek maximum compensation
for your injuries. Having helped countless people file for workers'
compensation benefits, we are well aware of the issues than may arise
and you can rest assured that we will ardently pursue workers' comp
benefits on your behalf.
Do not hesitate to
call our New York law firm and schedule to meet with one of our attorneys as soon as possible following
your workplace accidents. Allowing us the opportunity and time to review
your case, advise you of your legal rights and see to the accuracy of
your claim, will significantly increase your chances of being able to
obtain the highest level of workers' compensation benefits available
in your case.