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Workers' Compensation and Job Injuries

Workers' compensation laws were created to help protect employees from the dangers of working while also providing financial assistance when they are injured on the job. Unfortunately, many employers are not in compliance with the laws, and they try to get around paying workers' compensation benefits to their employees.

If you were injured on the job, you should report the accident to your employer and file a workers' compensation claim. Your employer will provide you with the necessary forms to complete and will help you navigate the workers' compensation process. If you feel your employer is not being truthful or is not cooperating with you, you should contact a workers' compensation attorney in New York.

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What Is A Work Injury?

Work injuries are any injuries sustained by employees while they are on the job. Workplace injuries can occur at any time, in any place, and from almost any cause. Some of the most common work injuries are caused by repetitive stress, motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, and workplace violence.

Work injuries can be caused by:

  • Heavy machinery
  • Lack of safety equipment
  • Falls
  • Violent acts
  • Vehicles
  • Chemicals
  • Heavy objects

Who Is Eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits?

Workers' compensation benefits are available to all employees who are injured on the job, regardless of whether they were at fault for the accident or not. Workers' compensation insurance provides these benefits to employees:

  • Medical treatment
  • Temporary disability
  • Permanent disability
  • Death benefits

Workers' compensation insurance is mandatory in all states and is governed by state laws. Each state has its own workers' compensation laws and regulations, but the general premise is the same: employers are required to provide workers' compensation benefits to employees who are injured on the job.

How Much Will Workers' Compensation Benefits Pay?

Workers' compensation benefits are meant to replace the income and benefits an employee would have earned if they were able to work. The amount of benefits an injured employee receives is dependent on the severity of the injury and their expected recovery time. The average weekly workers' compensation benefits an employee receives is between 50% and 66% of their weekly earnings.

Workers' compensation benefits cover:

  • Medical care
  • Hospitalization
  • Surgeries
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription medications
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ongoing medical care
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Death benefits

The amount of workers' compensation benefits an injured employee receives is based on their expected recovery time. If an employee is expected to make a full recovery in a few weeks or months, they will receive temporary disability benefits. If they are expected to make a full recovery but will require ongoing medical care, they will receive permanent disability benefits.

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