Have you been injured at work? Employees can sue for damages for suffering work-related injuries. In addition to worker’s compensation claims, there may be independent lawsuit options available. Suffering a serious injury at work can cause extraordinary problems in your life. You may have substantial medical bills and you also may not be able to continue earning money to support your family and meet your other financial obligations. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you in finding solutions to these concerns.
Employers who operate for profit must cover employees through a worker’s compensation insurance policy to protect employees in the event of injury while at work. This includes coverage even for part-time employees, family members and volunteers. However, domestic employers are only required to provide coverage for employees who work 40 or more hours per week. Employers may not discriminate against employees who have filed a worker’s compensation claim. Employers may also not avoid responsibility for providing insurance coverage by paying workers “off the books,” not reporting wages paid to illegal aliens, or misclassifying employees as “independent contractors.”
Worker’s compensation covers:
• Medical services needed to treat the job injury or illness;
• Temporary disability payments to the employee to help replace lost wages;
• Permanent disability payments to the employee to compensate for permanent effects of the injury;
• A death benefit for the employee’s survivors in the event of a fatal injury.
With every case, we conduct a complete investigation into your injury and how it occurred. We will examine incident reports, medical records and any other available information to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
If you are in need of an experienced personal injury attorney, contact Experienced Brooklyn Malpractice Attorneys Weinstein, Chase, Messinger and Peteres, to Fight for You!