When a person is injured on the job, they have the right to file for Worker’s Comp in Suffolk County NY. This allows you to receive weekly benefit payments while you are out of work to recover and also pays for your medical bills. The steps you take after an injury are crucial to you being able to receive benefits. If you have been injured on the job, this information will assist you in knowing what to expect, so you will be fully prepared.
When you are first injured, you will need to inform the person in charge of filing claims. This is often your immediate supervisor. This will start the process of your claim, so your paperwork can be filed. After you have made your initial report, you will be required to go through testing for drugs and alcohol. It is imperative you go through this testing and pass or you will not be able to receive benefits, because they will assume these were factors in causing the accident.
Though you are free to see any doctor you want for your care, you will also be required to see the company doctor. Most people are upset to find they have no choice in this matter. If you refuse to see the doctor, you will also be denied your benefits.
There are many obstacles in getting approved for Worker’s Comp in Suffolk County NY. This is why many people make the decision to hire an attorney to help them. An attorney will work to protect your rights through every aspect of you getting benefits. If you are denied your benefits, the attorney can appeal the case and it will be heard before a judge. This will allow the attorney to submit further evidence, so you can be approved for your benefits.
The process is often slow. The insurance companies often drag their feet in getting benefits paid and will work to deny claims. This is where having an attorney working on your side proves beneficial. The best part of hiring an attorney from Gilbert, Blaszcyk, & Milburn, LLP is you will not be required to pay any fees until you win your case and begin receiving benefits.