Work injuries are overwhelming and can be quite confusing. The Queens Workers’ Compensation attorneys at BECK LAW, P.C. are here to help.  Below are some common questions with answers that you may have following your work accident.

Can I get fired if I file for Workers’ Compensation?

After a work accident, one of the first things that an injured person thinks about is whether they will be terminated or fired for filing a claim a Workers’ Compensation claim. Rest at ease.

Workers’ Compensation law is designed to protect employees. It’s main function is to ensure that an employer has Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Workers Compensation insurance will be responsible to pay for all medical expenses, lost wages and permanency awards related to a work injury. If an employer fires an employee for  filing a Workers’ Compensation and without cause, you may file a separate action against the employer for retaliation under employment law.

In order to make sure that your rights are not being violated by your employer, contact the experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers at BECK LAW, P.C. today. Our attorneys have helped thousands of injured employees with their claims.

Can I sue my employer after a work accident?

The simple answer is no. Workers’ Compensation Law prevents an employee from suing an employer for injuries that they sustained during the course of their employment. However, an injured employee may pursue their employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance for their medical expenses, lost wages and permanency awards (settlement).

Do I need to see a Workers’ Compensation Doctor after a work accident?

It is very important that you get medically evaluated following a work accident in New York. When doing so, it is important that the treating physician is coded by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. This means that the treating physician is allowed to practice medicine and treat Workers’ Compensation patients. This is specifically important for the purposes of having your medical bills processed according to the New York State Workers’ Compensation fee schedule and for you to continue receiving ongoing Workers’ Compensation lost wages.

Do I need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Work place accidents create financial hardships, frustration and anguish.  Do not let this process discourage you from fighting for what you are entitled to.  Workers’ Compensation insurance companies know that self-represented individuals are not equipped with the legal background to fight back.  The Queens Workers Compensation Lawyers at BECK LAW, P.C. will make sure that your claim for lost wages and medical expenses are filed properly to ensure that your claim will be processed immediately.  Our office will make sure that we handle the following on your behalf: 

  • Your medical treatment remains open until you fully recover;
  • You receive the lost wages that you are entitled to under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law;
  • You obtain maximum compensation.

Don’t let the insurance company bully you into taking a small settlement or intimidate you into thinking you don’t have a case. Talk to the knowledgeable Workers Compensation attorneys at Beck Law, P.C. about your Queens Work place Injury, and let us put our legal skills to work for you.

Need assistance with your Workers’ Compensation claim and do not know where to start? Contact BECK LAW, P.C. for a free consultation. We will guide you throughout your claim. Call us now.