Workers Compensation Lawyers
Brand Brand Nomberg & Rosenbaum, LLP has a reputation of being one of the most hard-hitting law firms in New York for helping injured workers obtain Workers Compensation benefits. For over 25 years, BBNR has helped persons injured on the job obtain the Workers Compensation benefits they deserve.
We understand that the loss of the ability to work is a fearful matter. Time is critical in helping an injured worker obtain the financial means to support themselves and their family.
In addition to lost income, we know that it is essential for an injured worker to have medical coverage for treatment of their work-related injuries. Without the necessary treatment, an injured worker will needlessly suffer and be unable to return to the workforce.
Depending upon the injury, an injured worker may also be entitled to a lump sum award. BBNR, Workers Compensation Lawyers, will negotiate with the insurance carrier to obtain the highest award based upon your injuries and work history.
We aggressively work to obtain all benefits and awards for our clients to help them move forward after an injury. The Insurance carriers often try to delay payments and benefits, which is why Brand Brand Nomberg & Rosenbaum, LLP works relentlessly to make sure the litigation is pushed forward to quickly obtain needed benefits.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION?
In New York, if you suffer a work-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to Workers Compensation benefits. Workers Compensation benefits include medical insurance, payments for lost wages, permanent injuries, and reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses.
You may be eligible for Workers Compensation benefits even if you are not a United States citizen, or if you work “off the books.” In certain cases, you may be eligible for Workers Compensation benefits for injuries or illnesses that occur before or after work hours. Even if you think you are an independent contractor, such as an Uber driver, you should contact BBNR, experienced Workers Compensation Lawyers as you may still be entitled to Workers Compensation benefits.
WHAT MUST BE DONE TO APPLY FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION?
You should immediately report the accident to your employer and preferably with written proof. Your Workers Compensation claim must be properly filed with your employer, your employer’s insurance company, and the State of New York. Failure to properly file your claim may result in lost benefits.
WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT TIME LIMITATIONS FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION?
An injured worker has 30 days to report the accident and/or injury to the employer, and two years from the date of accident to file a claim with the Workers Compensation Board.
WILL I AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS AFTER APPLYING?
The Workers Compensation insurance company will not always grant benefits just because you apply for them. The Workers Compensation insurance company is represented by attorneys who will deny your claim for benefits. In addition, substantial medical evidence must support your claim for Workers Compensation benefits. BBNR are skilled Workers Compensation Lawyers who will present medical testimony and other medical evidence on your behalf to help win your case.
Other factors may also affect your receipt of Workers Compensation benefits. Most applicants must be examined by insurance company doctors and request hearings before a Judge in order to obtain Workers Compensation benefits. At BBNR, your Workers Compensation Lawyers will zealously represent your interests to maximize your recoveries.
CAN I COMMENCE BOTH A WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM AND A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?
Yes, you may be able to commence a personal injury lawsuit against an entity other than your employer who was responsible for causing the accident. For example, if you were injured on a construction site, you may be able to sue the owner of the property as well as obtain Workers Compensation. A person injured in a car accident who was working at the time may have a lawsuit against the negligent driver in addition to Workers Compensation benefits.
At Brand Brand Nomberg & Rosenbaum, LLP there is no need to obtain separate counsel since we are both a Personal Injury and Workers Compensation law firm. You will only need to contact one law office, BBNR, for your “on the job” accident.
The personal injury and Workers Compensation departments work together and confer with each other to help maximize your awards. We will exchange legal strategies and share treating physician medical records, legal decisions, and medical reports by defense physicians to help win your case.
CAN I SUE MY EMPLOYER AS WELL FOR AN ON THE JOB INJURY?
While in general, an injured worker is not able to sue their employer, there are certain exceptions to this rule. For instance, if an employer fails to take out Workers Compensation coverage for an employee, the worker may be able to sue the employer directly for the accident.
Call Brand Brand Nomberg & Rosenbaum, LLP at 212-808-0448, for a free consultation. There is no fee unless we win.
5 Helpful Free Tips from Workers Compensation Lawyers:
- Immediately notify your employer about your injury or illness. Ask for the name, address and phone number of the Workers Compensation insurance company.
- Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the injury.
- Take photographs of the accident site and your injuries.
- Go to a doctor or hospital for treatment and fully explain when and how your work-related injury or illness occurred.
Contact BBNR, experienced Workers Compensation Lawyers, to protect your rights.