What to do if you are injured in a work related accident

Injuries that occur in the workplace can be very stressful on all parties involved. After all, it is the responsibility of every employer to provide their workers with a safe and productive work environment. However, there are instances in which employers fail to do so, resulting in injury. If you or someone you know has been injured in a work related accident, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.

In the event that you are injured at work, it is crucial to make sure that your legal rights are protected. The best way to do is by reporting your injury to your employer right away. In most states, reporting your injury to your employer is time sensitive, meaning you only get a certain amount of time to do so. This window ranges from the time the accident occurs to a few days after the accident takes place. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with the laws specific to your state, but in any case, make sure you report your injury as soon as possible.

Another way to protect your legal rights upon being injured at work is to hire a reputable workers’ compensation attorney. A workers’ compensation attorney will be able to guide you in the process of paperwork to make sure that any time sensitive paperwork deadlines are met. They will also be able to give you the best advice as far as going back to work, your options in the event that your injuries are permanent and protect you in the event that your claim is denied.

Knowing how to protect your rights is important, but understanding what they are will be key to your case. Workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state, as do the rights that an injured employee are entitled to. However, in general legal rights for injured employees usually include the right to file a claim for your injury or illness, the right to see a doctor to peruse medical treatment, the right to return to your job upon approval from your physician, the right to disability benefits should your injury be permanent or long term and the right to legal representation through the entire workers’ compensation process.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a work related accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (877) 504-5562. You may also email us at any time at [email protected].

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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

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This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

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