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Workers’ Compensation Claims: What to Expect and How an Attorney Can Help

Posted by Sean J. Denvir | May 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured on the job, then you could be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. NY workers' compensation benefits include medical benefits and indemnity benefits for lost time from work. However, you'll usually need an experienced attorney to assist you with filing your claim since workers' compensation claims can quickly become complicated. Fortunately, there are Kingston NY workers compensation attorneys at Ryan, Roach & Ryan are there to assist you.

The laws governing workers' compensation are complex and confusing at best. Trying to navigate them on your own could cause you undue stress as well as the loss of the maximum level of benefits possible for your injury and disability. If you've been injured on the job, leave all the details to experienced Kingston NY workers' compensation attorneys at Ryan Roach and Ryan.

Call Ryan, Roach & Ryan for a free claim evaluation. Generally, in order to have a valid claim, you must have been injured on the job and while in the course of your employment. This involves an investigation of the facts involved in the accident as well as an analysis of the details of the employment relationship to determination whether an “employer–employee” relationship existed.

Often what may be referred to as an “independent contractor” relationship is actually an “employer-employee” relationship, and this distinction is critical. We know the legal test to determine whether you have an employer-employee relationship that will provide the basis for a claim. If you are unsure, contact us and we will evaluate all of the facts to determine whether or not you have a valid claim for workers' compensation benefits. Even if you are partially or totally at fault for your injuries, you may still have a valid claim – call us to find out.

Most employers in N.Y. are required to obtain workers' compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Sometimes an employer will fail to obtain the required insurance, however an injured worker will still have the right to file a claim and obtain benefits through the NY Uninsured Employers Fund (UEF). At Ryan, Roach & Ryan we will assess the facts of your situation and file a claim to obtain the benefits you are entitled to.

It's important to seek legal representation for your workers' compensation claim as soon as possible because workers' compensation attorneys have the experience necessary to fight for you. At Ryan Roach and Ryan, we will file your claim in timely manner, and we know what you are entitled to under the law. We won't let the insurance company low-ball your claim, and we have the skill and experience necessary to negotiate with the big insurance companies to obtain the maximum benefits allowable under the law.

Many workers' compensation claims result in findings of permanency, and many claims are eventually settled in a Section 32 Settlement. We know how to evaluate the elements to determine the permanency award and settlement you are entitled to under the law, and we will not let insurance companies get away with paying anything less than what you are entitled to. Contact Ryan, Roach & Ryan today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Other Potential Claims

When we evaluate your case at Ryan, Roach & Ryan, we will also determine whether the facts of your case support any other rights to recovery or benefits, such as potential negligence or N.Y. Labor Law claims arising of the conduct of others, or for No-Fault benefits, N.Y. State Disability benefits, and/or Social Security Disability benefits.

Attorney's Fees

There are no upfront costs or fees. Attorney's fees are only paid out of awards of compensation and must be approved by a Workers' Compensation Law Judge. Contact Ryan, Roach & Ryan today for a free case evaluation.

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