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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

our dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys are committed to helping injured workers throughout upstate New York. Our seasoned legal team understands how overwhelming the pain and stress of a work injury can be. Don’t go it alone – we take the weight off your shoulders by handling all aspects of your workers’ compensation claim and fighting to ensure you get the full medical and income benefits to which you are entitled.

How A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help With Your Claim

if your employer doesn’t have workers compensation in insurance you will still recover. The Uninsured Employers Fund must pay your medical bills and some lost wages.
  
Depending on the cause of your injury, other parties may be liable for your damages. A manufacturer of a defective product or toxic substance, subcontractors, vendors or even another employee who acted recklessly may be legally responsible for your injuries. There are specific procedures and deadlines for filing workers’ comp and personal injury claims in both New York and Pennsylvania. Our experienced legal team will assess your case and pursue all possible avenues of compensation in an efficient and timely manner.

Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits

Workers’ compensation medical benefits typically cover hospital bills, doctor visits, medications and other medical expenses that are necessary to treat a work-related injury or illness. Although it varies from state to state, medical care and treatment related to a wide range of injuries, including mental health conditions and repetitive stress injuries, should last as long as it takes to treat the problem.

Workers’ Compensation Income Benefits

Also known as disability benefits, intended to compensate you for a portion of the income you’ve lost while you’re unable to work due to your injury or illness. Depending on the type of injury or disability, you may be eligible for
Temporary Total Disability — If your doctor determines that you’re totally disabled for a limited period of time, you may be eligible for temporary total disability benefits. Temporary total disability payments are terminated when you’re fully recovered or it is determined that you won’t completely recover. 

Temporary Partial Disability — If your injury keeps you from doing your regular job for a limited period of time but you are able to carry out some of your duties, you may be able to collect temporary partial disability.
Permanent Total Disability — When permanent damage from a workplace injury or illness is so severe that you’re unable to return to work, you may be eligible for permanent total disability. Rules and requirements for determining whether you’re eligible for these benefits are complex. You don’t always have to be incapacitated or completely unable to work to get total permanent disability benefits. It’s also important to keep in mind that you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the federal government.

At Stanley Law Offices, our legal team works collaboratively to help you recover the full benefits you need and deserve to protect your health and your family’s financial future.

Workers’ Comp And Social Security Disability Appeals

Unfortunately, many injured workers’ claims are denied by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance and the Social Security Administration. There are strict time limits on filing appeals for these types of claims. Missing important deadlines or omitting vital details can mean the difference between receiving the benefits you deserve and struggling to save yourself from financial hardship. Seeking the advice of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney before you even hit the appeal stage of your claim can ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.

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