Accidents can occur in any workplace, although some work environments like construction are more risky than others. Employers must follow federal and state regulations to protect the health and safety of all their workers. If you suffered an injury while performing your duties on the job, you may be struggling with getting your workers’ compensation benefits, and getting compensation for damages not covered by your workers’ compensation. At Dennis Herron & Associates we can help you with an action plan to get the compensation you deserve.
Dennis Herron & Associates is a team of skilled personal injury lawyers fighting for workers who have been injured in the workplace.
For over 25 years, we have represented clients who have been injured by the wrongful acts or negligence of others.
We have recovered millions in awards and settlements on behalf of clients for damages suffered as a result of their injuries.
If you are looking for vigorous representation of your interests in your workers’ compensation case, you need the experienced Rochester workers’ compensation lawyers at Dennis Herron & Associates. Our lawyers are driven to develop and implement strategies to get the best outcome for you. Call us today at (585) 244-6000 to schedule a consultation and case review.
Workers’ Compensation in New York
Every employer in New York is required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their workers. Workers’ compensation ensures that workers who are injured on the job do not have to go through the contentious and lengthy process of suing their employer before they are taken care of. Workers’ compensation benefits cover:
Medical care including necessary drugs and assistive devices
Lost wages if your injury keeps you out of work for more than seven days, or your pay is reduced because your work changed or work hours reduced
Survivor benefits for the beneficiaries of workers of a deceased worker
While workers’ compensation benefits can go a long way in restoring your health in many cases, in some cases, your workers’ compensation benefits may not be adequate for the damages you suffer. Your workers’ compensation insurance company may also deny some of your claims. This is when having a skilled Rochester workers’ compensation lawyer can really pay off. A workers’ compensation lawyer understands the law and knows the best strategies for getting you the best outcome in your case.
Requirements for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Not every injury sustained while at the job will qualify for workers’ compensation. In order for an injury to qualify, the following conditions must be present:
The employer is in the class of employers mandated under New York state law to have workers’ compensation coverage.
The victim’s injury, illness, or disability occurred as a result of their performance of their work duties.
The employer was given notice in writing within 90 days of the incident that caused the injury, illness or disability.
The victim has medical reports that clearly attribute the injury, illness, or disability to the incident or working conditions at the workplace.
Meeting these requirements to the satisfaction of your employer or the insurance company can be difficult. You will need strong evidence and expert medical testimony to prove your claim. A workers’ compensation lawyer will have the resources and legal knowledge to compile the evidence you need to prove your claim.
Work with the Skilled Rochester Workers’ Compensation Team at Dennis Herron & Associates
If you have been injured in an accident or by the working conditions at your job, you should speak with a lawyer as soon as you are able to. If you need to sue your employer to get the compensation you deserve, call on experience you can rely on. Call Dennis Herron & Associates at (585) 244-6000.