Workers Comp 101: I Was Injured at work what are my rights?

On behalf of The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Thanks for reading our Workers Comp 101 series! Here we discuss the basics of workers compensation law with articles about everything from What is a Workers Comp Case? to Schedule Loss of Use settlements. If you have specific questions about your case please contact our firm. Our attorneys are dedicated to making a real difference for real people.

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If you've ever asked yourself the question: 'I was injured at work what are my rights?' then you're in the right place. It's not a simple question but it potentially has a simpler answer: Contact an attorney.

Workers compensation law varies from state to state. In New York, there are only a few people who would not be eligible for workers compensation if injured at work. You can potentially get medical benefits and compensation depending on the severity of the injury. If you were injured in the course of doing your job... you may have a workers compensation case. 

The first and biggest step is to get yourself to a doctor or hospital. If the injury is severe enough you need medical treatment immediately inform your employer of the injury. Your health is the most important thing.

After seeking treatment, or possibly simultaneously, get in writing exactly what happened from a supervisor or person who you work for. Make sure they are informed of the situation. If there were any witnesses to the accident or injury get their statements if you can. 

Finally, contact an attorney. Attorneys, like the ones at our firm, can protect your rights and ensure if you ever ask the question: 'I was injured at work, what are my rights?' your rights are are protected.

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**This information is based on New York State. Each state may be different. This blog post is for informational purposes. Your specific circumstances may vary from the information provided. Every case is different. Prior results do not guarantee future outcomes. The contents contained in this post do not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please contact us before sending confidential or time-sensitive material**

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