Workers’ Compensation benefits are provided to employees who have sustained work-related injuries. These benefits may include cash and/or medical care, and are provided by the employer’s insurance carrier. These benefits are truly helpful when one is unable to work, but still has to pay the bills. However, submitting a claim also comes with strict timetables that must be followed. Let the respected Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® in Saratoga Springs work for you, and get you the money you’re rightfully deserved.

 

New York’s Workers’ Compensation Board processes the Workers’ Compensation claims, and if approved, directs employers’ insurance carrier to pay cash benefits and medical care. The Workers’ Compensation Board determines just how much one is to be reimbursed. Three instances in which a worker is disqualified from such benefits are:

  • The injury resulted from the individual being intoxicated (both drugs and alcohol)
  • The individual had the intention of hurting themselves or others
  • Injury resulted when an employee’s conduct violated company policy or committed a serious crime

 

Workers’ Compensation cases do not leave anyone at fault, and therefore does not adjust the amount paid based on the level of carelessness. The injured employee will receive no money until the employer or insurance carrier agrees that the injury or illness was in fact, a work-related event. In the instance of a disputed claim, a Workers’ Compensation judge will decide which party is correct, then, and only then, will cash benefits and medical care be released to the injured employee through Workers’ Compensation. 

Believe it or not, if you are waiting for a judge to decide your case, you are could also be eligible for disability benefits, and able to collect during this time. Be aware, any accepted benefits from the Disability Program will be deducted from your future Workers’ Compensation settlement.

 

Let our Saratoga Springs legal team of workers’ compensation attorneys assist you in filling out your claim and seek the full benefits in which you are entitled to.

 

If you have been injured on the job and don’t fully understand the Workers’ Compensation legal process, contact Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® of Saratoga Springs today. Even if you are still working but an injury is preventing you from earning the same amount that you once did, there are laws in place that allow you to recover two-thirds of that difference.

 

Don’t let the NYS Workers’ Compensation Law keep you or a loved one confused or stressed. Get the proper care needed and the proper compensation. 

Allow the Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters®, to fight for your rights, and take care of your case today. Contact our Saratoga Springs office at (518) 583-1010, or call us toll free at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).