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How Do I Know If I Have A Workers' Comp Case?

Employees who are injured while on the job or during the course of performing work-related tasks may be entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits through their employer's insurance provider. If you have been seriously injured in a workplace accident, a personal injury lawyer from our firm will be able to advise you as to whether or not you have a workers' comp case. In the majority of workplace accidents, employee injuries will be covered under workers' compensation. There are instances where an employer or an employer's insurance provider may attempt to dispute claim. In these types of situations, having a skilled lawyer advocating on your behalf will significantly improve your chances of getting your claim approved.

Steps to Filing a Claim

There are steps that you, as the injured party, will need to take before filing a claim. One of the first things you need to do following your accident is seek medical attention. It is important to inform your doctor or the medical professional treating your injuries exactly how the injury occurred and where it occurred. Your workers' compensation claim will rely heavily on evidence which proves the extent of your injuries and ties those injuries to a workplace accident.

After you have seen a doctor and your immediate medical needs have been met, you will then need to provide your employer with a written report of the accident. Provide as much factual information and details as possible. At this point it is time to submit a claim to the Workers' Compensation Board. Rest assured you will not have to figure this out on your own. We can have one of our lawyers walk you through the entire claim process. We will also be able to help you determine the immediate and longer-term benefits you may be eligible to receive. Employees who are unable to return to work are often eligible to receive up to 2/3rds of the average weekly wage in addition to medical care benefits.

Contact Our Office

We are a dedicated team of professionals who clients can count on to act in their best interests. We have helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients over the years and we stand ready to build a compelling workers' comp case on your behalf as well. Call a Schenectady personal injury lawyer at DeLorenzo, Grasso & Dalmata now. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.