From chefs to construction jobbers, employees in New York risk work injuries every day, and the Bronx personal injury law firm of Stephen B. Kaufman, P.C. wants you to be prepared if it happens to you. Attorney Kaufman, an experienced premises liability lawyer, is devoted to protecting the rights of injured workers throughout New York City, because he knows the impact a workplace injury can have on your life.
Attorney Kaufman recommends taking these steps immediately if you get hurt at work:
- Seek Medical Attention: Whether it’s simple first aid or emergency room treatment, get it as quickly as possible. Unless it is an emergency, however, you must use a Workers’ Compensation Board-authorized medical care provider. You can call (800) 781-2362, the State Workers’ Compensation Board, to find out whether a provider is authorized. If your employer does not contest your case, they or their insurance carrier will pay for your medical care.
- Inform Your Employer: Tell your supervisor about your injury and how it happened, and do it in writing. Giving written notice within 30 days of your accident protects your right to collect workers' compensation benefits.
- Fill Out A Claim Form: If you lose time from work, you’ll need to claim benefits by completing Form C-3 and mailing it to the Workers' Compensation Board office nearest you. If you don’t file a claim within two years of your injury date, you cannot recover benefits.
Bronx lawyer Stephen B. Kaufman, P.C. offers extensive legal experience and personal service to injured workers. If you are denied benefits, he and his legal team will fight for you to receive all you deserve. Attorney Kaufman knows it’s important to support yourself financially while you recover from an injury, so you can rest assured he’ll work hard to get compensation for you.
At Stephen B. Kaufman, P.C., they hope you never get hurt at work. But if you do, call (718) 822-0500. This dedicated Bronx attorney and his law firm are ready to help you. Visit their website and Facebook page for more information.