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Do I Qualify for Worker's Compensation?

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If you live or work in New York and suffer a work-related injury, illness or disability, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Many workers rely on their employers to tell them whether their injury qualifies them to receive workers' compensation, for how long and how much they can expect to collect. That can be a serious mistake with significant financial consequences.

Other workers try to handle their cases themselves — or enlist the help of a lawyer who does not concentrate in workers' compensation cases. This also can result in a worker not collecting the full amount he or she deserves. If you have suffered a work-related injury, you need to consult with an experienced, knowledgeable workers' compensation attorney.

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At Erwin, McCane & Daly, an Albany, New York, worker's compensation law firm, we have helped injured workers for more than 20 years collect the full amount of workers' compensation they deserve.

Focus on your health. Your injury and the complicated process of collecting workers' compensation understandably cause stress. When you lean on us to complete the legal paperwork and represent you at hearings, you can focus your attention on recuperating. Call us today at 518-449-2245.

Enlist The Services Of An Experienced Workers' Compensation Attorney And You Can Focus On Recuperating

There are three basic eligibility requirements for workers' compensation benefits:

  • The person or company you were working for must carry workers' compensation insurance or be legally required to do so.
  • You must be an employee of that person or company.
  • Your injury or illness must be work-related.

Notice of a claim should be provided in writing to the employer within 30 days of the injury. A claim for an accident must be filed by the injured worker with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board within two years of the incident or condition that caused the injury, illness or disability, unless the failure to file is excused for certain limited reasons. We help our clients complete the forms and collect the proper documentation to file a successful claim with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board.

It has been our experience that the majority of injured workers with valid claims do not collect the maximum amount of benefits they are entitled to.

Schedule An Appointment Today To Keep Your Claim Moving Forward

We also advocate for workers regarding Social Security Disability qualifications. It's possible to qualify for both workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance. If you're asking yourself, "Do I qualify?" call our office at 518-449-2245 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation.

Workers' compensation and SSD/SSI cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover benefits for you.