Here’s a hypothetical situation for you: one day you go into work, prepared to face the day just like all the others before it. For hours, your work day is routine. Everything is going swimmingly, until all of a sudden, a work accident occurs and you’re at the center of it.
The specifics don’t matter too much for this hypothetical scenario. Maybe some boxes fell on you, or another employee failed to operate some equipment in a safe and proper manner. The end result is what matters most: you are injured and you won’t be able to work for quite some time.
Your company provides you, and all employees, with workers’ compensation. But even with that security net, it doesn’t mean that everything will happen the way you imagine it. Workers’ comp, for all of its beneficial aspects, has a way of becoming complicated in some of the most disheartening ways. Maybe your employer tries to cut your benefits short, or maybe your claim is denied altogether for whatever reason.
The point is, no matter what the specific complication or issue is, workers’ comp isn’t necessarily going to go smoothly for everyone. People who are injured and can’t work need legal help when their workers’ comp claim isn’t fulfilled in the way that it is supposed to.
If you live in New York and are in need of an attorney with extensive experience with workers’ comp claims and workplace accidents, then you may want to consult with Block, O’Toole & Murphy.