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When is the Right Time to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

by | May 24, 2013 | Workers' Compensation

Any time an individual has been injured on the job, or as a result of a work-related accident, it is in their best interests to contact a skilled workers’ compensation attorney immediately. Even seemingly minor injuries can have long-term effects on a person, not just physically, but emotionally as well. In addition, workplace illnesses and injuries can lead to further complications, time off work, loss of income, an inability to perform required work duties, and in worst case scenario, could lead to permanent disabilities or death. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured at work, or while on the job, we advise you contact our firm and begin the process of filing for workers’ compensation benefits as soon as possible after your injury.

Any delay in filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits could bring about suspicions as to the validity of your claim, and could ultimately lead to your claim being denied by the insurance carrier. There are instances, however, when an individual’s illness or injury has progressively gotten worse over time, due to a continuous exposure to harmful chemicals, to the repetitive nature of their job, or to various other factors. In these cases, we advise you consult with an attorney as soon as you become aware of the fact that your illness or injury is work-related, or when you are forced to take time off work in order to either seek medical attention or recover from your injuries. When you contact our firm, we will be able to help you fill out the proper paperwork and make the official notification to your employer so that the workers’ compensation claim process can be initiated.

For more than 50 years Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman has worked hard to protect the rights and interests of our New York City and Long Island clients. We tackle each case with a high-level of professionalism and compassion, as we understand the complications surrounding workplace injuries, and we are relentless when it comes to fighting for the benefits and compensation our clients rightfully deserve.

If you have questions about workers’ compensation, or need to file a workers’ compensation claim, immediately contact a Long Island workers’ compensation attorney at our firm in order to discuss your case.