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New York Construction Injuries and the N.Y. Workers’ Compensation Board

April 6, 2015 Construction Accidents

Construction workers injured in the state of New York should understand the processes that the state uses to assess these types of accidents and injuries.

Workers’ compensation claims in the state of New York are handled through the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, which is set up to help move these cases through state courts. Injury victims are required to file paperwork with the board in order to pursue legal resolution.

Filing with the Workers’ Compensation Board

Resources from the Worker’s Compensation Board encourage injured workers to fill out Claim Form C-3, and mail it to board offices. Injury victims are also encouraged to get quick, impartial medical diagnosis and care, and to attend an independent medical examination, if possible. Please note, injured workers may be asked to appear at hearings or other court meetings.

Although the state board provides guidelines for injured workers, injury lawyers often get involved in the very beginning in order to give more personalized attention to the case and provide an injured party with all their legal options. For example, although the board notes that workers should “go back to work as soon as possible,” a personal injury lawyer can take time to consider this risks and determine whether it’s in the best interest of his or her client. Injury lawyers will help injured workers file paperwork and advise them before and during these legal hearings.

All of this is just part of the formal process that is followed in New York construction accident cases and other instances where workers are injured in the field or at a job location. These types of cases are very diverse, and have many factors that may have contributed to the accident and injury in question. Injury victims rely on attorneys to help them with all of their questions about the legal process, documentation or evidence, medical evaluation and much more.

Concerned attorneys work hard to help their clients gain access to compensation they will need for the costs of care and recovery. Through detailed legal fact-finding, knowledge of federal, state and local law and assessment of case precedent, these attorneys will consider how to get a client’s voice heard and obtain the same fair treatment that may have led to prior awards and settlements for individuals in similar situations. Through it all, these lawyers are a comprehensive resource for families who may be unsure about how to proceed.

If you or someone in your family was injured in a New York construction accident or other workplace injury, call the professional injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, a New York City workers’ compensation law firm. We help families protect their finances in unfortunate situations where negligence or inattention to public safety may have led to harm for those doing tough work in difficult industries. Let us help you work through New York state workers’ compensation cases.