Jonathan H. Poznansky, Attorney at Law

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Injured construction worker might need workers' compensation

Construction projects are seemingly everywhere in New York. Between building new housing developments and commercial structures, performing maintenance and repairs and more, there is plenty of work for construction workers. While these workers are generally professional and make sure to adhere to proper safety procedures, the construction industry has many accidents that cause injuries and fatalities.

Dangers to contractors could spark workers' compensation claims

Contractors are a vital part of the New York City workforce. Just like any other worker, they can be injured and lose their lives in a workplace accident. For contractors, understanding when they can get workers' compensation benefits and how to go about it can be confusing. Since a recent study indicates the rising danger to contractors, those who have been injured when working in this capacity and families who have lost a loved one should be cognizant of how to be approved for workers' compensation benefits or death benefits after an accident.

What are variances in New York workers' compensation cases?

Because not all injuries incurred at a New York workplace are the same, the way they are treated will be different. With workers' compensation benefits, it is important for the injured worker to understand when a variance from typical treatment will be necessary and how to get approved for it. The law for medical treatment guidelines in workers' compensation cases addresses variances. When there is a dispute over this or any other workers' compensation issue, legal help is critical.

Will workers' compensation pay for my medications?

For New Yorkers who have a medical issue because of their work, whether it is an on-the-job injury or a condition that arose from their employment, there are many concerns that will arise. For those who need medication to treat their condition, there are often questions about how they will be paid for. Many people who are seeking or already receiving workers' compensation benefits do not know that their prescriptions and medications can and should be paid for by the insurer. If there is a refusal to pay or a dispute over which medications and prescriptions are covered, having legal advice is vital.

Workers' compensation can help injured employees

With the number of construction projects throughout New York, there are always job opportunities for construction workers. Construction work provides good pay and benefits and a sense of accomplishment when a project is completed. Even with these positives, there are certain factors that cannot be ignored. These jobs are undeniably dangerous, and workers can suffer injuries that leave them unable to work. For those who are injured in construction accidents, having legal advice is essential.

Workers' Compensation and factors classifying an employee

When workers on Staten Island and throughout New York are injured or become ill on the job, they might think they are eligible for Workers' Compensation benefits. However, some employers will try to avoid providing these benefits by claiming that the person is not an employee. There are certain factors that are used to decide whether a worker is an employee. Those who are embroiled in a disagreement with their employer should understand them and seek legal help to get their benefits.

Workers' compensation often needed by construction workers

Any worker in Staten Island and throughout New York City can be injured on the job, but there are certain types of employment that carry greater natural risks of being injured or even killed. Construction is one such industry. Although it is a good job with solid pay and reliable benefits, there is always the danger of accidents. After an accident, workers' compensation is a necessity to help with medical treatment and lost wages. Legal help might be needed to maximize the benefits.

Can I get workers' compensation for an occupational disease?

In most cases where Staten Island workers suffer an injury on the job such as broken bones, head injuries, cuts and similar issues that are clearly visible and easily diagnosed, it is not a complicated matter for them to get workers' compensation benefits. However, there are situations where the worker is not injured, but becomes ill with an occupational disease or suffers from occupational hearing loss. Those facing this problem should know how the workers' compensation process should be handled and have legal help should any issue arise.

Repetitive motion injuries may qualify for workers' comp.

A lot of workplace injuries occur in accidents, whether foreseen or not. A construction worker can fall from scaffolding, be hit by a moving car, or be pinched by heavy machinery. Each of these instances can leave a worker seriously injured. Yet, it doesn't take a freak accident to cause harm to an individual in the workplace. Instead, oftentimes workers are hurt merely by carrying out their day-to-day duties.

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