Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim in New York

After you have been injured on the job, your first concern is getting the medical care that you need. A workplace injury or illness can also be an emotional burden and you need a lawyer by your side to protect your rights. The law office of Mary Ellen O'Connor routinely helps Nassau County injured workers secure their Workers’ Compensation claim and works with them throughout the entire process.

How Do I File A Workers' Compensation Claim In Nassau County?

If you have been injured at work, you should immediately seek medical treatment with a doctor who has been approved by the Workers' Compensation Board and notify your supervisor of the accident. The doctor is required to submit a Doctor's Initial Report (form C-3) to the nearest office of the Board within 48 hours.

Once the report has been filed, there are a number of steps that need to be taken in what may be a long and difficult process.

  • You must notify your employer in writing within 30 days of the accident
  • Within 10 days of receiving the notice, your employer must report the injury to the Board and the insurance company by completing Form C-2
  • After notifying your employer of the accident you will need to file an employee claim with the Board on Form C-3
  • Within 14 days of receiving the employer's report, the insurance company must provide you with a written statement of your legal rights
  • Within 18 days of receiving your report of the injury, the insurer should begin paying benefits unless the claim is being disputed by the insurer
  • If your claim is approved, you will receive payments from the insurer every 2 weeks
  • Every 45 days after the initial payment, your doctor must submit progress reports to the Board

While you have two years to file a claim in Nassau County, it should be filed as soon as possible. Being successful depends upon completing and submitting a number of forms and there are time limitations involved. An individual who submits an incomplete or inaccurate claim or misses filing deadlines may forfeit his or her right to compensation. Don't go it alone!

Mary Ellen O'Connor has expertise in filing Workers’ Compensation claims in Nassau County and surrounding areas and can advise you on a wide range of issues related to receiving compensation. She will be your advocate before the Workers' Compensation Board and fight for your rights with insurance carriers. If you have suffered a workplace injury or illness, contact your local Nassau Workers’ Compensation law firm of Mary Ellen O'Connor today.

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