The Rights of Injured Workers

In Nassau County, employers must provide their employees with a reasonably safe and healthy workplace. If they are denied this right, employees are more likely to suffer an injury or a work-related illness. Even with all the safeguards in place, injuries and illnesses can still occur. If you live or work in Nassau County, or surrounding areas, and you have been injured on the job, you have the right to receive compensation benefits.

Nassau work injury lawyers at the law office of Mary Ellen O'Connor protect the rights of injured workers or those who are suffering from an occupational illness. She has expertise in filing claims, representing them at hearings before the Workers' Compensation Board and appealing claims that have been denied.

What Should I Do If I Am Injured At Work?

The first thing to do if you have been injured at work is to immediately obtain first-aid, or any other necessary medical treatment. You must also notify your employer in writing about the injury as soon as possible. If you fail to do so within 30 days after the accident, you may forfeit your right to benefits. In order to receive maximum legal protection, you must also file a claim with the Nassau County Workers' Compensation Board. If a claim is not filed within two years from the date of the injury or illness, you may lose your right to benefits.

Know Your Rights

Those injured in Nassau County at work have the right to:

  • Work in a safe environment
  • Be covered by workers' compensation insurance
  • File a workers' comp claim
  • Receive medical treatment
  • Be reimbursed for out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • Receive a hearing
  • File an appeal

Under the law, you have powerful legal recourse to pursue a Workers' Compensation claim without fear of reprisal or harassment from your employer. If your employer or their insurance carrier disputes the claim by arguing that your injury is not job-related, you may still be entitled to disability benefits. You also have the right to be represented by an attorney throughout the process.

If you have been injured on the job, or are suffering from an occupational illness, and have questions about Workers’ Compensation rights, call your local Nassau work injury lawyers at the law office of Mary Ellen O'Connor today.

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