Important Steps to Take When You Get Injured at Work - Catalano Law

Important Steps to Take When You Get Injured at Work

Workplace injuries can be an unfortunate and unavoidable reality for employees in various industries across Central New York and the Southern Tier. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 125,500 non-fatal workplace injuries in the state in 2021.

When you suffer an injury at work, following the proper steps is essential to protect your legal rights, health, and financial stability. Learn what to do if you are injured on the job to ensure your well-being and how a worksite injury attorney from Catalano Law can help you win compensation.

Steps to Take After a Worksite Injury

Whether you’re involved in construction, manufacturing, or any other industry, workplace accidents can occur without warning, leaving you with physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Under New York law, you must act within specific deadlines to be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits.

Take the following steps to protect your legal rights and secure the compensation you may be entitled to.

If your employer’s insurance company has a preferred organization (PPO), you must choose a PPO doctor for the first 30 days of your treatment. However, you can choose any doctor and change doctors within the PPO at any time. After 30 days, you are free to switch to any physician. 

Your medical records can also protect you if there are disputes with your employer’s insurance company about whether your injuries were really work-related.  

Follow your workplace’s protocol for reporting injuries and document the details of the incident, including the time, date, location, and witnesses.

Your Options for Compensation

In New York, injured workers have several options for seeking compensation after a workplace injury. Consult with our experienced workplace injury attorneys at Catalano Law. We can assess your situation and help you pursue the maximum compensation available under the law.

In most cases, you cannot sue your employer in a personal injury suit; however, if they do not carry the required workers’ compensation insurance or willfully or maliciously causes your injury, you may be able to seek damages in this type of claim.

Contact Catalano Law for a Free Consultation

Catalano Law specializes in workplace injury cases, so we have the in-depth knowledge and experience necessary to navigate the legal system and maximize your claim. Our team of skilled attorneys is well-versed in workers’ compensation laws and personal injury litigation, ensuring you receive comprehensive representation.

We understand that workplace injuries can impact your life, and our team is dedicated to providing compassionate, empathetic representation throughout the legal process.

Reach out to Catalano Law today for a free consultation, and let us help you get back on your feet after a workplace injury. Contact us to schedule your case review.

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