The main purpose of workers’ compensation insurance is to provide qualified individuals who have been injured at work with medical and financial benefits. These benefits are provided to assist injured employees with paying medical costs for their treatment and provide them with monetary assistance while out of work during recovery. Unfortunately, even employees who have been injured at work, fully qualify for benefits, and complete all necessary forms and processes by the deadline may still be unfairly denied benefits. A workers’ compensation lawyer in Nassau County, NY can help clients receive the benefits they are entitled to.
There is a procedure that injured employees must follow in order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. The first task they must take on is notifying their employer of any incident and injuries sustained while at work. Employers will then complete an accident or incident report and collect essential information from the employee. Both parties will complete and submit necessary forms within the required timeline. There is a deadline for how long employees have to file a claim for benefits, so action should be taken as soon as possible. In some cases, employers may tend to be uncooperative during the process of filing for these benefits. Some companies have even been known to discourage employees from filing. Many individuals have also had their employers refusing to submit forms that are necessary to receive workers’ compensation benefits. A workers’ compensation lawyer in Nassau County, NY works with clients who have been denied benefits, bullied by employers, discouraged from filing, and more.
New clients meeting with attorneys for the first time should be prepared to disclose and provide any information and documents pertaining to their case. This may include correspondences from employers related to the claim, medical reports pertaining to injuries, accident or incident reports, and more. This information is vital and can help legal professionals to determine the best course of action in their client’s case. The appeals process can be quite difficult to understand, and legal professionals will sit down with their clients to ensure they have an adequate understanding of legal processes and procedures involved. Any questions and concerns can be answered and addressed during the initial visit as well. For more information, please contact the Law Office of Steven R. Smith or visit online.