Understanding New York Workers' Compensation Benefits
When you suffer an injury in a work-related accident, you are entitled to receive workers' comp benefits for as long as you are unable to work. These may include disability benefits, medical benefits and travel reimbursement for expenses related to the injury.
At Cole, Sorrentino Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C., in Buffalo, New York, we help our clients secure the workers' comp benefits they need and deserve. We zealously protect their best interests and will aggressively pursue any denied benefits. Contact our lawyers to schedule an initial consultation.
Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits
Types of workers' comp benefits to which you may be entitled include:
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Medical expenses reimbursement
- Disability pay
- Travel expenses to and from doctor appointments
The type and amount of weekly workers' comp benefits you receive depends upon your injury and the extent to which it prevents you from working. If you are completely disabled you will receive more than if you are partially disabled. And if you are able to work light duty you may qualify for a small amount of benefits in addition to your salary.
For certain injuries, you may be entitled to a scheduled loss award when your injury has reached maximum medical improvement. These include injuries to the toes and feet, fingers and hands, legs, eyes, ears and arms. The scheduled loss award takes into consideration that you will never regain full use or functioning of these body parts.
Depending upon your case, you may be entitled to a settlement.
Experience. Integrity. Personal Service.
At Cole, Sorrentino Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C., we offer our clients experience, integrity and personal service. When you retain our services for a workers' comp benefits claim, you will enjoy our constant communication of case details and our quick response to phone calls and inquiries. You will also benefit from attorney Jerry Gambino's 23 years of experience handling workers' compensation cases.
Contact us online or at 800-206-0946 to discuss your benefits claim. We welcome the opportunity to represent you.
We offer flexible appointment schedules.