Injured on the Job

Experienced Buffalo Workers Compensation Lawyers Explain What to Do if You’re Injured on the Job

You were injured on the job — now what? Where do you turn? Whom can you talk to about your situation? When can you file for workers compensation?

Many people who were injured on the job have similar questions regarding filing for workers compensation. Below is a list of steps to take if you recently suffered a job site injury.

1. Inform your employer of the injury.

If you have been injured on the job, you should inform your employer within 30 days of the accident. This is one of the most important steps to take following an accident at work because it initiates the workers’ comp

process. Although verbal notice is acceptable, a written notice documents the action and offers evidence if your accident is ever questioned.

2. Seek medical treatment.

Seek medical treatment as soon as possible after the job site accident and inform your physician that this is a workers compensation case. Be certain to tell your physician that it is a work-related injury every time you seek treatment, and remind him or her to file a report with the Workers’ Compensation Board and insurance company. It is vitally important to document your injury and the extent to which it limits your ability to work.

Note: Some employers require that you be treated by a physician of their providing. Be aware of your company’s policy so as not to compromise your workers compensation benefits.

3. Contact an attorney.

Contact a lawyer who can help ensure you receive the benefits to which you are entitled under New York’s workers compensation laws.

At Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C., our dedicated team of workers comp lawyers in Buffalo NY, have extensive experience representing injured clients. One of our principals, Jerry Gambino, has been practicing workers compensation law for over 30 years. He is a member of the Erie County Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Committee and the Injured Workers’ Bar Association. Along with experienced lawyer Jeffrey Moncher, he has enjoyed significant success recovering benefits for injured workers throughout Western New York.

Please contact us online or call us at the number above to arrange a consultation with one of our workers comp lawyers. We welcome the opportunity to represent you.

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