Do I need representation?
Virtually every work-related injury requiring medical treatment will be the subject of a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge at the N.Y.S. Workers’ Compensation Board. More serious injuries, such as those resulting in surgery, those causing on-going lost time from work, and cases which involve permanency may require as many as 6 hearings over 2 years. Your employer is represented by Attorneys from the insurance company. While there is no requirement for an injured worker to be represented, it makes sense to obtain professional advice concerning a workplace injury or illness. Under the N.Y.S. Workers’ Compensation Law, the worker cannot be charged a fee for a consultation in connection with a Workers’ Compensation injury. It is an extra-ordinary system that provides cost-free medical and legal services.
The New York Workers’ Compensation Law took effect on July 1, 1914. With few exceptions, most private and public employers of at least one person must carry coverage for their employees. Employers must demonstrate compliance with this compulsory law by prominently posting form C-105, "Notice of Compliance," at each place of business.
We frequently represent Workers' Compensation cases in Long Island New York (NY) including, Albertson, Bethpage, Dix Hills, Elmwood,Huntington, Huntington Station, Levittown, Westbury, South Huntington, Hicksville, Bayville, Glenncove, Merrick, Bellmore, Syossett, Jericho, Plainview, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Deer Park, Glenn Head, New Hyde Park, Manhasset, Farmingdale, Hauppague, Patchague, Deer Park, east Meadow, Mellville. In Queens we often help people in Flushing, Jamaica, Douglaston, Long Island City