New York Workers' Comp Lawyers Handling Temporary Total Disability Claims

A work-related accident can affect injured workers in different ways. Sometimes, injured individuals can take on light-duty work while they recover from their work-related injuries or illness. Other times, injured workers need time away from work to fully recover. If you are unable to work while recovering in New York, you could be eligible for temporary total disability benefits. However, insurance companies often deny total disability claims. To secure the compensation you are entitled, make sure you have an experienced attorney in your corner.

Standing Up for Injured Workers in New York Since the 1950s

Since the 1950s, the firm of Caruso, Spillane, Leighton, Contrastano, Savino & Smollar, P.C., has advocated for injured workers in Brooklyn and surrounding boroughs. We understand the nuances of the state's workers' compensation system. We have a strong background working with doctors throughout New York City. We can help direct you to an experienced doctor prepared to properly diagnose your work-related injuries or illness. The right medical evaluation can make all the difference in helping you secure the compensation you are entitled.

Temporary total disability benefits are designed to pay two-thirds of an injured worker's salary up to the maximum rate, while he or she recovers. If you require active medical attention, contact our New York temporary total disability attorneys for a free consultation. We want to help you secure the compensation you are entitled until you can rejoin the workforce.

Helping Injured Workers Navigate the Workers' Compensation System

Temporary total disability claims can be very complicated. A medical evaluation may determine an injured worker has reached his or her maximum medical improvement and is not able to return to their previously held position, as expected. In this case, injured workers should be eligible for temporary partial disability benefits. This type of benefit is designed to help injured workers make ends meet, while performing light-duty work. Unfortunately, employers often refuse to offer injured workers light-duty work.

We know how to overcome any hurdles to help you obtain the compensation you need during this time of uncertainty. We also have experience representing injured workers ready to return to their job only to find their employer is refusing to make this happen. Our temporary total disability attorneys have a clear understanding of the rights you are entitled to. We will not back down from aggressive employers. Our legal team is fully prepared to negotiate with the workers' compensation insurance company or pursue litigation when necessary to protect your rights.

Contact Our Staten Island Wage Replacement Attorneys

We are committed to helping you secure the compensation you need to makes ends meet, after suffering a work-related injury. Unfortunately, insurance companies are known to try and limit the amount of compensation injured workers can recover. We will know your story and the type of injuries you have endured so we will be in a position to help you maximize your financial relief. Contact our New York lawyers today for a free initial consultation.