New York City Workers' Compensation Benefit Attorneys

If you were injured while working in New York, you are entitled to benefits through the state's workers' compensation system. This is a no-fault system designed to help you get back on your feet with compensation covering your medical bills and lost wages. However, securing the benefits you are entitled can be challenging. Insurance providers often try to delay or deny requests for workers' compensation.

Securing the Benefits Our Clients Are Entitled to Since the 1950s

At Caruso, Spillane, Leighton, Contrastano, Savino & Smollar, P.C., we understand you may feel overwhelmed if your paycheck has stopped but your bills keep piling up. Our workers' compensation benefit attorneys are committed to helping you secure the compensation you need, regardless of fault. Since the 1950s, we have helped tens of thousands of injured workers navigate New York's workers' compensation system. We will apply our years of experience and legal skills to help you obtain the compensation you are entitled.

Workers' compensation benefits can vary depending on the extent of an injured worker's medical condition. We know the ins and outs of New York's workers' compensation system. Contact our Brooklyn lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation and learn how you can secure the compensation you are entitled.

Helping You Navigate New York's Workers' Compensation System

If you were in a work-related accident, you have to notify your employer within 30 days and will then file a claim with the Workers' Compensation Board. As soon as possible, seek medical attention. The amount of medical treatment and benefits you qualify for will be based on the doctor's medical evaluation such as:

  • Temporary partial disability (TPD): If you are considered to have a TPD, you are expected to recover. You may not be able to perform your current job but could to do a different kind of job.
  • Temporary total disability (TTD): A TTD disability claim means you are unable to do your job or complete any other kind of work. You are expected to recover but will not be able to work in the interim.
  • Permanent partial disability (PPD): If you are not expected to recover but do not have a complete disability, the doctor will likely determine that you have a PPD. For example, the loss of your hand or foot may prevent you from returning to your current line of work but you may be able to return another position.
  • Permanent total disability (PTD): If you are not expected to return to your line of work or another type of career, you likely have a PTD. This type of disability can range from severe work-related back injuries to mental health concerns.

In addition to disability benefits, lost wages and medical treatment, you may also qualify for vocational rehabilitation services. Vocational counselors are available through the Workers' Compensation Board to help injured workers who need to re-enter the workforce evaluate their options. We offer a hands-on approach to make sure you are fully aware of the resources available to you.

Contact Our Staten Island Work Injury Claim Lawyers

New York's workers' compensation system can seem like a legal maze. We are here to take the confusion out of the system so you can secure the benefits you are entitled. Contact our New York work injury claim lawyers today to schedule a free initial consultation. You will not be charged, unless we obtain compensation for you. We represent clients throughout the five boroughs.