Do you worry that if you get injured on the job as a New York City construction worker that you may not be able to make a workers’ compensation claim? There are many reasons why you might be reluctant to file a claim for benefits.
For some, it could be their status as undocumented workers here in the United States. While it is true that filing a claim for benefits might draw unwanted attention to your plight, it still might be something to consider if you are seriously injured.
Other injured construction workers might fear that they could face retaliation from their company or even their co-workers for filing a claim. If that is the case, there are legal protections in place for injured workers.
Workers’ compensation protects the worker and the company as well. It provides for medical treatment and cash payments to workers while protecting the company itself from legal consequences as a result of the workers’ injuries. The only reason why a company should fear a claim from one of its workers is if it failed to pay into the workers’ compensation as required by law.
However, if such is indeed the case, we can help you get the assistance, medical treatment and compensation to which you are entitled. It can be daunting to file the initial claim or appeal a workers’ comp denial. We understand that and will support you at all phases during the claims process and any subsequent appeals.
If you were injured on the job here in New York City, it’s important that you understand and exercise your rights to seek compensation for your injuries and damages.