5 Tips About Worker Compensation NY State

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This year has been one of change in New York Workers’ Compensation law. People who have suffered an on-the-job or job-related injury may be affected by these changes. Here are 5 tips about worker compensation NY state law.

In January 2017  the Governor signed new legislation. It affected the rights of injured workers regarding injuries sustained as a result of recovery and cleanup efforts involved with the World Trade Center site. The new sign-up deadline is now Sept. 11, 2018. This sign-up may preserve your rights for future benefits, if needed.

For accidents on or after July 1, 2017, New York State workers saw an increase in the maximum weekly monetary benefit. Additionally, if you are able to return to work, but unable to earn your previous wages, you may able to collect up to two-thirds of the difference between your prior average weekly gross wage and the average weekly gross wage that you are able to earn after returning to work.

5 Tips About Worker Compensation NY State

NY State Workers’ Compensation: What You Should Know

If you believe you have suffered a work-related injury/illness, report it to your employer immediately. Notify your employer in writing and keep a copy of the notification. Seek medical attention with a doctor that accepts New York State Compensation Insurance. Make sure that you provide your doctor with an accurate history as to how you were injured.


  1. Document everything – date of incident, date you the incident to your employer, and the date(s) of your medical consultation(s).
  2. Request copies of medical documentation from the doctor who treated you.
  3. Although you can file your claim on your own with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, we recommend consulting with an attorney who concentrates in New York Workers’ Compensation cases.
  4. Your employer’s insurance company may offer the least amount of compensation benefits available.
  5. Call us at 718-446-4400 and let us know you’ve filed a claim. You may not need legal representation, but we might be able to help. This is not about taking advantage of your employer; it’s about ensuring you are appropriately compensated for on-the-job or job-related injury.
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    Bangel Cohen & Falconetti, LLP concentrates in cases involving the New York State Workes’ Compensation Law.

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Bangel Cohen & Falconetti, LLP specialize in NY State workers’ compensation law

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