It is human nature to minimize the significance of injuries for the extent of a legal issue or problem that you may have. In the New York State Workers’ Compensation system, the can be a mistake that may jeopardize or destroy your claim.
A New York Times article, which as of this writing, is still not posted on their website, finds that the New York State Workers’ Compensation system is arguably the “most adversarial of any state in the nation.” The New York Times characterizes the system as “befuddling” and references “nightmarish” delays.
There is much truth to that portion of the article. However, realizing the importance of your claim and retaining qualified counsel to represent your interests immediately can make a huge difference in the final resolution of your case.
On the other hand, failing to file your claim immediately or failing to understand your legal rights and responsibilities can result in dismissal of your claim altogether or reduction and/or suspension of your lost wage benefits and medical treatment.
If you have questions about your New York State Workers’ Compensation claim and reside in the Capital District area, please feel free to contact our office.