Worker’s Compensation Attorney
NEW YORK STATE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION &
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAW FIRM
OVER $200,000,000 RECOVERED ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS.
CALL US TO FIND OUT WHY
At Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz we believe that knowledge is power. We are here to help educate you to understand how the Worker’s Compensation process works and direct you to help ensure that you will ultimately be in the best position possible to obtain the highest recovery we can achieve on your case.
IS YOUR WORKPLACE INJURY SETTLEMENT FAIR?
Many injured workers make the mistake of assuming that the funds they’ll receive through workers’ compensation will be fair and cover all of their medical needs and lost wages. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t the case. By working with a New York City workers’ compensation lawyer from Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP, you can maximize your workers’ compensation benefits. We’ll work with you to prove just how serious your injury is and ensure that all of your medical care is covered by your settlement. If your claim has been denied or you’re worried that your employer will retaliate against you for filing a claim, we can help. Getting hurt while on the job entitles you to compensation, and we’re here to make sure you receive it.
MILLIONS RECOVERED FOR THOUSANDS OF CASES
Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz has helped injured workers recover millions of dollars in injury settlements spanning over 22,000 cases. When we say we can maximize your workers’ compensation settlement, it’s not just an empty boast—we mean every word. Our firm focuses exclusively on workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability claims. When you work with a New York City workers’ compensation lawyer from our office, you know that you’re getting an experienced professional with a successful track record—not someone who dabbles in a variety of practice areas. Suffering an injury at work that leaves you unable to earn an income can be stressful at a time when you need the hassle and anxiety least. Instead, contact our office for a free consultation and find out how we can help you bring your claim to a successful resolution.
Being a corrections officer means dealing with a hazardous work environment virtually every single day. Your job deserves the utmost respect, and getting compensated for your injury shouldn’t even be a question. We’ll see that followed through.
Working in one of the most dangerous industries in the United States makes getting hurt at some point almost inevitable. Our New York City workers’ compensation lawyers have extensive experience helping construction workers with their claims.
Working in a hospital or ER means putting your health on the line every day so that you can help others recover theirs. We’ll make sure that your health gets the same consideration that you give to your patients.
Getting into a car accident while driving for work can create a confusing situation where multiple insurers deny financial liability. Get the help you need to keep the workers’ compensation insurer honest.
Working in front of a computer or writing all day might not seem dangerous, but you can easily suffer a repetitive stress injury that threatens your livelihood and requires medical attention. Don’t let your injury go uncompensated.
START YOUR CLAIM
1: GET MEDICAL TREATMENT
See a doctor as soon after your injury as possible. Make absolutely sure you tell the doctor that your accident happened while you were working or that your condition was caused by the work that you were doing.
2. GIVE EMPLOYER WRITTEN NOTICE
Don’t just tell a coworker that you got injured. Go directly to your supervisor or to management and let them know what happened. If at all possible, give notice to them in writing. Do this as soon as possible after your injury.
STEP 3: HIRE AN ATTORNEY
While you can file a Workers’ Compensation claim without legal representation, it is highly advisable that you retain the services of a skilled worker’s compensation lawyer to help ensure that you get the maximum benefits you are entitled to.
Having settled over 22,000 successful cases, we have an in-depth understanding of workers’ compensation law and how best to apply our hard-earned knowledge to a wide variety of different case types.
40 YEARS EXPERIENCE
We don’t just know workers’ compensation law—we’ve had years of practical application. From negotiations to court, your New York City workers’ compensation lawyer will have the experience to handle your claim.
Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz has helped thousands of injured workers maximize their workers’ compensation benefits. We’ve enabled our clients to receive millions of dollars to cover their medical care and lost wages.
FOCUS ON WORK COMP
Our firm only practices workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability law. We do one thing, and we do it very, very well. By focusing only on helping injured workers, we’ve developed proven tactics and strategies that succeed.
Even if you aren’t sure if your on-the-job injury requires legal representation, there’s no harm in finding out. Our initial consultation will provide the answers you need and is 100 percent free with no obligation to proceed.
That you are NOT getting compensation from your employer in workers' compensation?
The benefits you receive come from your employer’s insurance carrier, not from your employer. After you have an accident, your employer immediately forwards your accident report to their insurance carrier. From then on, your employer should have no further involvement in your case. Instead, their insurance carrier will be the one handling your claim and paying your benefits.
You can be compensated for both on the job accidents & conditions that develop over time like carpal tunnel syndrome
There are three types of work injuries that are covered under the law:
- Injuries caused from an accident during work. For example, tripping while you are walking or hurting your back while lifting something heavy.
- Injuries caused from repetitive work. For example, repeatedly bending, lifting or typing.
- Occupational illnesses caused by exposure to the work environment. For example, an illness caused by asbestos, dust or loud noises.
You should file your claim as soon as possible
Typically employees must file claims with the Worker’s Compensation Board within 2 years of the accident (plus the notice to your employer which is required within 30 days generally), although in some cases such as conditions that do not arise until later or certain diseases this can be a certain amount of time from when you learned of the condition (or should have learned of the condition).
As a general matter, it is extremely helpful to file your claim as soon as possible after the accident, as it becomes more difficult to establish a viable claim the longer an employee waits for a number of different reasons.
The lawyers at Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz will work with you to aggressively pursue the benefits you are entitled to, leveraging our nearly a century of combined experience to get you the maximum award as soon as possible.
You can receive benefits even if the accident was your fault?
It does not matter who caused the accident or whose fault it was. Fault is not an issue in Workers’ Compensation. Even if your accident was caused because of your own negligence or carelessness, you are still entitled to benefits.
You are not suing your employer when you file for workers' compensation
You do not sue your employer to collect workers compensation benefits. Workers’ Compensation is a benefit that you are entitled to under the law if you have a work accident. It is not a lawsuit and you do not sue your employer to collect it.
You never have to pay us, your attorneys, directly for your workers' compensation case
You don’t have to pay us anything out of your pocket. In worker’s compensation, attorneys are not allowed to take money from clients directly. We will be paid a portion of your award directly from the Worker’s Compensation Board.
That you are NOT getting compensation from your employer in workers' compensation?
Workers’ Compensation provides money and medical benefits to workers who are injured on the job. In almost all cases, if you are injured during the course of your employment, you are entitled to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits include medical expenses, lost wages, and money for your permanent injuries.
That you never have to pay us, your attorneys, directly for your workers' compensation case?
You do not have to stop working to have a workers compensation case. In fact, you do not have to lose any time at all to have a case.
You can receive a lump sum compensation amount if you have permanent injuries
There are three types of benefits available to injured workers:
1. Medical expenses. Any medical care and treatment needed for your work related injury may be paid under the Workers’ Compensation law for the rest of your life. This includes doctor visits, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, medication, surgeries, prosthetics, assistive devices and home-care.
2. Lost time from work. If you are unable to work, you can collect up to two-thirds of your gross average weekly wage. Your gross average weekly wage is the average weekly amount you earned, before taxes, for the one year preceding your accident.
For example, if your average weekly wage is $750, the maximum you can collect per week is $500.
Also, your weekly benefit cannot exceed the following amounts listed below:
Date of Accident Maximum Weekly Amount
July 1, 1992 – June 30, 2007 $400
July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008 $500
July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009 $550
July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010 $600
July 1st of each succeeding year
2/3 of the average weekly wage of all workers in New York State.
3. Permanent injuries. In addition to the money you receive for your lost wages, you may also be entitled to a monetary award for permanent injury to your arms, hands, legs and feet, to your fingers or toes, any facial scars, and loss of vision or loss of hearing.
Even if you do not lose time from work, you may be entitled to compensation for your permanent, work-related injuries. Here at Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP, we have learned that before contacting an attorney, many injured workers did not realize that they were entitled to this award. Incredibly, because employers and insurance companies are not required to share this information with injured workers, they save millions of dollars every year by not having to pay out money injured workers are entitled to receive.