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What should I do if I’m injured on the job in New York?

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Workplace injuries are a common occurrence that can have serious repercussions for a person’s health and ability to provide for themselves and their loved ones. Fortunately, there are laws in place that are meant to protect workers’ rights. So if you’ve been injured on the job, then you should contact New York City and Westchester County work injury lawyer Jose Anibal Baez, Esq. so that we can advise you on your options.

What steps should I take after being injured on the job?

If you’ve been injured on the job, your first priority should always be getting help. However, if your injuries permit, you should begin documenting the incident as soon as possible since proper documentation will be essential to you filing a successful claim later. The steps you should take include:

  • Notify your employer.
  • Call 911.
  • Take pictures of the scene.
  • Attain a witness’ contact information.
  • Attain a copy of all medical documentation and bills related to your injuries.
  • Hire an experienced Port Chester personal injury lawyer so that we can advise you.

What is the statute of limitations for a workplace injury in New York?

If you’ve been injured on the job, then you’re likely entitled to workers workers’ compensation. However, you must understand that there is a statute of limitations for workplace injuries, meaning that you’ll be barred from pursuing legal action once the given time has elapsed. In New York, the statute of limitations is generally two years, but numerous factors can affect the amount of time you’ll have to file a claim. This is why consulting experienced attorneys immediately after being injured on the job is important. The Baez Legal group is ready and willing to give you the help you need, so don’t wait to contact us.

Can the Baez Legal group help me receive compensation?

New York State requires all for-profit and most not-for-profit employees to have workers’ compensation insurance. Having this allows workers to receive compensation benefits that may cover the cost of all medical bills pertaining to their injury, the cost of travel related to their health care appointments, and two-thirds of their average weekly wage. However, you must first prove that you qualify for compensation.

Before filing for compensation, you should also know that many workers choose to file third-party claims rather than workers’ compensation claims. Third-party claims allow workers to assign fault to a third party that is not their employer. The benefit of a third-party claim over a regular compensation claim is that there is no predetermined limit to the compensation that can be received. At the Baez Legal Group, our attorneys can help you navigate this situation and fight for your compensation.


Baez Legal Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including those sustained in auto accidents, slip & falls, and more. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.