WHAT IS WORKER’S COMPENSATION LAW?
Under New York Workers’ Compensation Law, an employee injured while working is eligible to be compensated for any medical expenses and a percentage of his salary if he or she is unable to attend work. Nevertheless, the injured worker cannot sue his employer for his/her work-related injuries.
STEPS TO TAKE
- Notify Your Employer:
This must be done immediately after the accident/incident. You should advise the manager or supervisor onsite about the details with the following:
- How you were injured.
- When you were injured.
- Why you were injured and what caused you to be injured.
*Try not to not leave any major details out.
- From You to Employer
A written notice must be submitted to your employer within 30 days advising them of the accident/incident in the workplace.
- Employer to Workers’ Compensation Board
Your employer has 10 days to notify WCB of your injury.
- Employer to Insurance Company
Your employer must notify the insurance company within 10 days.
FROM INSURANCE COMPANY TO YOU
- 14 days after being notified by your employer, the insurance company must provide you with a written statement of the rights you are entitled to under Workers’ Compensation Law.
WHEN DO PAYMENTS BEGIN AFTER MY INJURY AT WORK?
The insurance company should begin payments after 18 days of being notified by your employer.
IS THERE AN APPLICATION TO BE SUBMITTED FOR PAYMENT?
Yes, you must complete and submitted what is called a Form C-3.
ARE THERE ANY STRICT TIME RESTRAINTS TO SUBMIT THIS FORM?
Yes, you have two (2) years from the date of your accident/incident to file Form C-3 with the Workers’ Compensation Board.
Are you an employee who recently was injured on the job and need assistance submitting a Form C-3? Call us today for a free consultation at (929) 263-2073. This form cannot be changed after submission, so to avoid any delays or discrepancies’ and meet all the deadlines, it is best to contact experts.