New York City Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Rightfully, we expect our workplaces to be reasonably safe environments where we can be free from injury and bodily harm. Unfortunately, accidents, negligence, recklessness, and even malicious behavior often cause injury and disability on the job. Fortunately, the workers’ compensation system allows you to be compensated whenever an injury occurs on the job, both for medical expenses and lost wages.
The workers’ compensation system was designed to protect both employees and employers, but occasionally, workers’ comp providers take “protection” too far and deny employees the compensation they rightfully deserve. If you are having difficulty receiving benefits, contact the New York City workman’s compensation lawyers of Orlow, Orlow & Orlow, P.C. today at 718-544-4100, and we will fight to get you the benefits you deserve.
Who is Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
Certain types of employees are ineligible for workers’ compensation, including certain clergy members, volunteers, and non-profit workers. However, the following types of workers typically are eligible for workers’ compensation protection:
- Workers in all employments conducted for profit, including full time, part time, contract and volunteer employees.
- Municipal, city and county employees in positions classified as “hazardous”.
- Employees of the State of New York, including public school teachers and volunteer workers.
- Babysitters, maids, companions and caretakers working forty or more hours per week.
- Nonprofit workers being compensated by their organization.
Although the New York workers’ compensation system is a welcome step in the right direction in equalizing the employer-employee relationship, the system is still far from perfect. If you are encountering difficulty with a workers’ compensation claim, contact the New York City workers’ compensation attorney of Orlow, Orlow & Orlow, P.C. for a consultation about your options.