Across the country, employees face illegal discrimination in the workplace for a variety of reasons. Whether you are discriminated against because of your gender, ethnicity, age or any other unlawful factor, you should take action immediately. Moreover, it is crucial to recognize other forms of discrimination that some people may not be aware of, such as workers' compensation discrimination. At Angiuli & Gentile, our law firm knows how painful this can be for workers in Staten Island, and throughout the whole state of New York.
New York workers who sustain injuries while working are entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits. Based on the type of injury, the law sets cash benefits as well as medical care for the injured person. However many employers and their insurance carriers complicate the workers' compensation process to deny the victims the benefits they deserve. If you are hurt while working, a skilled workers' compensation attorney can positively influence the settlement of your claims.
Being injured on the job is a terribly unfortunate occasion which can leave you in an even worse position. Not only do you have to worry about your injury and trying to heal so that you can return to normal life, but you have to worry about what that means for your position at the company where you work.
A worker can suffer a spinal injury in virtually any environment. Of course, if you spend your day engaged in physical activities that involve lifting, squatting or using tools, it is almost impossible to avoid placing some measure of strain on your back. But even if you work at a desk all day long, your spine could suffer damage due to the position in which you are sitting. And slips and falls are a threat at every workplace.
Most people avoid physical altercations at all costs. You may even specifically steer clear of places where people tend to settle disputes through violence rather than negotiation or even verbal sparring. But what happens if you should be assaulted or attacked at your place of employment?
If someone were to offer to tell you the history of workers' compensation, you would likely make a very quick exit from the room. After all, even though workers' compensation serves the vital task of helping injured workers get the care and treatment they need, it's background cannot be interesting, right? Well, that's true only if you find tales of pirates boring.
Prescription drugs can play a major role in a successful recovery from a work-related injury. And fortunately, prescription medication is one of the benefits available through New York's workers' compensation program. But if you want to make sure that you have your pharmaceutical needs covered, you need to understand how the system works.
Perhaps you have been lucky and never been injured at work. Maybe you are new to the workforce or in a profession that enjoys a low risk of injury. But no matter where you work or what you do, it is possible to suffer an on-the-job injury. And when you befall such misfortune, you will likely need to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits.
Perhaps you are one of those people who absolutely hates to miss work. Your ethic is such that you will report to the job on time, every day, ready to get things done. It is also quite possible that you know just how vital a role you play at your place of employment. This is to be expected as the best workers typically have the most responsibilities and are the ones other workers depend on.
If you should ever have the misfortune of being hurt on the job, hopefully, your injuries will not alter your life in any great measure, and you'll be back to your old self quickly. But sadly, sometimes, injuries can leave workers with long-term issues that require some form of rehabilitation. Fortunately, the state of New York's Workers' Compensation Board offers a variety of rehabilitative services for injured employees.