While some jobs come with more occupational hazards than others, there's always a chance that an accident could occur at your place of work, possibly resulting in mild to severe injury. From slipping on an icy staircase to being injured while operating a piece of machinery, accidents in the workplace can occur in many different ways. However, what's often just as, if not more, important in these workplace accidents than the cause of the accident is how injured employees are treated after it occurs. Injuries, medical bills and lost wages are just some of the issues that could follow a workplace accident.
Workers in New York understand that accidents can happen on the job. If an injury occurs, it’s the company’s job to provide workers’ compensation that will financially support the employee throughout his or her recovery. Often, there are spouses and children who depend on the income as well and would be devastated without the assistance that workers’ compensation provides.
It’s easy to take your safety for granted while you’re at work. You show up each day with every intention of earning a living, but workplace injuries can cause short- and long-term complications to your health. This may lead to expensive medical treatments and even compromise your ability to work. Workers’ compensation is designed to aid you in the event of a workplace accident, and it is important to understand the various types of benefits available for an injury.