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Early version of worker's comp covered colorful characters

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.

Some important information about workers' comp and medication

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.

What should I do after being injured at work?

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.

Immediate treatment can help prevent long-term problems

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.

Workers' compensation benefits include rehabilitative services

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.

Workers' compensation is vital for workers with spinal injuries

If you should ever be injured while on the job and the injury is properly treated, there is usually a good chance that you will enjoy a full recovery. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, you will probably be able to have your medical care covered by the workers' compensation program. Also, the human body has amazing healing properties that help us get back on our feet and back to work.

Workers' Compensation Board can help you get counseling

If you are a New Yorker who has been injured at work, you will likely be eligible to receive workers' compensation. Your compensation can pay for your medical care and help you get back on your feet. On-the-job injuries can sometimes take more than just a visit to the hospital and some medicine to heal.

The benefits of a workers' compensation attorney

The vast majority of employers in the country, including in New York, are legally required to provide workers' compensation benefits and coverage to their employees. This often means that workers who are injured on the job can recover compensation for their injuries simply by informing their employer and taking advantage of the benefits that they already have. In many cases, your employer's insurance company will cover your medical expenses without much difficulty.

Office workers can suffer job-related injuries too

When it comes to workers' compensation, construction workers might seem like the most likely to need such benefits. However, it is important to remember that you do not have to be a construction worker in order to recover workers' compensation. Any injury that is suffered on the job or as a result of job-related duties could qualify you for workers' compensation benefits, even if you work in a seemingly safe office environment.

What is the going and coming rule?

People are often surprised by just how many different circumstances are covered by workers' compensation benefits. Its more than just accidents or injuries that occur while on the job. Certain other injuries that are job-related can also be covered, even including things like work-related parties. Except for commutes and a few other instances, if you suffered an injury while doing anything related to your job, you could recover compensation.

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