Do You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
If you are an independent contractor in New York, commonly referred to as a 1099 worker due to the tax forms associated with that classification, your status does not necessarily preclude you from receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Even if you get a 1099 from your employer, the workers’ compensation laws in New York may still consider you to be an employee based on your job duties.
Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at Angiuli & Gentile, LLP can help you determine what you are eligible for and fight to make sure you are fully compensated for your injury. We have been successful in recovering workers’ compensation benefits for 1099 workers in the past and look forward to helping you explore your rights.
Employers often misclassify employees as 1099 workers in order to save money on payroll taxes and workers’ compensation coverage. When these are injured, they often go without the workers’ compensation benefits they should be eligible for because they believe they are 1099 workers.
Your employer is not the final word on your classification and eligibility for workers’ comp benefits. If the work you do lines up with being an employee rather than an independent contractor, you are eligible. We can help you identify your rights and take all appropriate actions.
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If you think there is a chance you are eligible for workers’ compensation, it will cost you nothing to find out. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with our Staten Island workers’ compensation attorneys.