The first thing you should do is immediately seek medical attention for your injuries. It is possible that you have internal injuries also. So, make sure to notify medical personnel of all your pain complaints (even if to you they seem insignificant). Next, notify your boss or employer that you were injured and do so right away and within 30 days of your injury date to be eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation in New York.

Workers’ Compensation provides benefits to injured employees. Typically, people receive a percentage of their lost wages, medical payment reimbursements and reimbursements for travel to medically necessary related appointments.

In New York, Workers’ Compensation is considered an exclusive remedy for an employee. What that means is that usually an employee will not be successful suing his employer.

Sometimes, an employee can sue their boss, a co-worker, a product manufacturer or a third party for their injuries, pain and suffering and future loss of earning capacity. It is important to contact a lawyer if you have been seriously injured at work as you may have more rights than you think.

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The Underwood Law Firm has years of successful trial results* but we attempt to resolve disputes outside of the court system first, if possible. We are one of the few firms in the Syracuse area that offers free consultations so that everyone has an opportunity to speak with an experienced attorney about their case.

If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury, call our office at (315) 445-3005 for a free consultation so that you can quickly know your rights under New York Law. Or email us your contact information (in the email form on the right column of our website) and we will call you.**

Underwood Law Firm, P.C.
The White House
7030 E. Genesee Street
Fayetteville, New York 13066
Tel:  (315)445-3005
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The Underwood Law Firm handles all aspects of personal injury and workers’  compensation law including auto accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, and premises liability cases in the following areas: Syracuse, Utica, Albany, Watertown, Oswego, Binghamton; Onondaga County and Madison County, including the towns, cities and villages of: Fayetteville, Manlius, DeWitt, Morrisville, Cicero, Liverpool, East Syracuse, Syracuse, Baldwinsville, Camillus, Clay, Fabius, Elbridge, Geddes, Jordan, Lafayette, Lysander, Marcellus, Minoa, North Syracuse, Otisco, Pompey, Salina, Skaneateles, Spafford, Tully, Van Buren, Eaton, Cazenovia, Canastota, Brewerton, Solvay, Central Square, Cato, Chittenango, Oneida and many other areas.

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Updated: 2/27/14

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