If you’ve been injured on the job, you must take immediate action. Receiving prompt medical treatment is, of course, the primary concern, but it’s also important to both notify your employer of the incident and fill out an accident report.
Acting swiftly is important when filing for a claim. Retaining our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC can greatly expedite the process of receiving due benefits. From there, our dedicated team of attorneys will be with you, through every step of the process.
How to File a Claim
There are critical documents which must be filled out when filing for a claim. For personal workplace injuries, an Employees Claim (C3) form must be obtained, completed, and filed. For accidents that tragically result in the death of an employee, the next of kin will fill out a (C62) form instead, then must also obtain a (C64) from the physician who treated the departed before the loss of life, and a (C65) from the funeral home director. These forms can be obtained and completed in the following manners:
- Online: At the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board website
- Over the Phone: By dialing # (877) 632-4996
- In Person: At a local Customer Service Sentence or District Office
There is a time limit in which these forms must be filed, and the experienced and compassionate workers’ compensation lawyers on our team will complete all of the filings to protect your rights and ensure that you receive all of the benefits that you are entitled to.
What Happens Next
Once your claim has been filed your medical treatment and associated bills should be covered, and if you are missing time from work, your lost wages should be paid. However, many times legitimate claims are delayed or denied, leaving you unable to get the medical care that you need and without money to pay your bills. Our workers’ compensation lawyers will fight on your behalf, and if necessary argue your case in court, to make sure that you receive everything necessary. We know the value of comprehensive medical coverage, and will strive to allay the worry of finances as you go through your difficult time.
If for some reason your claim is denied, Kaplan Lawyers PC will initiate appeal process and continue to advocate on your behalf throughout the ensuing motions.
The consultation is free, and if we are unable to recover benefits, we waive all legal fees. It is essential to file a timely claim and complete all of the necessary documents as a failure to do so could force you to sacrifice large amounts of lost wages and amass considerable medical fees. We are here to help you claim and receive all of the benefits that you are entitled to and deserve. Contact us today.