The workers' compensation insurance carrier wants to get benefit recipients back to work as quickly as possible. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may not be able to return to the type of work you had been doing previously. In some cases, though, the insurance carrier may feel that you are able to do a different type of work based on your new work capability level.
Any activity you can perform will be looked at by workers' compensation as a potential skill that could be applied in a regular work environment. At the Law Offices of Dennis Kenny, P.C., we represent clients throughout New York in a broad range of workers' compensation claims. If you have been told that your benefits are being stopped because you are able to return to work, contact our office immediately.
Understanding Work Capability Laws In New York
If you are not working, you should always assume that you are being watched. The Workers' Compensation insurance carrier routinely hires investigators to observe benefit recipients to see that their injury claims are consistent with their daily activities. If you are able to perform tasks that could be performed on the job, you will likely be asked to return to work.
Workers' comp investigators will learn as much as they can about what you do each day, whether it be volunteering your time, running errands, pursuing hobbies, climbing stairs or just walking down the street. They will gather all of the information together and report back to workers' comp about the physical tasks you are able to perform.
Contact Our Office For A Free Initial Consultation With An Attorney
Our lawyers are prepared to help you with any work capability issue. If you have any concerns about a recommendation for returning to work, contact us at 845-764-4494 or toll free at 888-312-5516 for a free initial consultation.