While some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others, every worker is at risk of suffering an injury while on the job. From a construction worker who falls from scaffolding and suffers a traumatic brain injury to an office worker who develops carpal tunnel syndrome from typing at a computer all day, every job has its own set of dangers and hazards.
Thankfully, employers in New York State are required to obtain workers’ compensation coverage. This means that, in the event a worker suffers a work-related injury, he or she can file a workers’ compensation claim to secure benefits to pay for medical bills, a portion of lost wages and disability. Unfortunately, injured workers who attempt to obtain workers’ comp benefits often experience their fair share of confusion, discouragement and frustration.