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Volunteer firefighters can get workers' compensation benefits

In New York, especially in the upstate regions, cities and towns rely on volunteer firefighters to a significant degree. As with any task that firefighters take part in, there are fundamental dangers and they can be injured and killed during the course of their work. A question that is often asked is whether a volunteer can be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. In the case of volunteer firefighters, they are. It is important to understand what benefits are available and when.

What should I know about rehabilitation through workers' comp?

A New York State worker who suffers workplace injuries or an occupational disease should know about the workers' compensation benefits that may be available to him or her. The extent of these benefits can run the gamut from people who are completely unable to work to those who will eventually recover completely and have no limitations on their abilities. Many cases fall somewhere within those parameters and it is important to understand how various factors are considered in a case. If a worker can benefit from rehabilitation, this is a key part of a workers' compensation claim.

Social services help available through workers' compensation

When a New York worker suffers workplace injuries or a condition that hinders the ability to work, workers' compensation benefits are just part of the story with getting back on the right track medically, personally and professionally. Other issues will inevitably arise with lost wages and medical expenses even if the workers' compensation benefits are approved.

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