Am I Eligible For Workers’ Compensation?

Albany workers who have become disabled as a result of a work accident injury often wonder: Am I eligible for workers’ compensation? The workers’ comp and disability lawyers at the Law Offices of Dennis Kenny, P.C., work diligently to help clients answer this question.

  • Yes, it is possible to receive both workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance, as long as your doctor has diagnosed a partial disability which keeps you from working.
  • Yes, it is possible to qualify for both SSDI benefits and workers’ compensation.
  • Yes, it is possible to qualify for workers’ compensation even if there is a personal injury lawsuit underway against a third party (not your employer) whose negligence contributed to a workplace injury accident.
  • Yes, if you have a condition that is not due to an accident, but rather due to exposure to repetitive activity over time, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Your claim should be made within two years from the date that you knew or should have known the cause of the condition.
  • Yes, you can still qualify for workers’ comp if you have a pre-existing condition, and if your on-the-job injury worsened your medical condition.
  • Yes, if you have an injury to an extremity, facial scarring or vision loss from an injury at work, you may be entitled to a lump-sum award.

Don’t let a previous denial of coverage discourage you. Give us the opportunity to evaluate your situation. We encourage you to bring a spouse, relative or friend to your consultation if you wish to share key observations about your condition and related issues. We can help you determine your workers’ (workman’s) compensation eligibility right away, then help you apply.

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These are generalized nuggets of information about workers’ compensation. For personalized legal advice related to your own workplace injury case, contact our Hudson Valley, New York, workers’ comp law firm to schedule a free initial consultation.