If you are injured on the job no matter how minor you should report it to your employer. It may never become a Workers’ Compensation Claim but it is better to be safe than sorry. If you are injured on the job it is your responsibility to let your employer know you were injured and it is your responsibility to file your Workers’ Compensation claim.
Under New York workers’ compensation law, you have 30 days to let your employer know that you have been injured and you have two years to formally file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Board.
It is your responsibility to file with the Workers’ Compensation Board. Some employers help with this process but the majority do not.
If you miss work or seek medical treatment for your injuries, you must file a compensation claim if you want your medical bills paid and lost wage benefits while you are out of work.
You should talk to someone who handles Workers’ Compensation cases if you are injured. You can not be charged for the consultation and it is your best interest to know your right so you don’t make mistakes. You can call our Licensed Compensation Representative Jack Schamel at 733-8866 or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.