Skilled attorneys protecting New York workers
When you are injured or become ill at your workplace or a work-related activity, regardless of whether the injury or illness occurred in connection with your job, you may be eligible for workers compensation. You are entitled to workers compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence.
The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Ernest L. Harris, LLP in Newburgh have helped workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace for decades. Our attorneys help workers obtain coverage for their workers compensation claims, including:
- Compensation for permanent disability
- Dependents’ recovery for worker’s death
- Lost wages or salary
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Retraining costs
- Compensation for loss of use
Accepting workers compensation limits your rights to other remedies against a negligent employer. A personal injury claim can include compensation for general damages and pain and suffering, whereas a workers compensation claim cannot. At the Law Offices of Ernest L. Harris, LLP, our attorneys are skilled at analyzing whether you should waive your workers compensation claim and seek recovery for negligence in civil court, and if you should also pursue a negligent third party.
Appealing workers compensation decisions
If your workers compensation claim is denied, you have a limited time to appeal the decision. We can help you successfully maneuver through the complex bureaucratic process of appealing to the New York workers compensation board.
Contact experienced workers compensation attorneys.
Law Offices of Ernest L. Harris, LLP provides assistance to workers in and around Newburgh who are filing workers compensation claims or appealing workers compensation denials. To consult with our experienced workers compensation attorneys, call the Law Offices of Ernest L. Harris, LLP at 1-800-SSD-COMP or contact us online.