Understanding Workers' Compensation Benefits

If you were injured on the job in New York, or if you suffered from occupational disease, you can seek workers' compensation benefits. The particular benefits you are eligible for will depend on a variety of factors.

Here at the Binghamton law firm of Troy & Eaton, LLP, we will carefully review your unique situation and advise you accordingly. In every case, our goal is to maximize the amount you receive.

Here are the most common terms associated with workers' compensation benefits in New York:

  • Medical benefits — Workers' compensation can cover all your injury-related medical bills, including those for surgeries, hospital stays, chiropractic visits and physical therapy. It can also reimburse you for prescription medications and for the mileage it takes you to travel to and from appointments.
  • Wage replacement benefits — Because you will likely be unable to work while you are recovering from your injury or illness, workers' compensation can provide money to make up for your lost wages.
  • Schedule loss of use (SLU) award — This is extra money that may be awarded to you if your extremity injury results in permanent loss of use to a qualifying body part. For instance, if you injure your hand and are never able to use it the same way again, you may be able to obtain an SLU award. You can receive this award and keep your medical benefits open.
  • Temporary or permanent disability benefits — The extent of your disability, your wage-earning capacity and the length of time your disability lasts will all play a role in how much money you receive.

Our Success Stems From Our Heart For Clients

At Troy & Eaton, LLP, we believe that legal experience and up-to-date knowledge of workers' compensation law is important. However, our success stems from far more than that: namely, a genuine compassion for the injured.

We understand how daunting it can be to face piles of medical bills while you are unable to earn a paycheck. Let our attorneys guide you through the complex legal system so that you can focus on getting back on your feet.

For a free consultation about available benefits, we invite you to call our lawyers at 607-296-0517 or contact us online.