Before you were injured while on the job in Westchester County, you probably saw a lot of loud advertisements for workers' compensation lawyers or watched a few news reports featuring an individual playing soccer while claiming to be "completely disabled." Unless they have been injured at work, most people only understand workers' compensation through these kinds of sensationalized images. In truth, there are millions of legitimately injured or disabled workers who need to navigate the system in order to get payments for their medical bills and lost wages and who would like nothing more than to be able to get back to work.
People Just Like You
Workers' compensation fraud is very uncommon, despite what you may have seen on TV. The vast majority of New York workers' compensation claims are made by people just like you, who are actually hurt at work. And those big settlements the guys on TV promise? In truth, large settlements like that are very rare. If you are looking for a way to "hit the lottery" and never work again, then look for a different scam.
How are workers' compensation myths harmful?
Workers' compensation myths are harmful because they keep so many workers from seeking benefits or even reporting a workplace injury at all! In general, misunderstandings about the workers' compensation system lead to mistakes that could end up costing you your claim. One of the best decisions you can make after being injured is to educate yourself about New York workers' compensation so that you can be prepared for the challenges ahead.
Brian Mittman felt that these myths were so prevalent and destructive that he took the time to write a book about it.
Request your FREE copy of his book, 5 Deadly Sins That Can Derail Your New York Workers' Compensation Case. If you have already been injured on a New York worksite, you probably have a lot of questions about your rights. Contact the NY workers' compensation lawyers at our White Plains office today by calling (866) 205-2415 or 866-205-2415.