Do I need a lawyer for my workers com...

Do I need a lawyer for my workers comp case

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Injured worker

Utica, NY

#1 Jun 18, 2013
I am injured on the job. My employer said don't worry about it and bill it to my private insurance. He said he will pay the copays and give me cash money while I'm out. What should I do, There was a man in a dark car on my street all day taking pictures of me washing my car with 1 hand with my other in a plastic bag to cover my cast
zeek

Utica, NY

#2 Jun 18, 2013
Get an attorney. Workers comp will pay all your medical costs with no out of pocket co pays, as well as lost wages. Get an attorney who specializes in workers comp cases.
Jeff

Utica, NY

#3 Jun 18, 2013
yes

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Since: Jul 10

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#4 Jun 18, 2013
Hmmm. Perhaps you're not as "disabled" as you're letting on?

Just sayin'.
Injured worker

Utica, NY

#6 Jun 18, 2013
well I fractured my dominant right arm in 2 places falling off a scaffold at work from the second floor. I do have a cast on it and am a construction worker. I think I am disabled because I can't safely climb a ladder holding anything.
zeek

Utica, NY

#8 Jun 18, 2013
If your employer was at fault, you could have a good law suit
Injured worker

Utica, NY

#9 Jun 18, 2013
they told me the scaffold always slipped. I just didn't know it as it was only my 3rd dayworking there. but I guess thy are getting it fixed now. the guy last moth broke his back the same way
zeek

Utica, NY

#11 Jun 18, 2013
You definitely need an attorney. Contact Andy Hobika on genesee st. Not much personality but excellent with workers comp cases
Vernon23

Yorkville, NY

#12 Jun 18, 2013
Mike Laucello is really good in cases like this and is a good guy, he helped me out and got me a good settlement
ABSOLUTELY

Newport, NY

#13 Jun 19, 2013
Injured worker wrote:
I am injured on the job. My employer said don't worry about it and bill it to my private insurance. He said he will pay the copays and give me cash money while I'm out. What should I do, There was a man in a dark car on my street all day taking pictures of me washing my car with 1 hand with my other in a plastic bag to cover my cast
Your employer "should have" submitted a claim to their workers' compensation carrier. Could be they don't have coverage as it can be extremely expensive policy for a construction company. An on the job injury should never be billed through your private insurance. Contact the NYS Workers Compensation Board (866) 802-3730 with your concerns as they are legitamate then definately get an attorney! FYI - workers comp benefits are capped at 5 years - they no longer award "lifetime benefits".

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#14 Jun 19, 2013
Injured worker wrote:
well I fractured my dominant right arm in 2 places falling off a scaffold at work from the second floor. I do have a cast on it and am a construction worker. I think I am disabled because I can't safely climb a ladder holding anything.
Still, my point was that a person claiming to be disabled is bound to come under scrutiny. Who do you suppose that person with the camera was? Likely an employee of either your boss, his attorney, or the insurance company. With all the fraud these days, even an honest person, just out washing his car with his cast wrapped in a bag, can be viewed with suspicion.

Speedy recovery and good luck to you!
Labor 4 u

New York, NY

#15 Jun 19, 2013
Injured worker wrote:
they told me the scaffold always slipped. I just didn't know it as it was only my 3rd dayworking there. but I guess thy are getting it fixed now. the guy last moth broke his back the same way
You have a great 3rd party lawsuit, as well as workers comp case, they already admitted the scaffold was faulty and the first person who broke his back, is proof it was faulty and they did nothing until u got injured. Call Andrew Hobika atty. at law, don't believe the employer he is trying to cover his tracks
PS: pay someone to do the chores!
Labor 4 u

New York, NY

#16 Jun 19, 2013
Workers Comp. just awarded my cousin 600$ a week permanent for life, and he Also receives ss disability. So do not believe that sht about 5 yr. cap that poster sounds like a friend of your employer!
Sgt Shultz

Washington, DC

#17 Jun 19, 2013
Go see one of Fred Murad. Best comp lawyer in the area.
ABSOLUTELY

Newport, NY

#18 Jun 19, 2013
Labor 4 u wrote:
Workers Comp. just awarded my cousin 600$ a week permanent for life, and he Also receives ss disability. So do not believe that sht about 5 yr. cap that poster sounds like a friend of your employer!
Hey Dumb@ass - Read the 2007 NYS Workers' Compensation Reform Bill signed into law by NYS Governor Eliot Spitzer - Workers' Compensation benefits are different from state to state!

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Since: Jul 09

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#19 Jun 19, 2013
There is A LOT of BAD or incomplete information given in this thread. If you do not understand worker's compensation law, then an attorney is within your rights. Attorneys are paid through any awards you may get.
well

Utica, NY

#20 Jun 19, 2013
Injured worker wrote:
I am injured on the job. My employer said don't worry about it and bill it to my private insurance. He said he will pay the copays and give me cash money while I'm out. What should I do, There was a man in a dark car on my street all day taking pictures of me washing my car with 1 hand with my other in a plastic bag to cover my cast
If your on the books, you must fill out an accident report, do not let the employer tell you he will take care of you, if this is not documented, you can be shafted ten way's to Sunday.

Post 13 is a good post.

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Since: Jul 09

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#21 Jun 19, 2013
well wrote:
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Post 13 is a good post.
The poster is still a hack. He's talking about permanency issues on a scheduleable body part. Just saying.
Johnny COCKran

New York, NY

#22 Jun 19, 2013
Injured worker wrote:
well I fractured my dominant right arm in 2 places falling off a scaffold at work from the second floor. I do have a cast on it and am a construction worker. I think I am disabled because I can't safely climb a ladder holding anything.
There's also a special law for falls off of scaffolds, latters, etc. Get a lawyer and fast.
Labor 4 u

New York, NY

#23 Jun 20, 2013
ABSOLUTELY wrote:
<quoted text> Hey Dumb@ass - Read the 2007 NYS Workers' Compensation Reform Bill signed into law by NYS Governor Eliot Spitzer - Workers' Compensation benefits are different from state to state!
Before u start calling me names I was his union rep. Andy Hobika was his lawyer the accident happened in 2008 and the settlement took place at the state office building the Judge was Frank Motecalvo, my cousin worked for the STATE OF NEW YORK. D.0.C.S as a plumber ! HE RECIEVED $600 @ week permentaly for LIFE

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