Workers’ Compensation Firm Represents Employees in New York
Skilled attorneys protecting Ithaca workers
When you become injured or ill while you are at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. This is true even if the injury or illness occurred outside of your normal job functions. You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence. In fact, even if the injury was your fault, you may still be eligible for compensation.
The experienced attorneys at The Lama Law Firm, LLP help workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace. Our attorneys help employees seek payment for their workers’ comp claims, including:
- Compensation for permanent disability
- Dependents’ recovery for worker’s death
- Lost wages or salary
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Retraining costs
We help you pursue any benefits you are entitled to under the law.
Waiving workers’ compensation
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. Our attorneys are skilled at analyzing whether you should waive your workers’ comp claim and seek recovery for negligence in civil court, and whether 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
From our Ithaca, New York office, The Lama Law Firm, LLP helps workers throughout New York file workers’ comp claims and appeal workers’ comp denials. To schedule a consultation with our dedicated attorneys, call us at 607-391-2203 or contact us online.