How to Understand Workers’ Compensation Law

Workers’ Compensation Law Firm

A worker who has been injured on the job or who has suffered from an occupational disease may be able to seek the benefits of workers’ compensation. In order to protect the financial security and health of workers, workers’ compensation was established to provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment to workers, as well as vocational rehabilitation to workers in need of such services. The federal government maintains its own workers’ compensationprogram for federal employees. Employees that work for privately owned, for-profit businesses are insured by their employers.

In accordance with New York state law, employers are mandated to cover the costs of the benefits given to an injured, disabled, or diseased employee. In the event that a worker is injured while working for an uninsured business, the worker still has the chance to receive the benefits he or she deserves. This employee can apply for benefits with Uninsured Employers…

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