Types of Injuries
Generally, workers compensation benefits are available for any work-related injury. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule, and, because of this, it is often helpful to have an attorney assist you in the process of applying for workers compensation. At the Law Office of David Kuznicki, we have experience helping our clients with their workers compensation claims. We represent primarily working class individuals who have been injured on the job, and we make it our goal to get you the benefits you need to continue supporting your family while you recover from your injuries. Our policy is to only represent those clients who have valid claims, and this has built credibility within the local court system. We use this credibility to our advantage in each of our cases.
Types of Injuries Commonly Covered by Workers Compensation
Workers compensation provides benefits for most injuries resulting from on-the-job accidents. Such injuries may include:
• Falls from scaffolding
• Construction accident injuries
• Burns from fires and explosions
• Broken bones and other injuries resulting from faulty equipment
• Back and neck injuries from lifting and carrying heavy items
Additionally, workers compensation covers injuries that result from overuse or misuse of muscles over a period of time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back problems and injuries resulting from occupational hazards such as asbestos-related lung disease and work- and stress-related heart conditions.
Injuries Not Covered by Workers Compensation
Workers compensation covers most on-the-job injuries. However, it does not usually cover injuries caused solely by the injured employee’s intoxication or illegal drug use.
Because the types of injuries covered often depend on the circumstances surrounding each individual situation, it is important that you consult with a Brooklyn workers compensation attorney if you think you may be eligible for workers compensation. At the Law Office of David Kuznicki, we have vast experience and a strong reputation that helps us get our clients the benefits they are entitled to receive. If you have suffered an on-the-job injury and think you may be entitled to workers compensation, contact a Brooklyn workers comp lawyer at our firm today.
If you have recently been injured in a work-related construction accident, you are likely wondering how you will pay your medical bills and provide for your family while you are recovering from your injury. Fortunately, your injury may be covered by workers compensation, an insurance program that provides benefits for employees injured on the job. While you can file a claim for workers compensation without an attorney, it is often helpful to retain the assistance of an experienced Brooklyn workers compensation lawyer who can walk you through the claims process and fill out any forms or applications on your behalf. An experienced attorney can also help you fight the insurance company when they try to stop or reduce your weekly benefits. After you have returned to work, we can determine if you are entitled to additional benefits based on permanency to your injury.
Helping America’s Working Class
At the Law Office of David Kuznicki, we have years of experience assisting construction workers and other workers with their workers compensation claims. We pride ourselves in being of assistance to America’s working class while promoting our positive reputation for being honest and hardworking lawyers.
Providing Assistance with Construction Accident Claims
Construction accidents are among the most common types of workers compensation injuries. If you have been injured in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Such accidents may include:
• Crane accidents
• Falls from scaffolding
• Welding accidents
• Floor opening falls
• Burns and other injuries from fires or explosions
• Back or neck injuries from heavy lifting
If you have been injured in any of the above accidents, you should contact a Brooklyn workers comp attorney to assist you in filing your claim. You may be entitled to any of the following benefits:
• Compensation for wages lost due to your injury
• Medical benefits
• Social Security disability benefits for long-term injuries
• Death benefits, if the work-related injury results in death
The attorneys at the Law Office of David Kuznicki are available to help you if you have recently suffered from a work-related injury. We have experience working with individuals who are currently undergoing treatment for work-related injuries and occupational illnesses. We only represent valid claims in the courtroom and this adds to our credibility within the community. For assistance with your workers compensation claims, contact a Brooklyn workers comp lawyer at the Law Office of David Kuznicki today.
Occupational Injury Claims
If you have suffered from a disease related to exposure to dangerous conditions at your workplace, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. At the Law Office of David Kuznicki, we work with individuals who have long work histories and who are currently suffering from work-related illnesses or injuries. We use our reputation of only representing clients with valid cases to our advantage. If you have suffered from a work-related injury and think you may be entitled to workers compensation, a Brooklyn workers compensation attorney at our firm is available to assist you in filing your claim.
Occupational workers compensation claims arise from medical conditions caused by an exposure to something harmful in the workplace. Occupational diseases are the most common form of occupational workers compensation claim. To qualify for workers compensation, the disease must be produced as a natural incident of a particular occupation. Examples of common occupational diseases include:
• Asbestosis or other lung diseases arising from asbestos exposure
• Skin diseases caused by exposure to certain chemicals, such as eczema, urticaria and skin cancer
• Lead poisoning resulting from exposure to lead compounds
If you have suffered from a work-related occupational disease, the time limit for filing your claim is different from the time limit for construction accident claims and other on-the-job injuries. The time limit for filing a claim for an occupational disease is the later of.
• Two years from the date of the disability, or
• Two years form the time the disabled worker knew or should have known that the disease was due to the nature of his or her employment
Occupational Hearing Loss
If you have suffered from hearing loss due to exposure to harmful noise at work, you may also be entitled to workers compensation benefits. You may be able to file a claim even after many years following your exposure to a harmful, noisy work environment.
Assistance in Obtaining Benefits for Occupational Workers Compensation Claims
If you have suffered from a work-related illness, injury or other disability, contact a Brooklyn workers compensation lawyer at the Law Office of David Kuznicki today. We use our experience filing workers compensation claims as well as our credible reputation to your advantage, as we assist you in obtaining the benefits that you are entitled to receive.