What Injuries or Illnesses will be covered by Workers’ Compensation?


By June 5, 2017Workers Compensation

What injuries or illnesses will be covered by workers’ compensation?

The nature and cause of a work-related injury greatly ranges and must be assessed on a case by case basis. A work related injury can stem from a single isolated event; such as lifting a heavy object and feeling pain in your back or other part of your body, or development of an injury over a long period of time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or occupationally related hearing loss. Regardless of the incident, each case deserves the appropriate resources to ensure that the injured worker’s rights are properly protected and to ensure the greatest recovery possible. 

What benefits can a claimant expect to receive following a work-related injury?

In a workers’ compensation claim, a claimant’s recovery is limited to wage indemnification benefits for actual time lost from work, awards for permanent impairment, and payments of all related medical and vocational treatment.  A claimant’s wage indemnification benefits will be limited to up to two-thirds of the claimant’s average weekly wage for the year preceding the injury. A claimant’s ongoing medical care must also be consistent with specific rules and regulations, as promulgated in the New York State Medical Treatment Guidelines.

There are a variety of factors and timelines in place that can impact a claimant’s wage indemnification and medical benefits. These factors and timelines must be adhered to in order to ensure that an injured worker’s rights are fully protected. If you have been injured on the job and have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!

About Losi & Gangi

The law firm of Losi & Gangi is professional limited liability company that concentrates the majority of their practice on workers’ compensation matters and personal injury law.

The firm consists of partners, Jeffery D. Gangi and Harry G. Modeas, with associate attorneys Thorice M. Jacobs, Brett Miller, and Philip Scaffidi. Furthermore, the firm employs Patrick Brown, Esq., of counsel.   In addition to our attorneys, the firm also employs a licensed workers’ compensation representative, Jay P. Boardway.