Workers Compensation Law

It is unlawful anywhere in New York State for an employee to be terminated because they have filed a workers compensation claim. Nonetheless, that is a very real fear in the minds of scores of people, either because of an actual or implied threat made by their boss or the owner of the business for which they work, or simply because of a report they came across in the news media that an injured worker was fired for attempting to hold their company accountable for the damages they incurred as the result of a workplace mishap.

If you have suffered a serious work-related injury, you have rights under the law to protect your safety as well as your finances. It is extremely important to retain an attorney who can explain all of these rights to you and provide the representation you need to recover as much, if not all, of the monetary compensation to which you are entitled. You can be sure that your employer's insurance company will have an experienced attorney fighting to pay out as little as possible to you. Hiring a zealous attorney is the only way to guarantee your rightful damages are not minimized and that your quality of life is not affected because of unsafe conditions at your job.

Our law office is based in Orangeburg and Mr. Frawley has been a champion for the people of this community throughout his entire life. He has the dedication and compassion to see workers compensation cases all the way through to their just conclusion. That means he will fight to ensure all of the treatment you require, be it visits with specialists, magnetic resonance imaging tests (MRIs), X-rays, medication, occupational therapy, or anything else, is paid by your company's insurer.

Employees who have been hurt on the job often stress over whether they will be able to make their next rent or mortgage payment. Whether they will have money for their children's academic and extracurricular commitments. Whether they will be able to literally put food on the table. When you meet with Mr. Frawley, he will explain that people injured at work are entitled to any number of types of financial relief, such as temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, permanent partial disability, and permanent total disability.

Workers compensation cases are not limited merely to accidents or slip-and-falls. Many employees develop injuries as the result of long-term job duties. For example, physical labor such as heavy lifting that often times results in a bad back. Exposures to unhealthy workplace environments are also commonplace. One of the most frequent types of these cases is asbestos that results in mesothelioma or asbestosis.

No matter the cause of your workplace injury, The Law Office Of Patrick A. Frawley will listen carefully to the full extent of your injuries to understand completely the scope of your case. We will then craft a strategy to make you whole again, all the while allowing you to focus on your recovery while he corresponds with attorneys and insurance adjusters on your behalf. Our firm takes enormous pride in the responsive and compassionate representation we provide. All clients at our office are provided the personal attention they deserve so that cases are brought to fair, equitable, and speedy conclusions.

Mindful of the devastating effect that a workplace injury can have on families of all sizes and of all income levels, New York State requires all companies to carry no-fault workman's compensation insurance coverage. That means you do not have to prove that an injury was caused by the negligence of another person. So long as your injury was sustained within the "scope" of your employment, you will have the right to receive benefits.

But without the right attorney on your side, the process by which those benefits are paid out can create confusion. Taking the time to meet with Mr. Frawley will eliminate any chance for delays in receiving your compensation. Our law office will handle everything on your behalf, from tendering employer notification, filing your claim, consulting with physicians to procure the needed medical evidence in support of your claim, all the way through prepping for and representing you at depositions and hearings, and everything in between.

Workers compensation rules have evolved significantly since they were first enacted in New York in the early part of the 20th Century and they continue to change with the times. You can rest assured that your employer's attorneys are well-apprised of every one of the latest corners they can cut and loopholes through which they can jump to reduce your benefits. Our law office will never let that happen.

To schedule a friendly, free initial consultation at The Law Office Of Patrick A. Frawley, please call us at: 845-397-9009.