What to Do if You're Injured on the Job
Report the Injury Immediately to Your Supervisor
The law allows you 30 days to report an injury, but the longer you wait the more you allow the company to claim the injury took place off the job and you could be denied workers’ compensation.
Bring a Witness When You Are Reporting Your Injury
If management tries to discourage you in any way from reporting the injury, or retaliates against you for reporting an injury, contact Local 804 immediately. TAW is not a substitute for an injury report.
Seek Medical Care Right Away
Call an ambulance if you need to. Do not hesitate to leave the job if necessary, but make sure you inform your supervisor.
New York State Workers’ Compensation law allows you to choose your own doctor. The company may recommend a doctor, but it is your choice to decide who you will see.
Get a Workers’ Comp Attorney
The Workers’ Compensation system has become so complicated that it is impossible to navigate without an attorney.
Get the representation you need to make sure your rights are respected. Contact Rubin, Abramson, LLP for excellent assistance with Workers' Compensation.