The population for Ulster County, NY is roughly 180,000 people with an average employment number of roughly 60,000 employees. The average household income for a family in this city is roughly $56,000. There are many different job opportunities throughout New York, some of which are far more dangerous in nature than others. There are roughly 2,000 construction employees in Ulster County, many of which are at an injury risk every day.
It is the duty of an employer to provide their employees with a safe work environment, if this does not happen then the results can often be catastrophic. Depending on the severity of the injuries sustained by the employee, they may be able to collect extensive benefits in a workers compensation claim. If you have been injured in a work-related accident through no fault of your own then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of an Ulster County workers compensation attorney from Kirk & Teff, LLP.
In order to successfully enter a claim for benefits, you must report an accident to your employer, fill out the necessary documentation and send the information in within two days of the incident. There are some cases where the injuries sustained by the victim can be so severe that it is physically impossible to file a workers comp claim within the allotted time. When this occurs there are alternatives and additional documentation that can be filed in order to continue with the process.
If you have been injured in an accident while at work then you may be able to collect money damages for the injuries you have sustained. A workers comp claim will allow you to notify an insurance carrier of your injuries, an investigation will be conducted, your claim will either be denied or accepted and the appropriate benefits will be applied. If your claim is denied then you will have the option to appeal the decision up to three times to various authorities.
It is important that you have skilled legal assistance on your side if you are hoping to pursue money damages for your injuries. At Kirk & Teff, LLP we are intent on providing excellent service for our clients, and you can be sure that we will work with you throughout the duration of your case if you choose to employ our services. We will be able to answer your questions regarding your case, advise you of the best legal action for you to take and provide you with skillful legal assistance in your case. Contact our firm today for skillful assistance in your workers compensation case.