1What is WorkersCompensation?
A form of insurance providing wagereplacement and medical benefits toemployees injured in the course ofemployment.
This is in exchange for mandatoryrelinquishment of the employeesright to sue his or her employerfor the tort of negligence.
2What is the history ofWorkers Compensationin the United States?
Workers compensation programs in the United Statesare state regulated, with laws determined by each statelegislative body ...
The programs provide the paymentof lost wages, medical treatment, andrehabilitation services to workerssuffering from an o...
3What is the WorkersCompensation Act?
State statutes which establish liability ofemployers for injuries to workers while on the jobor illnesses due to the emplo...
Workers Compensation Actsprovide for a system of hearingsand quasi-judicial determinationsby administrative law judges and...
4What is the workersCompensation Process?$
Providing notification of a work relatedinjury to a New York State employershould be done within 30 days of theinjury and ...
The injured workershould file a formalnotice of claim, formC-3 in New YorkState.
The injured workershould file a formalnotice of claim, formC-3 in New YorkState.This form should be filedwith the Workers’...
The law requires thefiling of a claimwithin two years ofthe date of injury.This form should be filedwith the Workers’Compe...
The employer then submits its report of injury form, C-2,to the New York State Workers’Compensation Board andnotifies its ...
5How Do I file A WorkersCompensation Claim?
Get immediatemedical care ifyour injuryrequires.
Get immediatemedical care ifyour injuryrequires.You must informyour employerof your injury assoon as possible.
Get immediatemedical care ifyour injuryrequires.Your employerwill have claimforms for you tofill out andsubmit .You must i...
6What Happens in theworkers compensationhearing?
Formal hearings are heldwith an ALJ - these are semi-judicial proceedings.
Exhibits of documents and reports areentered into the formal hearing record.
Hearings generally result inpayment of some or all of aclaim or dismissal of theapplication.
7 What is a WorkersCompensation Board?
Administrative Law Judges conduct hearingsand mediations. The five member board is anappellate body that reviews Administr...
8 What is WorkersCompensation Fraud?
Workers’compensation fraud occurs whensomeone willfully makes a false statementor conceals information in order to receive...
9What is the WorkersCompensation Statute ofLimitations?
Each state has their ownworkers comp laws, and somestates "statute of limitations"(deadline) for filing a claimdepends on ...
10How Much Will My WorkersCompensation Claim BeWorth?$
Benefit amounts willdiffer depending onthe severity of theinjury.
Benefit amounts willdiffer depending onthe severity of theinjury.If an injury leaves theemployee totally unableto work, th...
Benefit amounts willdiffer depending onthe severity of theinjury.If an injury leaves theemployee totally unableto work, th...
11How Do I file an Appeal ofmy workers compensationclaim?
In New York State an appealmust be filed within 30 daysafter the filing of the decisionwhich is being objected to.
In New York State an appealmust be filed within 30 daysafter the filing of the decisionwhich is being objected to.Special ...
12Do I need an attorney torepresent me in my workerscompensation claim?
In workers’compensationcases, the law is set up toassist injured workers intheir ability to obtain legalcounsel.A Workers’...
For more information on Workers’ Compensation, please visitTHANK YOUwww. comp7777.com
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  1. 1. 1What is WorkersCompensation?
  2. 2. A form of insurance providing wagereplacement and medical benefits toemployees injured in the course ofemployment.
  3. 3. This is in exchange for mandatoryrelinquishment of the employeesright to sue his or her employerfor the tort of negligence.
  4. 4. 2What is the history ofWorkers Compensationin the United States?
  5. 5. Workers compensation programs in the United Statesare state regulated, with laws determined by each statelegislative body and implemented by a state agency.
  6. 6. The programs provide the paymentof lost wages, medical treatment, andrehabilitation services to workerssuffering from an occupational injuryor disease.
  7. 7. 3What is the WorkersCompensation Act?
  8. 8. State statutes which establish liability ofemployers for injuries to workers while on the jobor illnesses due to the employment, andrequiring insurance to protect the workers.
  9. 9. Workers Compensation Actsprovide for a system of hearingsand quasi-judicial determinationsby administrative law judges andappeal boards.
  10. 10. 4What is the workersCompensation Process?$
  11. 11. Providing notification of a work relatedinjury to a New York State employershould be done within 30 days of theinjury and in writing. Notice should beprovided to the injured worker’simmediate supervisor orto the Human Resources Department.
  12. 12. The injured workershould file a formalnotice of claim, formC-3 in New YorkState.
  13. 13. The injured workershould file a formalnotice of claim, formC-3 in New YorkState.This form should be filedwith the Workers’Compensation Boardand copied to theclaimant’s employer.
  14. 14. The law requires thefiling of a claimwithin two years ofthe date of injury.This form should be filedwith the Workers’Compensation Boardand copied to theclaimant’s employer.The injured workershould file a formalnotice of claim, formC-3 in New YorkState.
  15. 15. The employer then submits its report of injury form, C-2,to the New York State Workers’Compensation Board andnotifies its Workers’Compensation insurance carrier
  16. 16. 5How Do I file A WorkersCompensation Claim?
  17. 17. Get immediatemedical care ifyour injuryrequires.
  18. 18. Get immediatemedical care ifyour injuryrequires.You must informyour employerof your injury assoon as possible.
  19. 19. Get immediatemedical care ifyour injuryrequires.Your employerwill have claimforms for you tofill out andsubmit .You must informyour employerof your injury assoon as possible.
  20. 20. 6What Happens in theworkers compensationhearing?
  21. 21. Formal hearings are heldwith an ALJ - these are semi-judicial proceedings.
  22. 22. Exhibits of documents and reports areentered into the formal hearing record.
  23. 23. Hearings generally result inpayment of some or all of aclaim or dismissal of theapplication.
  24. 24. 7 What is a WorkersCompensation Board?
  25. 25. Administrative Law Judges conduct hearingsand mediations. The five member board is anappellate body that reviews Administrative LawJudges orders.
  26. 26. 8 What is WorkersCompensation Fraud?
  27. 27. Workers’compensation fraud occurs whensomeone willfully makes a false statementor conceals information in order to receiveworkers’compensation benefits orprevents someone from receiving benefitsto which they might be entitled.
  28. 28. 9What is the WorkersCompensation Statute ofLimitations?
  29. 29. Each state has their ownworkers comp laws, and somestates "statute of limitations"(deadline) for filing a claimdepends on the type of injury.
  30. 30. 10How Much Will My WorkersCompensation Claim BeWorth?$
  31. 31. Benefit amounts willdiffer depending onthe severity of theinjury.
  32. 32. Benefit amounts willdiffer depending onthe severity of theinjury.If an injury leaves theemployee totally unableto work, the benefitamount is based on afixed formula.
  33. 33. Benefit amounts willdiffer depending onthe severity of theinjury.If an injury leaves theemployee totally unableto work, the benefitamount is based on afixed formula.For an injury whichallows one to continueworking in a limitedcapacity, the benefitamount is based on arating system adapted bythe American MedicalAssociation.
  34. 34. 11How Do I file an Appeal ofmy workers compensationclaim?
  35. 35. In New York State an appealmust be filed within 30 daysafter the filing of the decisionwhich is being objected to.
  36. 36. In New York State an appealmust be filed within 30 daysafter the filing of the decisionwhich is being objected to.Special forms exist for the filingof an appeal; also know as aRequest for Board Review.
  37. 37. 12Do I need an attorney torepresent me in my workerscompensation claim?
  38. 38. In workers’compensationcases, the law is set up toassist injured workers intheir ability to obtain legalcounsel.A Workers’ Compensationattorney is paid from theinjured worker’s lost wagebenefits and his or her feesmust be approved by a LawJudge.
  39. 39. For more information on Workers’ Compensation, please visitTHANK YOUwww. comp7777.com

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