When a worker is injured at work, the benefits and amount of the compensation payments that the worker receives will depend on the type of injury. In New York, there are four types of injury benefits:
- Temporary total disability
- Temporary partial disability
- Permanent total disability
- Permanent partial disability
If you have been in an accident or had a work-related illness and are considering making a workers’ compensation claim, seek the advice of a legal firm that will ensure you the highest quality of medical and legal services in the city. We will help you with what may be your main concern: what type of disability payments you will receive and how they will be calculated. The answer will depend on the type and seriousness of your injury or illness.
If you have been injured on the job, you deserve the maximum benefits allowed by New York workers’ compensation law. If you believe that your disability payment may be canceled, reduced, cut short, or delayed, consult one of our workers’ compensation lawyers. They will help you to fight for the benefits that you have a right to, which are described below.
Temporary Disability Benefits
If your injury or illness is temporary, you may be eligible for temporary disability benefits. These weekly payments are generally equivalent to two-thirds of your normal weekly salary before the injury.
If you are still able to work but with new limitations, you can still receive partial temporary disability payments until you are able to work full-time. These partial payments will help to compensate for the hours or tasks you are limited to while you are recovering.
While these payments are based on the amount you made before your injury, the law of New York City states that each injured worker should receive a minimum amount of money, regardless of previous wages. Likewise, there is also a maximum amount of benefits that your payments cannot exceed.
Permanent Disability Benefits
Some injuries leave permanent damage. If this is your case, your injury will be classified according to a disability compensation schedule. The exact amount of money for your claim will depend on the seriousness of the injury, the date of the accident, and how much you earned before you were hurt.
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