The process of filing a worker’s compensation claim can be intimidating, to say the least. Your first concern is your health and recovery. But paying for the recovery is not cheap, and a just compensation package is deserved due to the unsafe working environment. Understanding the claim process is your first line of defense.
How long do I have to notify my employer of a workplace accident in New York?
In New York, you have 30 days to file a written report of an accident and injury to your employer or else you might lose the right to workers comp. The earlier the better is a safe guideline.
How long do I have to file a C-3 claim to the appropriate NY district office?
Once an accident is reported to your employer, you have 2 years to file the C-3 to begin the worker’s comp claim.
Who has to receive a copy of the C-4 (the doctor’s initial report)?
A C-4 report must be sent to the district office in NY, the injured party and his attorney, and the employer or their insurance company.
When does My employer have to notify me of my rights in New York?
After the accident is reported the employer has 2 weeks to provide a written statement of your worker’s comp rights.
When do worker’s compensation benefits begin to be paid?
If you have missed 7 days or more of work from the injury the insurer must begin payments at that time.
Does the doctor need to submit ongoing reports while compensation is being paid?
Every 45 days the doctor must submit additional reports (Form C-4.2)