Receiving Compensation for On-the-job Injuries
Workers compensation in New York is monetary assistance that insurance pays to injured employees, who are suffering from a work related injury or occupational illness. By receiving medical care and lost wages compensation, employees can recover and get back to work.
Workers comp is a no-fault compensation system. It originated as a compromise to reduce lawsuits against employers that held them accountable for on-the-job injuries. Workers compensation insurance simply covers the damages without establishing fault. In fact, worker comp first came into existence based on the large numbers of workers suffering from job injuries and the need for an economical remedy. Workers and employers caught up in legal proceedings instead of day-to-day work was counter-productive for industries. Therefore, workers compensation insurance arose, serving a dual purpose: it prevented employers from being sued and helped workers get well and quickly return to work. Read More