Because Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP (FOA) is committed to working with union members, everything we do is to benefit the worker. Whether you come to FOA because you have been injured on the job and are eligible for Workers’ Compensation, or can no longer work and need Social Security Disability Benefits, have a Personal Injury, or need an attorney for General Legal Services or Veterans Disability Benefits, we will be right there with you every step of the way, no matter how long it takes.
Steps to Obtain Coverage and File a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Failure to timely file a C-3 or give the employer timely notice may result in the loss of rights to New York Workers’ Compensation benefits. Remember: 30 days to give notice and up to two years to file the C-3. Both of these requirements are solely the responsibility of the injured worker. Just notifying your employer of the accident/injury does NOT establish your case at the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.
Responsibilities of Others
The treating physician, using New York State Workers’ Compensation Board form C-4, should complete a medical report and mail it to the appropriate Workers’ Compensation Board District Office. NOTE: You should also ask for a copy of the C-4 for your records. DO NOT pay the physician for work-related medical treatment.
The employer, using Workers’ Compensation Board form C-2, should report the accident to the Workers’ Compensation Board and its insurance company within 10 days of notification of the work-related accident/injury. Do not be concerned if the employer fails to meet its obligation to file a C-2.