(PRWEB) August 10, 2012
Did you know that more than three million occupational injuries were recorded in 2010 alone? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, there were a total of 3,063,400 recordable cases involving nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the private industry in 2010. Workers who are injured while on the job may face medical expenses and financial difficulties caused by missed work. Fortunately, there is a way for them to seek monetary support.
The workers’ compensation system in the United States plays an important role, offering injured workers the ability to seek financial compensation for medical expenses and lost wages without having to file a lawsuit in civil court. Injured workers are entitled to compensation regardless of who may have been to blame for their injuries; even if they themselves were partially or wholly at fault (with some exceptions). Though workers’ compensation laws have proven invaluable to many injured New Yorkers since their implementation in the state in 1913, it can be challenging to properly navigate this system.
Without an understanding of how and when to file a claim, what rights an injured worker has and what responsibilities he or she must uphold in order to recover workers’ comp benefits, it can be difficult to recover just compensation in a timely manner. That is where the team at Pasternack Tilker Napoli Bern, LLP comes in the picture.
The firm has represented the injured in New York for more than eight decades. They have recovered in excess of $3 billion in verdicts and settlements since 2000 alone. Recognizing the support they could offer by providing injured workers with useful, accurate information about the workers’ compensation system, the firm teamed up with Scorpion Design to create and launch a comprehensive website that would fill this need.
The new website contains a good deal of helpful information, written in easy-to-understand terms, related to workers’ compensation in New York, the types of work-related injuries employees in all fields may be at risk of experiencing, how to file a claim, what benefits an injured worker may be able to receive and even a brief history of workers’ comp in the United States. Site visitors can read about the different types of workers’ comp claims relating not only to workplace injuries and accidents but to toxic exposure at the workplace and occupational diseases such as mesothelioma. If a visitor wants to learn more, he or she can visit the “Common Questions” page for answers to frequently asked questions and can review information about the attorneys at the firm and their past case results. The site also offers several easy ways to get in contact with the attorneys at Pasternack Tilker Napoli Bern in order to request a free case evaluation.
Ready to learn more? Visit the firm’s new website at http://www.NewYorkWorkersCompensationFirm.com.
Pasternack Tilker Napoli Bern, LLP takes on workers’ compensation claims for injured New Yorkers across the state. They have 12 office locations in New York with headquarters at the Empire State Building in NYC. Over the past 80 years, the firm has helped literally thousands of workers seek and recover the benefits to which they are entitled under the workers’ comp system. With a track record that includes more than $3 billion in settlements and verdicts since 2000 alone, and numerous rewards and accolades such as the highest possible AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and 6 workers' compensation lawyers named as Super Lawyers® by Thompson Reuters, Pasternack Tilker Napoli Bern is rightly recognized as a force to reckon with both inside and outside of the courtroom.