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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for Medical Transportation Workers in Albany
As a medical transportation worker, you’re in the business of helping others get treatment when they have serious health problems.
But the kind of work you do puts you at risk of injuries or illnesses, too.
If you’re hurt on the job in New York State, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.
These benefits could pay for:
- Wages you’ve lost
- Your medical care
- Your prescriptions
- Your medical devices
- Costs of traveling to doctor’s appointments
You’ve already got the stress of dealing with your injury or illness.
Don’t let fights with insurance companies and worries about your loss of income and pile of medical bills get in the way of your recovery.
Get experienced legal help with your claim. James Trauring & Associates, LLC, has been helping Upstate New Yorkers win Workers’ Comp cases for more than 25 years.
It costs you nothing to discuss your case with us.
Common Workers’ Comp Injuries
Almost any injury or illness may be covered by Workers’ Comp if it’s work-related:
- Knee injuries
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Fractured bones
- Muscle strains
- Neck injuries
- Eye injuries
- Burn injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries, pinched nerve
- Head injuries
- Hearing loss
- Heart attack, stroke
- Mental health problems
- Chronic pain
In the medical transportation field, you could be exposed to serious illnesses or infections from the patients you help or the facilities where you pick up or deliver patients.
Your workload, performance expectations and other stresses of your job could put you at risk of heart attack or stroke.
You could experience emotional trauma from the difficult conditions you face in your job every day.
You could receive Workers’ Comp benefits because of a single injury that happens in an instant.
Or you could receive benefits for a medical condition that develops over a long period of time.
An experienced lawyer can help you establish that a medical condition was work-related and help you navigate a complicated Workers’ Comp system.
Important: Volunteer Ambulance Drivers Are Covered
If you drive an ambulance on a volunteer basis and you’re hurt in the line of duty, you still have Workers’ Comp rights even though it didn’t happen in your paid job.
According to the New York Worker’s Compensation Board, most state volunteer ambulance workers are covered by Workers’ Comp.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you don’t have a lawyer, the New York Workers’ Comp system could appoint a Workers’ Compensation Law Judge to help you.
But the Workers’ Compensation Board says “an attorney’s assistance may be desirable if the issues are complicated.”
A lawyer can make sure you get everything you deserve under the system.
Workers’ Comp was established to provide quick help to injured workers while at the same time protecting employers from lawsuits.
So in most cases, injured workers covered by Workers’ Comp cannot sue their employers.
However, if your injury resulted from your employer’s intentional or egregious conduct, you may be able to file a personal injury claim.
Or if your injury at work resulted from the actions or defective products of someone other than your employer, you can file a lawsuit.
To do that, you’ll need a lawyer.
If your work-related illness puts you out of work for a long time, you could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
A lawyer can help you coordinate the different types of benefits.
You can see how Workers’ Comp cases can be complicated.
Workers’ Comp insurance companies don’t put your needs first.
But your lawyer does.
Don’t wait until your claim is denied –– though consulting a lawyer at any point in the process can make a difference in getting your claim approved and getting your life back on track.
James Trauring & Associates, LLC, has offices in Schenectady, Albany and Saratoga Springs.