All claims for NY Workers' Compensation benefits are important. Medical care and wage replacement benefits are critical to allow the injured worker to recover from their work related injury.
Perhaps one of the most dangerous occupations and most confusing in the Workers’ Compensation system are those injuries that occur to New York State Correctional Facility officers. Therefore, injuries in the course of those duties are not uncommon. As a result each “unit” In the correction facility system provides various benefits to address those situations depending on their particular union contract. This patchwork of various benefits, programs and rules require special attention and experience within the Workers’ Compensation system.
Some of the most common questions facing an injured corrections officer are:
When do my lost wage benefits begin?
Will my employer pay me during my period of disability?
What if my injury is caused by an inmate?
What if my injuries are so severe, I cannot return to work?
Because of the unique circumstances, rules and laws of Workers’ Compensation benefits for New York State Correctional Facility officers, it is important to have experienced legal representation to handle these claims. The attorneys and at MCV Law have over 60 years of combined legal experience in these matters. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you recover from your work-related injury and return to your duties as soon as possible.