Injured in a Workplace Accident?

Central New York Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

The New York workers’ compensation system offers benefits to workers after they experience a job-related injury. It’s a no-fault method. It doesn’t matter what caused an injury, a worker is qualified for benefits, such as the following:

  • Replacement of lost salary
  • Compensation for medical procedures and medical care, including the right to select your own physician
  • Compensation for prescriptions
  • Compensation for travel cost reimbursement

The lawyers of Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Welch & Smith help injured workers in the Central New York area navigate the complicated procedures of workers’ compensation and secure the benefits they deserve. Our lawyers work closely with you through the whole process to make sure you understand your case status and what should happen next.

The Process

The procedure for filing a workers’ comp claim can be daunting to those unfamiliar with the continuously changing field of law. Every case is different, but we can explain what should happen at each stage.


Workers are required to inform their employers within a specific period of time following an injury. They should note the location, date and cause of the injury.

Filing a Claim

Our attorneys will present all of the needed documentation to get your claim started as soon as possible.

Medical Check Up

A physician must assess the level of injuries. His or her statement carries more weight in determining the amount of compensation you deserve.

Extra medical opinions

Depending upon the result of the first examination, your insurance carrier may seek extra opinions.

Approval or denial

The insurance carrier decides to approve or deny a claim. Common reasons cited for denial of benefits include indication that the injury was from a pre-existing condition, or that the worker committed fraud or otherwise misrepresented the incident.


Employees can appeal a denied claim and submit proof to a judge. It is essential to have a lawyer during this appeal hearing.

The workers’ comp lawyers at Nicholas, Perot, Smith, Welch & Smith have become extremely effective at obtaining the needed benefits for our clients throughout Central New York. Call us today and schedule a free consultation.

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