Workplace injuries and illnesses can occur in any line of work, especially as a correctional officer. This is one of New York City’s most dangerous jobs, but it is also one of the most important to keep us safe. Unfortunately, your job may not always be safe. Personal injuries while working are common, whether from incidents or normal hazards such as a slip and fall, shoulder injury from lifting, or other accidents. Other times workplace-related illnesses such as from asbestos or toxic mold could also cause serious and debilitating injury, disability, and losses for a correctional officer. But not only is the correctional officer harmed, but also his or her entire family. If you or a loved one were seriously injured while working at a correctional facility in New York City, call our NYC corrections officer workers’ compensation lawyer to learn how our experienced workers’ comp law firm can help you.
When you’ve been injured on the job or diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury related to your employment, the New York workers compensation system serves as a safety net offering vital medical care and wage replacement benefits. However, claims involving serious injuries or significant time missed from work can be complex. Our workers compensation attorneys will help you thoroughly document your condition and how it is affecting your ability to return to work so you can receive the maximum possible benefits.
Social Security disability benefits help adults with a chronic illness or injury provide for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, the application process is notoriously confusing and many valid claims are initially denied. Our Social Security disability attorneys can help you prepare an application that best supports your claim for benefits and advocate for your interests throughout the appeals process.