Workers Compensation

The Advocate You Need In A New York Workers’ Compensation Case

When you are injured at work, you are entitled to medical benefits and lost wages.
New York workers’ compensation laws require your employer to pay for related medical expenses. While this may seem like a straightforward process, many injured workers find themselves struggling to obtain the medical treatment covered under the New York Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment Guidelines (NYWCMTG). Under the NYWCMTG, injured workers are entitled to chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, MRIs, etc. New York workers’ compensation laws also require employers to pay lost wages while you are out of work because of on-the-job injuries. The maximum that an injured worker can receive while out of work on workers’ compensation is 2/3rd of his or her salary, which is capped at $808.65 or the maximum stated below.

Date Of Work Accident Weekly Maximum
Total/Partial Disability
July 1, 1985 – June 30, 1990 $300/$150
July 1, 1990 – June 30, 1991 $340 $280
July 1, 1991 – June 30, 1992 $350/$350
July 1, 1992 – June 30, 2007 $400/$400
July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008 $500/$500
July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009 $550/$550
July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010 $600/$600
July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011 $739.83/$739.83
July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012 $772.96/$772.96
July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 $792.07/$792.07
July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 $803.21/$803.21
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 $808.65/$808.65
July 1st of each succeeding year 2/3rd of NYSAWW*

At the Law Office of Frank A. Cetero, we understand that you depend upon these benefits to meet your financial obligations while you are injured. Our attorneys focus on providing you with dedicated representation throughout all stages of your workers’ compensation claim.

Guiding You Through The Workers’ Compensation Process

Many injured workers come to us with questions concerning the workers’ compensation process, because they do not know what to expect. It can be difficult and confusing to navigate. Our attorneys will take time to explain how the system works, explain the steps that you need to take to obtain benefits and help you complete the necessary paperwork.

In 90 percent of workers’ compensation cases, one or more hearings are necessary to either prove your injury was caused by your work accident or to get the maximum payment for your injuries. Our legal team will assist you in obtaining the benefits that you deserve.

We have more than 50 years of combined experience helping workers injured on the job, and we are committed to working together with you to achieve success on your claims.

Ready To Help You Recover The Benefits You Deserve

To schedule a free consultation with our experienced Suffolk County workers’ compensation lawyers, call 631-517-0941​ or send us an email today.