Lost or Reduced Earnings

When a work injury takes away your ability to earn, you are entitled to claim cash benefits to replace some of what you have lost. There are a lot of things that can influence how much cash the insurance company will pay you. Each case is different and complicated. The most important thing to do is to call us right away so that our experienced attorneys and staff can immediately get to work on maximizing your benefit. Is the insurance company’s doctor trying to send you back to work too early? Is the insurance company trying to shift or avoid liability for your claim? Is it best to settle on a payment rate or percentage, or fight? way to ensure that you receive everything that you deserve is to get an experienced attorney to help you. Some information regarding lost or reduced earnings is provided below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff at (585) 232-3240 or Contact@Criscuololaw.com.

Lost or Reduced Earnings Related to Your Workplace Injury

Calculating your potential entitlement to lost or reduced earnings caused by your workplace injury can be complicated. New York’s workers’ compensation law provides for various methods of computing your pre-injury weekly wage when you became injured or sick in order to accurately reflect your pre-injury earning capacity. Securing the most favorable method of calculating your pre-injury EARNING CAPACITY is essential to winning and maximizing your benefits. Let us help you maximize your average weekly wage and your benefits.

Lost Wages Caused by Your Workplace Injury or Illness:

Under New York’s workers' compensation law, you are potentially entitled to a maximum of two-thirds of your pre-injury wages up to the maximum weekly benefit allowed by law as of your injury or illness date. Lost time awards are potentially payable only if you are out of work for more than seven days because of your injury or illness.

Reduced Earnings Caused by Your Workplace Injury of Illness:

New York’s workers’ compensation law allows you to claim up to two-thirds of the difference between your pre and post-injury wages if your wages were reduced because of your workplace injury or illness.

Let us help protect and maximize the benefits you are entitled to as an injured worker in New York State. Call us at (585) 232-3240 for a free consultation.