Attorney Edward J. Seplavy
I am a New York State attorney who specializes in Workers' Compensation law. The discipline, dedication and attention to detail learned as a United States Marine is applied throughout my practice.
We will aggressively prosecute your case and will not let the insurance company intimidate you or push you around. If the insurance company wants to fight, we will fight! My charge is to get you everything you are entitled to under the law.
I have helped thousands of injured workers. If you or your family needs my help, I am just a phone call away. Please do not hesitate to call.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What is my employer responsible for?
- Your employer is responsible for paying your medical expenses related to the injury.
- Your employer must pay the required portion of your salary as defined by state law
- I have a Lawyer now, can I transfer my case to you?
- Yes, After meeting with me and agreeing to hire me to represent you, you should contact your current attorney and have your files transferred to my office.
- Can I return to work, and if so, how does that effect my workers' compensation benefits?
- If you are able to work, with limited restrictions, you will still receive medical treatment for the work related injury. The amount of Workers' Compensation you receive will depend on the amount of time you are able to work.
- If I return to work will they still cover medical bills for my work related injury?
- Yes, if you are receiving medical care for the injury that was a result of a work related injury, then those expenses will be covered.
- Do I have to tell my employer or the insurance carrier if I start working?
- Yes, returning to work and failing to inform, your insurance, your employer, and the Workers' Compensation Board may result in discontinuance of benfits, and may be considered fraud.
- Can I volunteer someplace while I am out of work?
- Unfortunately, If you are not able to work, you are not able to volunteer.
- What happens if I can only work a few days instead of a full week because of my injury? Will I get paid for days I miss?
- Your Workers' Compensation benefits will be based on the amount of work you are able to do, the amount of time you are able to work, and the work you can do now compared to the work you did previously.
- Can I get fired if I file a workers' Compensation claim?
- You can not be fired solely for firing a Workers' Compensation claim.
- When I am ready to work can I be refused employment because of my disability?
- Employers should not discrimate against anyone because of an injuries received, whether or not it was at work.