New York Car Accident Lawyers Explain Form OC-110A: Workers’ Compensation Authorization Form

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Work injury claim form The Workers’ Compensation Authorization Form (Form OC-110A) grants a specific individual or entity permission to access the Workers’ Compensation records of an injured individual. The form is in accordance with section 110-a of the Workers’ Compensation Law, which states that the personal records of an individual cannot be released without the express consent of that individual. Without this form, it is illegal to release anyone’s personal Workers’ Compensation records, except in certain circumstances such as a court order.

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What Is A Workers’ Compensation Authorization Form?

Workers’ Compensation is an insurance program under the United States’ Department of Labor. The purpose of the program is to cover costs in the event of a workplace-related injury. These can be costs associated with medical treatment, including the treatment itself or the rehabilitation following an injury. The program also provides monetary compensation for any wages lost on account of an accident, and, in the event that an accident forces an individual to take a lower-paying job, it can sometimes be used to make up the difference of that lower salary. To date, in New York State alone, there have been over 14,000 Workers’ Compensation claims filed and $500,000,000 paid out in worker compensation and medical bills.

The circumstances that require an individual to submit a Workers’ Compensation Authorization Form are often a result of a personal injury accident. The uncertainty regarding what steps to take and how to begin the process of filing a personal injury claim can be frustrating, but there is help available. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is recognized as a New York Super Lawyer and is adept at tackling personal injury cases on behalf of his clients. If you, or a loved one, are seeking top rated legal representation for a personal injury accident in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, or other parts of New York State, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. now at 716-839-3939 or contact us online for your free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Person with broken hand typing The Workers’ Compensation Authorization Form is not an uncommon form, but even so, it is very common to have questions regarding the circumstances in which this form is necessary. The following are a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Workers’ Compensation Authorization Form:

  1. What will I need to fill out the Workers’ Compensation Authorization Form? You will need your Social Security Number, or Tax Identification Number, the case number or date of the accident, and the name and address of the individual or entity you want the information released to.
  2. In what circumstances would I need a Workers’ Compensation Authorization Form? There are certain legal circumstances that require the release of information from an individual’s Workers’ Compensation file. When you file a personal injury claim, for example, the defense will try to disprove your injury claim by asserting that you are not really injured. The defense attorney can access your Workers’ Compensation records and use them to claim that you were already injured before the accident in question. This is why it is essential that you are always honest with your personal injury lawyer. In ensuring that your attorney has knowledge of and access to documentation of your past injuries or accidents, you are doing your part to help strengthen your case. If your personal injury attorney has this knowledge from the outset, they can modify your case to include your past medical history while focusing on your current injuries. If you fail to provide your attorney with this important history, the defense attorney could attempt to use it against you, and it could be harmful to your case and severely hinder your chance of getting compensation for your injuries. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as a personal injury plaintiff, visit our webpage.
  3. Are there any exceptions regarding who this information can be released to? Yes, information on an individual’s Workers’ Compensation records cannot be released to prospective employers in order to determine an individual’s capacity to work.
  4. Where can I access a sample Workers’ Compensation Authorization Form? You can view a sample form by clicking this link.
  5. Can someone help me to understand the Workers’ Compensation Authorization Form? Yes! The top rated personal injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are more than capable of answering any questions you might have about this form and your personal injury claim.



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