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Brooklyn Tunnel Workers Injury Lawyer

The tunnels beneath Brooklyn play a major role in New York City’s infrastructure. Subway tunnels, vehicle tunnels, and sewers are essential for any metropolitan area.

Although we may not see them daily, we would not have the city as we know it without the hardworking individuals who build and maintain Brooklyn’s tunnels. It is more dangerous than one may assume.

If you or a loved one has been injured while working in the tunnels beneath Brooklyn, you are likely entitled to compensation for your losses, like medical bills. Review your case with a tunnel workers injury attorney at Shulman & Hill to learn more. We can provide the aggressive representation you need to secure the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.

Common Types of Brooklyn Tunnel Workers Injuries

The types of injuries you may sustain in an accident while working in Brooklyn’s tunnels can vary depending on the nature of the accident itself. Examples include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Suffocation
  • Head trauma
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Shoulder, neck, back, and knee injuries
  • Burns

Accidents and injuries may occur even when safety precautions are followed.

Silicosis: A ‘Silent’ Brooklyn Tunnel Workers Injury

Working in Brooklyn’s tunnels may put you at a greater-than-average risk of being exposed to silica. Unfortunately, this can put your health in danger.

Inhaling excessive amounts of silica may cause you to develop silicosis. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, your chances of developing other illnesses, such as kidney disease and lung cancer, are greater than they would be otherwise.

This condition may develop over a long period of time, and symptoms may not be immediately apparent. If you have been diagnosed with silicosis, you likely qualify for compensation.

Symptoms of Silicosis: What Brooklyn Tunnel Workers Need to Know

If you have worked in Brooklyn’s tunnels during any time in your life, you should be familiar with the common symptoms of silicosis. When you first begin developing symptoms, you may experience a frequent cough, breathing difficulties, and/or signs of excessive phlegm. As the condition worsens, symptoms may include:

  • Worsening of existing breathing troubles
  • Weight loss with no other clear explanation
  • Fatigue
  • Sudden fever
  • Chest pain
  • Swelling legs
  • Shortness of breath

Seek medical attention right away if you notice any of these symptoms. Just with any illness, your treatment will likely be more effective if you start it sooner rather than later.

Brooklyn Tunnel Worker Injuries: Seeking Compensation

No matter what type of injury you have sustained as a result of working in Brooklyn’s tunnels, your condition will likely require some degree of medical care. Prolonged treatment can prevent you from returning to work temporarily or permanently, causing a decrease in your wages.

This may result in major financial struggles. Paying unexpected medical bills is already difficult, but it becomes even more challenging when you are unable to work and earn a paycheck.

You may pursue compensation for your losses by filing a workers’ compensation claim. To optimize your chances of recovering the full amount of compensation you potentially deserve, contact a skilled and experienced law firm in the Brooklyn area. We will walk you through each step of the claims process, providing you expert legal advice along the way.

How a Tunnel Workers Injury Law Firm in Brooklyn Helps

A Brooklyn tunnel workers injury lawyer may play many roles when helping you seek compensation for your losses. We can assist with:


Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be necessary to conduct an investigation into your accident to help establish why you are entitled to compensation.

If you developed silicosis, you might not have shown symptoms immediately after being exposed to excessive levels of silicon. It may be important to investigate the matter to show that your illness was a result of your work in Brooklyn’s tunnels.

If you sustained your injury at work, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer may try to deny it and claim that the injury was not a result of your work conditions. Our investigation can help yield evidence showing why your injury or illness qualifies for workers’ compensation benefits.

Evaluating Your Losses

Determining the types of compensation you may be entitled to when filing a claim requires accounting for all your compensable losses associated with the accident. This can be a complex process if you have never filed an injury claim before.

Along with accounting for all your past and current financial losses (including your medical expenses and a decrease in earning potential if you are unable to work), you may need to estimate what your future financial losses might be if you require ongoing treatment.

Without prior relevant experience, determining losses may be complicated. The experts at our Brooklyn law firm can review all your losses carefully to ensure you are properly compensated.

Negotiating With the Insurance Company

Your employer’s insurer may not be motivated to provide you with the full amount of compensation you are entitled to. An insurance company may strive to protect itself financially by denying or delaying your benefits. If you have representation from a workers’ compensation attorney, they can help you overcome these challenges.

Our Brooklyn lawyers can negotiate aggressively on your behalf, countering any tactics insurance companies may use to deny your right to compensation.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, our Brooklyn tunnel worker injury attorneys appreciate the critical work tunnel workers do. As New Yorkers ourselves, we believe it is essential that those who keep our city running are compensated fairly when they sustain injuries or develop illnesses resulting from the important work they do.

This dedication has fueled our work for years and is one of the many reasons we consistently manage to deliver successful outcomes for our clients. To learn more, call us today at (555) 555-5555 or schedule a free consultation online.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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