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Work Injury Lawyer in Long Island City

After a workplace injury, you may know you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, the time you had to take off from work, and your medical expenses. Pursuing that compensation, however, can drain you of energy that you simply do not have to spare right now.

Let our work injury lawyer in Long Island City do it all. Our team at Shulman & Hill can help you fight for compensation through a workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury lawsuit, or both. Call 866.528.3139 to find out more.

Our Lawyers Handle Even the Toughest Work Injury Cases in Long Island City

Part of what can make work injury cases so difficult is the fact that the worker may qualify to pursue compensation through a third-party lawsuit or a workers’ compensation claim. Some might qualify to file both.

How can you tell which type of compensation you should pursue? Shulman & Hill can figure that out by:

  • Learning about your case through a free case assessment
  • Collecting evidence to prove how the accident happened, who is responsible, and how much compensation you should ask for
  • Identifying all of the involved parties and speaking to them on your behalf, whether over the phone or in person
  • Talking to you about the differences in each type of case and helping you decide what the right choice is for you

Our firm has the tools and the experience to manage both types of cases. We would be glad to handle your case no matter which type of compensation you qualify for. This can:

  • Allow you to rely on our firm for everything rather than having to hire a second firm
  • Make for a less stressful experience, as you only have to deal with one legal team
  • Allow you to relax and focus on your recuperation, safe in the knowledge that we know how to deal with every challenge that comes our way

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Versus a Third-Party Injury Lawsuit

You can receive different types of compensation, depending on the details of your case.

Through a third-party lawsuit, you can ask for:

  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Past and future loss of income
  • Past and future medical expenses

Through a workers’ compensation claim, you could receive part of your usual wage, as well as any medical care you need to treat your injuries. Pain and suffering damages are not available through workers’ compensation, however.

How Much Compensation Can I Get?

The amount of compensation you get generally depends on how serious your injuries are. Your compensation may go up if:

  • Your injuries are permanent rather than temporary.
  • You need a lot of very expensive, time-consuming treatments.
  • You are eligible to get workers’ compensation benefits and file a third-party lawsuit.

Our lawyers help clients understand what they deserve to seek in their case, enabling them to ask for an amount that may cover all they have lost.

Can I Bring a Case After a Fatal Workplace Accident?

Yes, you can. In cases involving fatal workplace injuries, the worker’s surviving relatives also have legal options. They can:

  • File for workers’ compensation
  • File a lawsuit
  • Both

The biggest difference is in the type of compensation you can recover. Workers’ compensation benefits may pay out survivor benefits, while a third-party lawsuit may enable you to receive many additional types of damages.

Shulman & Hill is always honored to help clients who have lost a loved one in a preventable accident. Our compassionate team can stand with you through every step in your case.

What Counts as a Work Accident?

As long as your injury or illness occurred while you were doing your job, it could count as a work accident for purposes of receiving compensation. Common examples of on-the-job incidents that result in compensation include:

  • Chemical exposure that results in burns or a serious illness
  • Being hit by a vehicle while doing your job
  • Heat or cold exposure that results in burns, frostbite, or permanent loss of sensation or body parts
  • Falling from heights
  • Falling on a level surface (e.g., by tripping over unsecured equipment or slipping on a wet floor)
  • Being too close to a structure’s collapse
  • Being too close to a sudden fire or explosion

You could also potentially receive compensation for less extreme injuries, such as muscle strain related to maneuvering heavy objects. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding your accident. Our work injury lawyers in Long Island City can tell you if you have a case.

Steps to Take After a Work Injury

When you are injured on the job, it is vital that you receive prompt medical care. This can both improve your prognosis and create strong evidence connecting your injury to the work accident.

Once you are out of danger, you can go ahead and report your injury to your employer. In doing so, you:

You generally have limited time to report your injury and still be able to seek compensation, so it is imperative that you do this quickly.

It is also a good idea to contact one of our attorneys as soon as you are medically stable. The more time we have to consider your case, the easier it may be to protect your rights.

Start a Work Injury Case Now in Long Island City

The sooner you begin your case, the more time our work injury lawyers have to figure out the best course of action. Call Shulman & Hill at 866.528.3139 to contact our attorneys serving Long Island City. Members of our team are standing by now to speak with you.

We can handle work injury cases in Long Island City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.


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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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"The treatment received by Shulman & Hill was extremely excellent. They treated me like I was part of their family and that gave me a lot of confidence in them. I would recommend them one hundred percent because they are very trained in your area. I congratulate you and ask God to fill you with blessings. Gracias for your support."

Ramon E.

"I would like to thank The Shulman & Hill Law Firm in Brooklyn for their outstanding representation on my worker’s compensation case. The monetary reward exceeded our expectations and Alex worked closely with me to meet and exceed my goals."

John S.

"To anyone in need of a worker’s compensation lawyer, I highly recommend Alex Shulman and his team. They went above and beyond to best accommodate me during my time of injury. All my questions and concerns were answered in a timely manner and with the utmost professionalism. In addition and most importantly they fought to make sure I was correctly compensated for my injuries at time of settlement and didn’t rush to get paid. I will be recommending their firm to anyone and everyone in need of their services."

Chaim L.

"I am both satisfied and relieved with the results this extremely professional and reliable firm did. They lead me through the entire process, they never gave me any issues. They handled everything on their own, and always put a great deal of effort to ensure my comfort and best interest. They were always reachable and answered all my questions, and gave me information even when I didn’t know what the right question to ask was.  They turned a grave dilemma into something very manageable and repairable. They are efficient and do not linger with any paperwork, I was truly amazed at the results and the short time it took. I highly recommend them to anyone, and will seek their counsel in the future."

Akila B.

"I really appreciate the service I received with Shulman & Hill.  They walked me through the process and kept me informed every step of the way.  They would call and leave a message and when I called back, I was connected with a person who knew exactly what my call was about.  I was very satisfied with my settlements. Thank You!"

Aaron R.

"Alex Shulman did a wonderful job walking me through all the process of my case…making sure I understood all the legality and severity of all my hearing. I highly recommend their firm to handle any and all worker’s compensation cases. They strive for your wellbeing health-wise as well as aiming for the financial max."

Altagrace G.

"Schulman & Hill was my very first choice I chose for my WC case . I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend them to friends. They are very professional and kept me informed during every step of this process. Should I ever need a WC attorney again, God forbid, Shulman & Hill it is, hands down . Thank you ."

Cheryl M.

"I had a great experience with Shulman & Hill. They have a great team and were very understanding and helpful from day one. I felt like I was in good hands and the outcome on my case overreached my expectations! I highly recommend this firm. You can be rest assured that they will fight for you rights."

Anna G.

"My experience with the Shulman & Hill lawyers during this process time was excellent, they are competent and very professional lawyers, they worked quickly with my case and they kept me informed of the whole process all the time. Shulman & Hill’s fans recommend them with closed eyes, thank you very much Shulman & Hill."

Carolyn G.

"Shulman & Hill is the best firm out there. They help you understand....since walking into Shulman & Hill, they have guided me...to get a win. I am completely happy with my compensation. What brought me to Shulman & Hill was their expertise in workers compensation and personal injury cases. What I found value in was in their mission to provide compassionate service..."

Jason S.

"I went to the Internet to find a lawyer to assist me to navigate worker’s compensation process. Shulman & Hill was my first choice  and I have no regrets. I was impressed with the prompt response to my case. I must comment on the office environment and office staff being  friendly, professional and prompt. A big thanks to the lawyers that represented me at the hearings and Valeria who helped to lessen my anxiety are dealing with legal issues. I have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to anyone that requires legal services."

Ita L.

"The best law firm in NYC! They explain everything to you and they are very generous and helpful. The lawyers are excellent and very respectful as also is the receptionist. I highly recommend the Shulman & Hill law firm."

Davis C.

"Excellent lawyers. Excellent service. I will recommend them as my first choice. They helped me with my case since day one. They know exactly how to work on a case and win it. They worked fast and were always in communication with me.  I won my case with a very high amount. Thanks to all the staff, I wish them my best. They will always be in my heart."

Grace B.

"Had a very positive experience working with Shulman & Hill in the worker’s compensation case. Everyone is very professional and competent. Received the maximum possible settlement in court. I am sincerely grateful to my lawyers and personally Alex Shulman for the work done. I wish you further success and prosperity."

Dmitry M.

"I am so glad that I chose Alex Shulman to represent me in my worker’s compensation case. I have definitely recommended him to some of my coworkers and friends who needed an Attorney. I am so happy with the service I got from him and his paralegals. Thank you very much to the entire staff at Shulman & Hill for everything!"

Ilya K.

"Shulman & Hill have been tremendously helpful in resolving my case. They are extremely professional and thorough. I would recommend them to anyone working to resolve a difficult case."

James M.

"I was very pleased with the work of this firm. They made sure I understood my case and I was never left out of the loop. They were professional and very friendly. I would recommend them to anyone looking for someone who is going to fight for you to the very end."

Jennifer D.

"Do not waste time looking for better. There is no better than Shulman & Hill. I am very happy I got introduced to them by my good friends. Definitely THE BEST there is."

Arian K.

"Shulman and Hill are the absolute best: JJ, Alex and Christine are powerhouse attorneys who get the best results for their clients. I feel like these guys took care of me like family. When you’re dealing with a worker’s compensation case, you’ll want a pit bull to represent you: Shulman & Hill is the firm you need."

Chelsea W.

"Wonderful service quality by the group of professional advocates in the law firm of Shulman & Hill! I did not expect that I will find a proper solution regarding my worker’s compensation. However, it has been possible by the experts and they have made the task easier over the period. Thanks to them for their help."

Corey A.

"I would definitely like to thank Mr. Alex Shulman and his entire staff at Shulman and Hill for their exceptional work in helping me with my Worker’s Compensation case. Their entire staff was courteous and professional from start to finish and all work was done in a timely fashion. I was previously with a different law firm who were not as informative, and they made me feel like I was a mere money to them. I personally recommend the law offices of Shulman & Hill for any injury/ worker’s compensation case you may have. They strive to get you a maximum reward for your injury, while maintaining the utmost courtesy and professionalism."

Dain J.


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