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Long Island Fatal Workplace Injury Lawyer

Losing a loved one unexpectedly to a workplace injury is devastating. You may not know where to turn or how to move on from this tragedy—not to mention cover the costs related to their untimely death. However, you may have options for compensation that can help you—financially and emotionally—through this difficult time. Depending on the facts of the case, you could seek damages via a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party lawsuit.

Knowing what to do next in your case can prove confusing, but it doesn’t have to be, especially with our fatal workplace injury attorney in Long Island on your side. While you grieve the loss of your loved one, Shulman & Hill can review your case, go over your options for compensation, and fight for that compensation. Get in touch with us today at 516.613.3196 to find out more in a free consultation.

How a Long Island Fatal Workplace Injury Attorney From Our Firm Can Help You

Shulman & Hill has secured over $250 million in settlements and verdicts, which is one reason why we are a premier personal injury law firm in New York. Your case matters, and we intend to take care of all aspects of it, no matter how difficult it seems.

When you hire our Long Island workplace injury lawyers, we can:

  • Explain applicable laws
  • Review evidence that points to the cause of your loved one’s fatal workplace accident and how it affected you and your family
  • Handle related communication
  • File your lawsuit
  • Help you submit a workers’ comp claim
  • Represent you during legal proceedings
  • Settle your case in negotiations or take your case to trial

Reading this list of services may make you wonder whether you can afford a wrongful death attorney on our team. However, at Shulman & Hill, we take fatal workplace injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t ask for any upfront or out-of-pocket costs because our fees come out of the settlement or court award we obtain for you at the end of your case.

Workplace Injury Case Results Our Firm Has Achieved

There’s no set outcome for workplace injury cases, but we have secured such results as:

  • $2 million for a construction worker who suffered severe injuries after falling from a defective ladder
  • $1.6 million for a bus driver who was injured after he slipped and fell on ice in the bus parking lot
  • $1.1 million for an Uber driver who suffered a neck and left shoulder injury after getting rear-ended by a commercial vehicle

Our Long Island, NY fatal workplace injury lawyer can go after the compensation you need after losing a family member to a workplace injury. We will review the unique facts of your case and then discuss what forms of compensation could be available to you.

Going After Compensation or Benefits After a Fatal Workplace Injury in Long Island

The damages you can seek depend on the type of case you’re filing.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If your loved one’s workplace injury occurred because of the employer’s negligence, you and your family could receive survivor benefits. According to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), it may cover:

  • Two-thirds of the decedent’s average income prior to the fatal accident
  • Funeral or memorial expenses up to $12,500

A surviving spouse or child must file a death claim to recover these benefits.

Compensation via a Third-Party Lawsuit

You generally cannot sue your late loved one’s employer for wrongful death. However, if a third party—like a contractor or a private citizen—caused their death, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against them and seek compensation for:

  • Medical bills related to the injury that caused your loved one’s passing
  • Conscious pain and suffering
  • Lost financial support or inheritance
  • Loss of parental care and guidance

A personal representative of the decedent’s estate usually files a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the surviving family members. In most cases, they generally have two years to file, per EPT § 5-4.1. Waiting beyond this time frame could prompt a court to refuse to hear the case.

Common Defenses in a Long Island Workplace Injury Case

Even when the evidence shows that the injury your loved one sustained caused their death, the insurance company may resist paying out your fair due. They could claim that:

  • Your loved one didn’t seek medical attention quickly enough.
  • Your loved one’s pre-existing condition or something else caused their fatal injury.
  • They acted carelessly, so they caused the fatal accident.

We understand that these claims may be upsetting to you. However, we can use evidence to counter their claims and prove the other party’s negligence. This documentation could include witness statements, the incident or accident report, available video footage, photos, and related medical records.

What Constitutes a Fatal Workplace Injury in New York?

A fatal workplace injury occurs when an employee suffers a fatal injury while they’re on the clock during working hours. Examples include:

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 5,333 employees lost their lives to workplace injuries in 2019. Some of the most common causes involved:

  • Scaffolding
  • Falls from high elevation
  • Lack of eye and facial protection
  • Lack of respiratory protection
  • Lack of hazard communication
  • Lack of control of toxic chemical
  • Powered industrial trucks

New York workers, especially those in construction, face similar hazards. In New York City, 13 construction workers in private injury lost their lives in work-related accidents, according to 2020 data. (United States Bureau of Labor Statistics) Long Island construction workers may face many of the same hazards.

Our firm can help you if your loved one passed away due to a car, bicycle, truck, construction, slip-and-fall accident, or another premises liability incident.

Common Fatal Workplace Injuries

Sadly, many workplace injuries can take victims’ lives. These catastrophic injuries may include:

If your loved one suffered an injury that we haven’t mentioned here, we still want to hear from you and see how we can serve you and your family.

Partner With Our Fatal Workplace Injury Lawyer on Long Island Today

After you lose your loved one, focus on spending time with your family and mourning your loved one—not managing a legal case. That’s our job here at Shulman & Hill. Our fatal workplace injury attorneys on Long Island are ready to pursue the compensation you’re entitled to receive after going through this tragedy.

Call us at 516.613.3196 for a free consultation.

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

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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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