Long Island Work Injury Lawyer
If you were injured while at your Long Island job, you generally have a limited time to file for workers’ compensation, a personal injury lawsuit, or both. This money could help you afford medical care and financially make up for the suffering you have had to endure. A Long Island work injury lawyer from our team can represent you and navigate this process for you.
Our team can provide you with a personal injury lawyer in Long Island to explain more about your rights. Dial (555) 555-5555 to get a free case evaluation from Shulman & Hill today. The call comes with no obligation, and you can get the answers you need to move forward.
Shulman & Hill Provides a Major Advantage Over Many Workers’ Compensation Firms
All too often, injured or ill workers run into issues with both their workers’ compensation claim and their third-party personal injury case. When this occurs, they usually need two separate legal teams to handle their cases simultaneously. This puts the injured party in a position where they must go back and forth between the two firms, ensuring they share information and evidence.
If you choose Shulman & Hill for your work injury case, you have a significant advantage. We have both workers’ compensation and personal injury departments, so we handle both cases under a single roof, with attorneys and teams who collaborate for the benefit of our clients.
Hiring our attorneys to handle both of your cases means you can focus on treatment, rehabilitation, and healing. You do not have to worry about whether your attorneys are working together. You can trust that our team has your best interests in mind for both your workers’ compensation benefits and a personal injury payout.
Getting Workers’ Compensation for a Work Injury on Long Island
Workers’ compensation is designed to help injured workers get back on their feet if they are hurt while on the job. Most employees on Long Island qualify, and it covers almost any workplace injury or job-related illness. Examples of compensable injuries may include, but are not limited to:
- Bone fractures
- Head and brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Loss of an organ or limb
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Occupational diseases
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) allows qualifying workers to receive a percentage of their normal income while they are unable to work. Workers’ comp may also cover treatment for your work-related injury. Sometimes, additional benefits are available to help with rehabilitation, job re-training, or if the worker died from their injuries.
Our Attorneys Can Fight for Your Compensation
How can you get workers’ comp benefits and ensure that the amount you receive accurately reflects your needs? A Long Island workers’ compensation lawyer from Shulman & Hill can protect your rights—and your benefits—by:
- Investigating your accident and collecting evidence that strengthens your claim for benefits
- Calculating exactly how much money you deserve down to the last dollar
- Notifying all involved parties
- Filling out and submitting the appropriate forms and paperwork
Our workers’ compensation department represents those who live and work on Long Island and other nearby areas. We help our clients fight for the workers’ comp benefits they need and deserve after a work injury.
Can You File a Work Injury Lawsuit on Long Island?
Injured workers may have the right to file a third-party lawsuit in addition to seeking workers’ compensation. It is possible that you could pursue compensation through both channels. Shulman & Hill can let you know if this is an option for you and take appropriate action.
New York law does not allow workers to sue their employers for injuries under most circumstances. You also cannot sue a coworker for your work-related injuries. However, you could have a case if a third party’s carelessness caused your accident and injuries.
To learn more, our personal injury lawyer may review the following with you:
- Did someone (a contractor, business, or another party) behave carelessly or neglect their duty in some way?
- Did this party have a responsibility to be cautious to protect others from possible harm?
- Did this party’s carelessness cause the accident in which you were injured?
- Did the injury cause you significant physical, emotional, and financial harm?
These questions help our work injury lawyers understand your legal options. Our team can walk you through these aspects of your case, determine if your case qualifies for a lawsuit, and find evidence to show you deserve compensation.
Through a third-party lawsuit, you could seek damages for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, as well as the pain and losses you are likely to incur in the years ahead.
Dealing With Challenges in Your Work Injury Case
Whether you file a lawsuit, a claim for workers’ comp, or both, you may encounter resistance. The liable party and/or your employer might be reluctant to pay what you deserve. They may try various tactics to reduce what they must pay you. When this occurs, hiring a knowledgeable attorney could benefit you.
At Shulman & Hill, we take our responsibility to our clients seriously. If another party tries to reduce your compensation or violate your rights, tell us immediately. We can take action to ensure your rights are always protected.
We Make Paying for Representation Less Challenging
For many, paying for legal representation is in and of itself a challenge. Getting money through a claim or lawsuit may take a while, so what can you do to reduce expenses in the meantime?
Shulman & Hill can help you manage your legal costs in the following ways:
- We offer a free case review over the phone before you hire us. During this call, you can get all your questions answered at no obligation.
- We are honest and open about what types of expenses go into fighting a legal case, so you are never taken by surprise.
We always encourage clients to come to us with questions or concerns about legal costs. We may be able to work with them to make our services more accessible.
Who Is at Risk of a Work Injury?
Every industry has its own hazards and risks. Of course, some occupations are more dangerous than others. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the three New York private industries that saw the most injuries in 2021 were:
- Trade, transportation, and utilities
- Health services
BLS had 125,500 private industry work-related injury and illness reports statewide in 2021. Of these, 81,600 were serious or severe, requiring time away from work, work restrictions, or transfer to a different job.
You could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits and/or a settlement regardless of what you do for a living. Those in inherently risky trades such as construction or transportation might be more likely to suffer an injury, but accidents happen in all industries and jobs. Office workers trip and suffer injuries daily, too.
Work Accidents That May Qualify for Compensation
The definition of a compensable work injury is generally quite broad. As long as you can prove that your injury occurred when you were doing your work duties, you may qualify for compensation.
Below are a few examples of work injuries you could be reimbursed for, but again, this is not an exhaustive list:
- Falling down the stairs
- Falling off a ladder or scaffolding
- Tripping over objects left in a walkway
- Being involved in a work-related car accident
- Being crushed by heavy equipment
- Machinery-related accidents
- Welding accidents
- Working with hazardous materials or extreme temperatures
- Contracting an illness that you probably were not exposed to outside of work
- Getting caught in a collapse, explosion, or fire
To know if you may have a strong case to collect compensation, we encourage you to consult our office as soon as possible. We can assess your case facts to determine your options.
We also represent union members who need extra support for their cases. We very often work with:
- Construction workers
- Utility workers
- Tunnel workers
- Healthcare and hospital workers
- Workers from the manufacturing and industrial sectors
If you are the surviving family member of someone who lost their life as the result of a fatal workplace accident, we offer our condolences. While we know that money can never replace what you have lost, we also know that this type of event comes with many unexpected expenses. We invite you to contact us for help with the process of receiving the compensation you are entitled to.
Start By Contacting Our Long Island Work Injury Legal Team
Shulman & Hill can help you with your case no matter how tough it is or what type of compensation you qualify for. Call (555) 555-5555 now for a consultation about your work injury case at no cost to you. A lawyer in our Long Island office could fight hard for every penny you need and deserve.
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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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