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Work-Related Car Accident Lawyer on Long Island

When you have to be on the road for your job, you may never think about what might happen should the worst occur. However, if you were in a work-related crash, you could face serious injuries and major medical bills—not to mention, missed time at work. You have options to seek compensation and hold the liable party responsible.

Our work-related car accident lawyers on Long Island can help. At Shulman & Hill, our workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers can stand by your side and go after the best possible results. Let us handle the challenges of your case so you can focus on your recovery. Contact us today for a free case review at 516.613.3196.

An injury lawyer from Shulman & Hill knows how devastating car accident injuries can be, and we know what to do if you get injured as a worker. Our team can help you navigate your legal options and handle every aspect of your case. We can:

  • Investigate your accident, gathering evidence of what happened
  • Demonstrate the severity of your injuries and how they affected you
  • Determine if a third party could bear liability
  • Negotiate for a fair insurance settlement
  • Represent you at trial
  • Help you file for workers’ compensation benefits and review your paperwork
  • Assist you with appealing a workers’ compensation denial

Our work-related car accident attorneys understand legalese and how to get through bureaucratic red tape. We want to ensure that you not only get the financial results you need but that you also feel supported throughout the process.

Handling Any Possible Defenses or Challenges

Unfortunately, roadblocks can get in the way of your case. Even in the most straightforward situations, injury victims have to fight to get the results they need.

Our attorneys know how to handle it all for you. We can help you counter these common defenses or challenges to your case:

  • You were not injured on the job. For workers’ compensation cases, you need to demonstrate that your injury happened during your working hours. Your employer or their insurance company may dispute this.
  • You did not submit the necessary paperwork. Workers’ compensation claims involve specific forms and require certain supporting evidence.
  • You weren’t as injured as you claim. Whether in a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury case, the other side may say that your injuries were not serious or that you don’t require certain treatment.
  • You neglected your own care. The other party can say that you didn’t abide by your doctors’ orders or delayed getting necessary care. They can then challenge your grounds to get compensation or benefits.

We can use evidence and the facts of your case to show why you deserve compensation or benefits. Then, we argue for your best results.

The truck and car accident lawyers at Shulman & Hill understand the law on Long Island and in New York State. We know how to steer your case through the insurance claims process, the courts, and the workers’ compensation system—and we’re ready to fight for you. 

Here’s what you can expect if you choose Shulman & Hill:

  • We know how to get results. We’ve won more than $250 million for past injury victims—which is just one reason why we’re considered a premier personal injury law firm in New York and on Long Island.
  • We care. You’ll never feel like a number. We take a personalized approach to each case.
  • We don’t shy away. No matter your case’s complexity, we can get to work for you.
  • You pay nothing unless you win. Our lawyers don’t require upfront fees to get started on your case. If you don’t win your case, you owe nothing.

Any firm can say they have experience, but we have the numbers to back it up. We’ve won results not just for personal injury victims but also for drivers who got hurt on the job.

Consider a few of our settlements and verdicts for past victims:

  • $1.5 million for a bus driver who faced injuries to her back, shoulders, and neck in a rear-end accident
  • $1.1 million for an Uber driver who suffered injuries to his neck and shoulder after a crash with a commercial vehicle
  • $625,000 for a delivery driver who was hit by a commercial bus

Find more details about these and other winning cases on our verdicts and settlements page.

A work-related car accident case refers to any situation where you were in a car accident while performing your work duties.

Examples of situations where you could face a work-related car accident include when:

  • You make deliveries or otherwise drive for a living.
  • You use a vehicle for certain aspects of your job.
  • Your boss required you to run errands by car.
  • As a pedestrian or bicyclist, you were hit by a vehicle while performing work duties.

What you do next after a work-related injury depends on the details of your case.

The benefit of working with our attorneys is we can handle both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. We first review your case and map out a legal strategy. We can explain how you could:

  • Seek workers’ compensation benefits. If you’re an employee of a company, you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits that cover missed time at work, medical expenses, and more.
  • File a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim. Not all delivery drivers, rideshare drivers, or other workers who drive are considered employees. Such workers may not be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits. However, you could file a claim or lawsuit against the party who caused your accident. Depending on who caused the crash, you could hold their employer liable, such as in a commercial trucking accident.
  • Seek workers’ compensation AND file a lawsuit or injury claim. In certain situations, injured drivers could get workers’ compensation benefits and hold another third party responsible for their injuries. However, workers cannot sue their employers if they collect workers’ compensation benefits.

Because these cases can prove complex, you may want to work with one of our car accident attorneys on Long Island. We can explain your options and ensure you take the best possible path forward. 

The types of compensation you could recover depend on whether you claim workers’ compensation benefits or bring a personal injury case.

Damages in a Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit

Personal injury plaintiffs could recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills: For your medications, emergency room care, hospitalizations, diagnostic tests, surgeries, rehabilitation, physical therapy, medical devices, and any future medical care costs
  • Lost income: For income you couldn’t earn because of your injuries, including missed paychecks, missed gig work, and more
  • Reduced earning capacity: If you will not be expected to earn at your former levels and must take fewer hours over the long term or change careers
  • Pain and suffering: For your physical pain and emotional challenges

One of the advantages of filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit is that victims could recover additional damages not available in workers’ compensation cases, such as pain and suffering.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) details the benefits you could receive following a work-related accident:

  • Medical expenses: Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance can pay for most medically-necessary expenses, including optometry, surgery, assistive devices, drugs, and more.
  • Lost wages: You can get a portion of your lost earnings if you were out of work for more than seven days due to the injury, can work in a limited capacity with restrictions, or have to work fewer hours.
  • Survivor benefits: Surviving family members can get ⅔ of the decedent’s previous wages and up to $12,500 for funeral expenses. (WCB)

Calculating how much you should receive for lost wages and ensuring that workers’ compensation insurance covers your medical bills can be challenging. Our injury lawyers can determine what you should receive.

Car accidents often result from one or more parties’ negligence on the roads. Negligence means that a driver failed to show appropriate care to other drivers, and negligence could include anything from texting while driving to reckless driving to improper lane changes.

Among the most serious car accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that the leading causes of fatal crashes in 2020 included:

  • Impaired driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to wear a seat belt

Many types of injuries can result from car accidents, such as:

With car accident injuries, even milder or moderate forms of harm can prove expensive to treat and hard on a victim’s health. For instance, even something as seemingly mild as whiplash can affect a victim over the long term. Whiplash sufferers could face chronic neck pain, among other complications, according to Mayo Clinic.

Of course, catastrophic injuries are also common—and can come with staggering medical bills and disruptions to a person’s life. TBIs or spinal cord injuries may require surgeries, hospitalizations, specialized medical devices, and ongoing physical therapy or rehab. With an SCI, many victims will never regain their former physical function. An attorney can help you ensure these costs are covered.

Car Accident Statistics in New York, Long Island, and the U.S.

According to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), car accidents are a leading cause of injury-related fatalities in the state. On average, 91 New York residents pass away in car accidents, and 1,008 are hospitalized each month.

The NYSDOH reports the following car accident statistics for Long Island between 2012 to 2014:

  • Nassau County: 81 deaths, 1,337 hospitalizations, and 12,340 emergency room visits
  • Suffolk County: 129 deaths, 1,469 hospitalizations, and 17,590 emergency room visits

Across the U.S., car accidents continue to cause significant injuries and fatalities. In 2021, over 42,000 people passed away in car accidents, according to the NHTSA. The agency said that the New York state region saw an increase of 12% in fatal crashes since 2020.

If you suffer from a work-related car accident, our injury lawyers want to stand up for you. We can take on your case and fight for the compensation or benefits you deserve.

Shulman & Hill offers free consultations 24/7. If you have questions about your case, let us give you the answers you need to move forward. Contact us today at 516.613.3196 to learn more.

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