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Manhattan Work Injury Lawyer

Did you sustain a serious injury while on the job? Our work injury lawyers in Manhattan are eager to help you and want to see you recover fair compensation for your workplace injury. If you were hurt at work or because of your job, you may have legal options. Let us review them with you today.

Depending on the circumstances of your injury, our Manhattan work injury lawyer can pursue compensation by filing a third-party lawsuit against the at-fault party, filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, or both. Our team handles both of these types of cases. This is a major advantage for our clients, as you won’t need to use separate law firms for your case. You never have to worry if your lawyers are communicating and sharing the necessary information about your case.

Call 866.311.5673 today for a free consultation from Shulman & Hill.

Benefits of Hiring a Work Injury Lawyer From Shulman & Hill in Manhattan

It can take a lot of effort to get appropriate compensation after a workplace accident. You may not want to expend so much time and energy, especially if you don’t have legal experience and are struggling to recover from your injuries. You need to focus on healing and rehabilitation, not fighting for benefits or payouts.

By hiring a personal injury lawyer from Shulman & Hill to manage your case, you can:

  • Give yourself more time to recuperate from your injury by letting us handle all the legal aspects of your case
  • Put your case in the hands of a dedicated team that knows how to deal with cases just like yours
  • Allow legal professionals to assess your case and make sure you ask for the right amount of compensation from the right parties
  • Always have access to someone who can answer your questions, provide you with case updates, and change strategy, if necessary
  • Feel confident that you are seeking the compensation you deserve based on the facts of your case

Our clients can tell how much we care and how much effort we put into each case. Every case is personal to the attorney from our team who handles it. Ita L., a former workers’ compensation client, stated, “Shulman & Hill was my first choice, and I have no regrets. I was impressed with the prompt response to my case.”

When you have been injured at work, the last thing you need to worry about is a complex insurance claim, navigating the legal system, or dealing with a lawyer who does not respond to your calls. Our team gets to know each client, cares about the outcome of your case, and can make sure it is handled with professionalism and courtesy.

Why You Should Choose Shulman & Hill as Your Manhattan Work Injury Attorneys

Often, injured workers may struggle to get their workers’ compensation benefits approved quickly after an injury, leaving them to wonder how they will pay for their necessary medical care and cover their regular bills while they are out of work. At the same time, they wonder if they can do anything to get justice in their case and hold the careless or reckless party legally responsible.

Shulman & Hill’s work injury lawyers can help with these concerns. When a client calls our team, we assess their options based on the case facts and may be able to explain to them that we can handle both of their cases and seek compensation from two sources. We have departments to handle both workers’ compensation claims and personal injury cases. While these departments are separate, they collaborate on work injury cases.

When injured workers have a workers’ compensation case, they usually need to hire a firm that handles these cases specifically. They want a lawyer that knows how to deal with the insurance company and their employer, getting them approved for benefits. This firm often does not handle third-party personal injury cases, though. So, they also need to hire a personal injury lawyer. Concerns that arise may include:

  • The lawyers do not communicate with one another about their cases
  • They will not share evidence that supports both cases 
  • The client may act as a go-between for the firms
  • The client may pay for some services twice

When you choose Shulman & Hill to represent you, none of these are a concern. You only have one firm to deal with. We can handle both cases under a single roof while you focus on treatment and healing. 

Getting Work Injury Compensation in Manhattan

New York does not allow you to sue your employer based on a workplace injury or work-related illness. This means workers who suffer an on-the-job injury generally have two options for pursuing compensation: a workers’ compensation benefits claim and a third-party injury lawsuit.

These options are not mutually exclusive. You could file both types of cases and get compensation from two separate sources if the circumstances of your case allow it. The recoverable damages are different, and these cases work in very different ways. For example:

  • A workers’ compensation claim is a no-fault claim based on the insurance provided by your employer 
  • A third-party case is a fault-based liability claim or personal injury lawsuit against the party who caused the incident and injuries

Shulman & Hill would be happy to manage your entire case—including your workers’ compensation claim and a third-party lawsuit—all from the same office, no matter how long it takes or how difficult it gets. This is a significant advantage over many firms that do not handle both claim types and force you to hire two separate firms that may or may not work together on your behalf.

To find out your options following a job site injury, let our team review your case with you for free today. We can assess your workers’ compensation claim if you are having difficulty getting approved for benefits. We may also discuss your options for a case against the careless or reckless party who caused the accident and injuries, assuming they are not your employer or a coworker. 

Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you want to protect your right to workers’ compensation benefits, you should act promptly following a workplace injury. This could mean:

  • Contacting Shulman & Hill for advice on how to handle your case
  • Notifying your employer about the injury as soon as possible
  • Making sure your claim is properly filed with all relevant parties within the deadlines they set
  • Seeing a Workers’ Compensation Board-approved doctor or going to a clinic or hospital included in your employer’s Preferred Provider Plan network 
  • Providing your employer’s insurer with evidence to prove you qualify for benefits

If your employer’s insurer accepts your claim, they will pay a portion of your usual wages for as long as you cannot work. They will also pay for your necessary medical care. We can help you fight for exactly how much you should receive based on your usual income before the injury occurred.

If your case runs into complications, you can rely on a Shulman & Hill workers’ compensation lawyer to provide advice and strong representation. We have the necessary knowledge and experience to help clients fight for the benefits they deserve based on the facts of their workplace accidents and injuries. We never back away from a challenge, often handling the most difficult and complex cases.

Seeking Compensation Through a Third-Party Lawsuit

Under some circumstances, an injured worker might also have the option of holding a careless or reckless party legally responsible for their injuries through a personal injury case. Filing a personal injury lawsuit might be the right option for you if a contractor or a company:

  • Caused your injury through reckless or negligent behavior
  • Had a duty of care toward you and a responsibility to keep you safe

If you qualify to file a lawsuit, a Shulman & Hill personal injury lawyer in Manhattan can help you collect evidence from your medical records, your employer’s records, witness statements, video footage, and any other available sources. We can then contact the at-fault party and ask them to pay for your:

  • Pain and suffering, including both physical and psychological symptoms that you suffered or will continue to suffer due to your injury
  • Loss of income, including money you already lost as well as any money you expect to lose if you are unable to return to work at your full capacity
  • Medical expenses, including any and all necessary treatments you undergo, both now and in the future

Just like with workers’ compensation claims, our work injury lawyers can fight hard to ensure you seek fair compensation through your personal injury lawsuit. The entire team in our Manhattan office can also communicate and negotiate with insurance companies, lawyers, and other parties on your behalf.

Types of Manhattan Work Injury Cases We Handle

At Shulman & Hill, we specialize in representing injured workers. We understand the most common causes of workplace injuries, especially in the construction industry, where the risk is high for accidents as well as catastrophic and fatal injuries.

We often represent clients who are in a union and have experience with a wide variety of work injury cases, including:

While we see many clients from the construction industry, we have also successfully represented:

Our experience with a wide range of work injury cases ensures our lawyers are familiar with the unique aspects of these cases in your industry. For example, the construction industry has specific laws that regulate who is legally responsible for ladders and scaffolding. We must consult these laws when considering how to approach a case based on a Manhattan construction worker’s fall.

If you were hurt or became sick because of your job, required medical care, and missed work, our attorneys are here for you. We can assess your options for workers’ compensation and a personal injury lawsuit based on the circumstances. 

Compensation for Fatal Work Injuries in Manhattan

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that fatal occupational injuries happen regularly in New York City. The private construction industry generally has the most fatal injuries, both in NYC and nationwide.

If your loved one passed away due to a preventable work injury, your family has rights. Like workplace injury cases, you could recover money through a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party wrongful death lawsuit.

If you lost a loved one in a work-related accident, generally, you must file a lawsuit for compensation within two years, as EPTL § 5-4.1 explains. Through a wrongful death lawsuit, you could seek damages for:

  • Your loved one’s conscious pain and suffering
  • Any medical expenses your loved one incurred prior to passing
  • The loss of your loved one’s income, especially if the decedent had minor children or a spouse who relied on their income

You may also qualify for survivor benefits through a workers’ compensation claim.

Shulman & Hill’s compassionate team can manage your loved one’s fatal workplace injury case and fight for the justice your family deserves. We handle all the legalities, so you have time to grieve. 

We Offer Free Case Reviews for Work Injury Clients in Manhattan

Shulman & Hill has recovered over $300 million for our work injury and other personal injury clients, and we will use our experience to seek fair case results for you. We provide free initial case consultations for those injured at work, those struggling with workers’ compensation claims, and the families of those who suffered fatal injuries on the job.

If you are looking for a Manhattan lawyer to help you with your case, call 866.311.5673 today. Members of our team are standing by to provide you with a free case review.


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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


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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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