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:
- Construction accidents
- Crane accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falls from heights
- Being hit by a falling object
- Welding accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Industrial and manufacturing accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Building collapses
- Electrocution accidents
- Work-related car accidents
- Repetitive stress injury
While we see many clients from the construction industry, we have also successfully represented:
- Healthcare and hospital workers
- Tunnel workers
- Utility company workers
- Those in many other various industries and jobs
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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