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Manhattan Fatal Workplace Injury Lawyer

Losing a loved one is one of the worst experiences you will ever face. When a preventable accident at work causes their death, it can feel even more tragic. Every worker should have the proper tools, training, and environment to do their job safely.

When heartbreaking accidents happen on the job, they should be thoroughly investigated for any potential negligence. If your spouse or loved one lost their life in a workplace injury, you should consult an experienced Manhattan fatal workplace injury lawyer like those at Shulman & Hill.

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NYC Fatal Workplace Injuries Statistics

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 73 fatal work injuries reported in New York City in 2018 alone. While this number is down from 88 fatalities in 2017, if you are one of the victims’ family members you would likely agree that one death is too many.

Here are the most common types of fatal workplace injuries that occurred in 2018 in Manhattan:

The highest number of fatal workplace injuries occurred in the private construction industry. Occupations involving transportation, delivery, and protective services also reported a high number of worker fatalities.

Can a Family Pursue Compensation After a Fatal Workplace Injury?

If you lost a loved one due to a workplace accident, it is understandable to not know what the next step should be. Many people do not realize that workers’ compensation provides something called death benefits for eligible beneficiaries. These can be awarded if the decedent passed away from a workplace-related injury or illness.

Regardless of whether or not negligence may have been involved, the majority of families will be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits. When pursuing workers’ compensation, there is no need to prove that the death was due to the negligence of anyone else. The only thing that must be proven is whether the death was caused by a fatal accident that happened on the job or due to a work-related illness.

Sometimes a work-related illness, like a cancer diagnosis, can take months or years to appear. However, if you can show that their illness was caused by their working conditions—they were exposed to harmful chemicals, for example—you can apply for workers’ compensation benefits.

If the employer or the insurance company attempts to dispute whether the death was work-related, a fatal workplace injury lawyer can help defend your claim and gather evidence showing why you are entitled to survivor benefits. This can particularly be helpful when pursuing benefits after a work-related illness.

Can I Sue For Wrongful Death in Manhattan?

Workers’ compensation insurance protects employers from being sued by employees for injuries or deaths that happen on the job. However, if an injury or death is caused by a third party’s negligence, including a property owner or contractor, a loved one could potentially file a wrongful death lawsuit to hold them financially responsible for their losses. Examples of a third party’s negligence include failure to provide adequate safety gear, failure to maintain safe premises, or failure to properly maintain equipment.

In order to file a lawsuit, you will need to prove that the decedent died as a result of another party’s negligence. A personal injury attorney can help you gather evidence that shows this was the case. They will review surveillance camera footage, interview witnesses, talk to experts, and more in order to support your claim.

Why Choose a Manhattan Workplace Injury Lawyer?

A death in your family can leave a tremendous financial burden on the surviving family members. Fortunately, the law recognizes and allows families to seek financial assistance in the aftermath of a fatal workplace accident.

Workers’ compensation death benefits exist to ease the financial impact of a sudden, unexpected death by helping to pay for outstanding medical costs, funeral costs, and other expenses. A wrongful death lawsuit can help recover additional compensation for non-economic losses, including the value of parental nurturing to surviving children and the pain and suffering endured by the deceased before they passed.

At Shulman & Hill, we know how immense your suffering must be when you lose someone close to you. Families do not need undue financial hardship when they are coping with emotional pain and trauma after a tragic death. Our legal team is very familiar with all of the expenses and financial loose ends that exist after a loved one passes. When you choose our Manhattan law firm, our team of attorneys can work tirelessly to ensure that your family is taken care of financially.

Why Hire Shulman & Hill?

Our compassionate lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies and explore every legal avenue possible to help your family in their time of need. We can take care of the complex claims and litigation process so that your family can begin to heal. We do not believe your financial situation should prevent you from seeking justice which is why we work on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that you only pay for our services if you win your case.

If someone you love has passed away from a workplace injury or illness, do not hesitate to call the lawyers at Shulman & Hill at (555) 555-5555. You can also schedule a free legal consultation online.


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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


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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