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New York City Work-Related Car Accident Lawyer

Jobs will often require you to travel. Whether you are running a few quick errands or going on a business trip, motor vehicle accidents that happen while working fall under the workers’ compensation laws. In some circumstances, you may even be able to sue other drivers involved in the accident as needed.

If you were to get into a car accident while on the job, you may have a right to pursue compensation for any medical bills, lost wages, or other damages that come as a result. For help navigating the claims process, you can hire a work-related car accident lawyer from Shulman & Hill.

Work-Related Car Accidents in New York On the Rise

Although employers are responsible for encouraging road safety, motor vehicle accidents are the largest cause of U.S. employee deaths. In fact, there have been 29,000 fatal work-related accidents between 2003 and 2018 alone. As the number of vehicles on the road continues to climb, these numbers will likely follow suit.

The groups that are most likely to be involved in an accident are truck drivers, first responders, rideshare drivers working for Uber or Lyft, and oil and gas extraction employees. However, you can get into an accident regardless of the field you work in.

If you find yourself in a work-related car accident, you should hire a car accident lawyer who understands your rights and can represent you well. Our work-related car accident lawyers at Shulman & Hill are very experienced in dealing with workers’ compensation claims of this variety.

New York Work-Related Accidents: How to Tell if You are Covered

Were you on the clock? If so, then you are likely covered in the event of a work-related car crash. It is important to note that you can be covered by workers’ compensation if you were:

  • Driving for work
  • Taking an employee to another job site
  • Running work errands
  • Making deliveries
  • Driving a company vehicle

However, you may not be covered if:

  • You were on a break
  • Injured on your commute (unless you are paid to commute)
  • You were intoxicated, reckless, or otherwise caused the accident
  • You were breaking the law or company policy

Every work-related car accident is different, so we always take the time to consider your unique situation. If you hire the attorneys at Shulman & Hill, we can treat your case with care and investigate it thoroughly.

Work-Related Car Accidents in New York: What is Covered?

Workers’ compensation can often cover more than one might expect. These benefits can go towards:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Prescriptions

Keep in mind that a work-related car accident lawyer can negotiate with your employer’s insurance. Sadly, some insurance companies may attempt to offer subpar settlements in an effort to protect their bottom line.

Insurance companies that operate this way can often take advantage of victims who represent themselves. By working with a New York City work-related car accident attorney from Shulman & Hill, you can gain an ally who is experienced in dealing with insurance companies, adjusters, and the lawyers they employ.

Work-Related Car Accidents: When You Can File a Lawsuit in New York

In most cases, you can file a lawsuit when another driver’s negligence caused the accident. This process would usually come in the form of a civil claim that is separate from your workers’ compensation. In a civil suit, you can sue the driver for additional damages. Those damages include your medical bills, car repair costs, compensation for pain and suffering, and lost wages if you are unable to return to work. However, you may need knowledgeable, work-related car accident attorneys backing you up if you plan to go through with this process.

New York Workers’ Compensation and Lawsuits in Car-Related Accidents

It is worth noting that you do not have to choose between workers’ compensation and filing a lawsuit. You can get workers’ compensation and also sue the party responsible for your injury as long as they are not your employer.

Who May Be at Fault in a New York Work-Related Car Accident

For any work-related driving accident, it can be hard to determine who is at fault. Often, it will be your word against your employer or a third party. It can become difficult to untangle the truth if an employer or their insurance company tries to cover it up. Although most employers will not stoop to this level, it is important to always file a written accident report with your employer. This report can be used to create a paper trail that could be the difference between winning or losing your case.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

There are many reasons to choose our team to represent you. First of all, we have many years of experience. We have successfully navigated work-related accidents in the past and have the knowledge and expertise to increase your chances of receiving compensation. In fact, we have a tremendous track record of success in these cases.

Despite our success, we understand the intricacies of each new case. While some law firms may opt to make promises they cannot keep, Shulman & Hill refrains from operating this way. We can review your case for free. If we believe it is worth pursuing, we will not charge you unless we win.

Overall, we want to assist you in every way that we can. Whether you need help filing a claim or need an attorney to go to bat for you in the courtroom, reach out to us for a free case consultation or give us a call at 212.221.1000.

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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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"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."

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"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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