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New York Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides financial help for people who get injured at work. The income replacement and medical benefits you receive for workplace injuries are guaranteed by law and provided by your employer. Typically, it also protects employers from lawsuits, but there are circumstances when an injured employee may file a personal injury lawsuit against other responsible parties in addition to collecting workers’ compensation.

If you have been injured on the job, you have the right to seek help from a workers’ compensation attorney. They can assist you throughout the process, from filing a claim to handling any disputes that may arise. It may also be possible for you to file a lawsuit against a negligent third party. Call (555) 555-5555 to find out how a New York workers’ compensation lawyer from Shulman & Hill can help you.

How to Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits

While there are exceptions, most employers in New York are legally required to provide workers’ compensation coverage to their employees. However, the employees themselves must take certain steps before they can receive these benefits. The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) advises workers to:

  • Notify their employer of the accident within thirty days
  • File the appropriate forms with the WCB within two years
  • Check the WCB’s site for updates throughout the claims process

If you have doubts or questions about deadlines or your eligibility for benefits, or if you do not know if your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, we encourage you to contact us right away. The sooner we can evaluate your case, the more time we have to help you get the benefits you deserve.

Workers’ Compensation Disputes

Despite being a “no-fault” system, workers’ compensation disputes are not uncommon. Your employer may question whether or not your claimed injury is actually work-related, or deny that an injury occurred in the first place. Workers’ compensation insurance companies can also make mistakes and act in bad faith.

When disputes do arise, experienced legal assistance can be very helpful. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Shulman & Hill personal injury law firm in New York know every trick employers and insurance companies use to delay, deny, and underpay legitimate claims. Our workers’ compensation attorneys can help ensure that your rights are protected and you receive maximum compensation, no matter how complex your case is, by:

  • Representing you at meetings with your employer and/or the insurer
  • Determining the source of any dispute and, if possible, resolving the issue so the insurer approves your claim
  • Providing an accurate calculation of how much money you are entitled to recover, based on your injuries and how much work you expect to miss
  • Helping you collect evidence that supports your claim, such as medical records, previous complaints, and witness testimony

Fatal Work Accidents

Some workplace accidents are so severe that the victims cannot survive their injuries, even with appropriate medical intervention.

If your loved one sustained a fatal workplace injury before they could pursue benefits, family members can seek benefits instead. We can complete this process for you, lessening your burden and guiding you gently through the legal side of this difficult time.

Our New York Workers’ Comp Lawyers Can Work for You

New York workers' compensation lawyersEven the most straightforward-seeming workers’ compensation case can quickly turn contentious if the insurer and/or the employer refuses to accept responsibility for your injury. For this reason, we recommend hiring an attorney from Shulman & Hill as soon as you are out of immediate danger from your injuries.

Our lawyers can:

  • Help you fill out and submit forms on time
  • Help gather and compile all necessary evidence and documentation
  • Make sure you understand the process and your responsibilities as an applicant or appellant
  • Answer any questions you have, provide solid legal counsel, and keep you updated as your case moves through the process

If you are unable to work, however, you may wonder if you can afford legal representation. This is why we work on a contingency-fee-basis.

Our clients:

  • Never pay any attorneys’ fees or retainers upfront
  • Only pay attorneys’ fees after they receive compensation
  • Do not get a bill for attorneys’ fees at all if we cannot get them compensation

This contingency fee, as well as the free case review we offer to all potential clients, can make it easier for you to afford a workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm.

It is also worth noting that our team is very familiar with the ins and outs of workers’ comp cases. With our assistance, you may secure more compensation than you would have if you tried to face the insurance company alone.

What Workers’ Compensation Does (and Does Not) Cover

Per the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), workers’ compensation benefits may generally cover a worker’s:

Loss of Income

After missing work for seven days, you can begin to receive a percentage of your normal income. That percentage depends on how serious your injuries are. The more severe the injury, the more you get paid for lost wages, up to two-thirds of your usual salary.

Medical Costs

Your benefits could cover whatever medical treatments your doctor believes are necessary to help you improve as much as possible.

You would have to see a doctor approved by the insurer to be reimbursed for your medical costs. Also, if there is any disagreement over what constitutes “necessary” treatment, you may either have to forgo that treatment, pay for it yourself, or enter negotiations with the insurer. A lawyer from our firm would be happy to handle these negotiations on your behalf.

Survivor Benefits

If your loved one passed away from injuries sustained in a workplace accident, we offer our condolences for your loss. Workers’ compensation insurance may provide you with a weekly paycheck based on the last 52 weeks of your loved one’s average income, as well as money to cover funeral expenses.

Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Also Help Me File a Third-Party Lawsuit?

If you get compensation through workers’ compensation insurance, you may qualify to sue for damages as well.

For example, LL § 240 states that property owners and contractors are responsible for ensuring their workers have access to adequate equipment to protect against gravity-related harms. If they don’t:

  • They could be liable for any injuries you sustained.
  • You could sue the owner or contractor for compensation in addition to seeking workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.
  • Shulman & Hill can help you file for both workers’ compensation and a personal injury lawsuit from the same office.

Suing over a workplace accident could help you make up the difference between what you lost and what workers’ compensation covers. You could sue for:

  • Lost income not covered by workers’ comp benefits
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium with your spouse

Our firm can handle both your workers’ compensation and your personal injury case. No matter which type(s) of compensation you qualify for, our team can work to get you everything you deserve.

How to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

The requirements for filing a workers’ comp claim are fairly straightforward. You must:

  • Work for an employer who maintains workers’ compensation insurance
  • Suffer an injury while performing your job duties
  • Not have been engaging in deliberately dangerous or prohibited behavior

This means you could receive workers’ compensation benefits for any number of reasons, including:

Likewise, the types of on-the-job injuries that entitle a worker to compensation are many and varied. They include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • Loss of a sense, like vision or hearing
  • Loss of a limb or organ
  • Burns
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Back injuries, including spinal cord injuries

You could even qualify based on a work-related illness, though you may require even stronger evidence to prove a connection between the disease and your work. At Shulman & Hill, we’re not afraid of hard cases, so do not hesitate to contact us if you believe you have a case.

Let Our New York Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Handle Your Case

If you were injured on the job and need to discuss your legal options, you can receive a free consultation with Shulman & Hill. To connect with our team, call (555) 555-5555, or contact us online using our convenient form.

One of our New York workers’ compensation lawyers can help you pursue the money you deserve after a workplace accident. With offices in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Long Island, we’re proud to serve clients throughout New York City and New York State.


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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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