Long Island City Fatal Workplace Injury Lawyer

The loss of a loved one is one of the most challenging and devastating obstacles we face in our lives. The anguish can be magnified if your family member is killed suddenly in a workplace accident, the unexpected nature of which can be devastating for close-knit families.

There are cases when the victim was the primary wage earner of their household, leaving an entire family unable to pay bills, afford rent, and put food on the table. Fortunately, there are legal protections in place for surviving loved ones who face these difficult circumstances. In the aftermath of a loss, families may seek compensation for their losses.

If you have lost a family member to a workplace injury in Long Island City, contact Shulman & Hill today.

Long Island City Fatal Workplace Resources

Statistics from the Federal Bureau of Labor show that there are approximately 5,000 workplace accidents annually that result in death. While the fatalities are spread across many industries, the construction industry alone is responsible for nearly half of them. With construction being so prevalent in New York, residents should be aware of their legal options in the event of a workplace injury or fatality.

Common Causes of Fatal Accidents in Long Island City

Fatal accidents can occur in any job. Some of the workers who may be at an increased risk of a fatal accident include:

  • Construction workers
  • Delivery drivers
  • Roofers
  • Firefighters
  • Utility workers
  • Medical workers and hospital employees

Pursuing Damages after Losing a Loved One

The loss of a loved one due to a fatal accident not only takes a significant emotional toll on your wellbeing but also comes with many expenses. You may be entitled to compensation for these losses. There are substantial damages that the victim’s surviving family members may suffer as a result of dangerous jobs in Long Island City, some of which include funeral expenses and loss of wages.

When faced with these expenses, it can lead to a great deal of stress and anger. Our fatal workplace injury lawyers at Shulman & Hill can help walk you through the claims process while you grieve and recover from your loss.

Creating Safe Workplaces in Long Island City

Every employer, contractor, and property owner should promote safety best practices in their workplaces to keep workers safe from injury or death. This includes properly identifying relevant safety hazards in the area. Everything from wet paint on a floor to live electrical wires and dangerous machinery should be labeled and identified so workers know about it.

Workers should also be provided with any necessary safety equipment to complete their jobs, and they should be informed about any relevant safety protocols. When everyone follows safety measures, it can drastically reduce fatal workplace injury accidents.

Workers’ Compensation Laws

Most New York businesses are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in case an employee is injured or becomes ill due to their working conditions or responsibilities. It also provides compensation for surviving family members to help relieve the financial burden left after a loved one’s passing.

If your workers’ compensation claim is denied or lacks sufficient evidence, our Long Island City lawyers can help you navigate each step of submitting a claim. Our workers’ compensation attorneys can also help build a case in your favor and negotiate on your behalf to help you secure survivor benefits.

The Aftermath of a Long Island City Fatal Workplace Injury

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be extremely difficult, and to have it happen unexpectedly while they are working can be all the more tragic.

You may also find yourself sifting through a pile of medical bills after your loved one is gone. Even if medical treatment failed to keep them alive, these bills still need to be paid. Your family may also face funeral expenses for your loved one. Burial expenses, coffins, cremations, and even flower arrangements to honor your loved one can add to your financial stress.

In addition to filing for workers’ compensation benefits, if a third party contributed to your loved one’s illness or injury, like a property owner or contractor, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover additional compensation.

A qualified Long Island City attorney from Shulman & Hill can help you seek compensation to cover these expenses. They can also compile evidence and conduct an investigation if an insurer refuses to compensate you fairly.

How a Fatal Workplace Injury Attorney Can Help

If you are suffering the loss of a loved one due to a workplace accident, our team at Shulman & Hill can work with you to help your case.

Our team will walk you through the entire process, from the filling of the claim to providing fierce representation in court.

If you do not have legal representation, an insurer may try to convince you to settle for less than you may be entitled to. They may attempt to make you believe you deserve less compensation than you are asking for. A Long Island City fatal workplace injury lawyer can work directly with an insurer on your behalf, ensuring your rights to fair compensation are protected.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Our team of lawyers in Long Island City can help make sure that justice is served for the death of your loved one. Shulman & Hill will provide you with a skilled fatal workplace injury lawyer that can handle your claim and collect all evidence necessary to make it strong.

We work hard to help our clients cope in the aftermath of a death of a loved one, and we would be honored to help you as well. Contact Shulman & Hill today for a free legal consultation.

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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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