Long Island City Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Going to work should never be something that directly threatens your health. There are many safety regulations and laws in place to protect the rights of Long Island City workers. Still, many employees get injured on the job every day.

If you have a work-related illness or injury, contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at Shulman & Hill for a free legal consultation. We have the necessary skills and expertise to protect your rights to compensation in the event of a workplace injury.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Most New York businesses are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is designed to cover medical treatment and lost wages that are the result of a workplace injury that occurs while an individual is performing their job.

In the event that a worker is injured or becomes ill because of the conditions and responsibilities of their workplace, the worker files a claim against the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. The injured or sick worker files this claim for compensation for their medical expenses and time off from work while they are recovering.

Potential Workers’ Compensation Conflicts

Not all workers’ compensation claims are immediately approved. An employer’s insurer may dispute whether or not an injury occurred during the course of employment, or if the injury exists at all. Situations like these are why it can be helpful to work with a Long Island City attorney to help file your workers’ compensation claim. A claim could be disputed or denied if:

  • The paperwork is not filled out correctly or is missing information
  • Your employer denies that the accident happened at work and no witnesses can support your account of the event
  • There is not sufficient proof that your injury was a result of the work accident
  • You did not seek medical attention soon enough after the injury

Due to the sometimes complex nature of pursuing Long Island City workers’ compensation, you should consult the attorneys at Shulman & Hill to help you navigate the process of filing a claim.

Workers’ Compensation for Long-Term Illnesses

New York workers’ compensation also covers long-term medical issues. The state of New York recognizes that many health problems can be caused by repeated exposure to harmful elements in the workplace. Long-term health issues such as hearing loss, cancer, or lung disease are covered under New York workers’ compensation.

If you are suffering from a longer-term health problem that arose because of your work conditions, you may be required to stop working altogether to undergo treatment, depriving you of a necessary paycheck while you face expensive medical care.

In cases like these, it is best to have a Long Island City workers’ compensation attorney on your side to help you pursue benefits. Since health conditions may not be noticeable until months or years after you were first exposed to the hazardous working conditions that caused your illness or hearing damage, it can be more difficult to show that you qualify for workers’ compensation. A reputable workers’ compensation law firm like Shulman & Hill can help you investigate your previous work history to show how your illness or health condition was caused by your work responsibilities.

What to Do if You Are Injured at Work

To successfully pursue a workers’ compensation claim, there are a few steps you should follow after being injured or receiving a work-related medical diagnosis:

  • Seek immediate medical attention, even if you do not think you are seriously injured
  • Alert your supervisor to your injury as soon as you are able to
  • Collect contact information and statements from any available witnesses
  • Consult an attorney to help you submit a workers’ compensation claim

How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You

Alerting You If You May Qualify for Additional Compensation

In some cases, a party other than your employer may have contributed to your accident or illness. Our personal injury attorneys can help you pursue a lawsuit against the contractor or property owner who may be held financially responsible for your injuries. If you qualify for a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover additional compensation for losses not covered by workers’ compensation, including pain and suffering.

An Attorney Will Negotiate On Your Behalf

Our legal team can help you get your workers’ compensation claim approved in a timely manner. If the insurance company tries to challenge your right to compensation, we can help you gather evidence and other supporting materials to help overcome a denial.

The attorneys at Shulman & Hill have negotiated with insurance companies for years and they understand the way most insurers operate. We can handle all major correspondence with the insurers, minimizing the risk of harming your claim, and will negotiate aggressively on your behalf to help you recover compensation.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Over the years, Shulman & Hill has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for numerous injured clients. Our many successes are the result of our aggressive and meticulous representation, personalized for each and every case.

While many Long Island City workers’ compensation attorneys may claim they can help you recover your benefits, we have the track record to prove it. To learn more about how we can help, call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule your free case evaluation online. We can review your case and help you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation.

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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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