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Long Island Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Every year, millions of Americans are injured at work. While you will hopefully never be injured in a work-related accident on Long Island, if you ever are, it is important to understand your legal rights.

In most cases, when you are injured at work in New York State you can pursue compensation for your medical bills and similar financial losses by filing a claim to collect workers’ compensation benefits.

You should strongly consider hiring a Long Island workers’ compensation lawyer when doing so. Our team at Shulman & Hill is prepared to help you pursue benefits with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. Schedule a free legal consultation today to learn more about how we can help.

Workers’ Compensation on Long Island: What You Need to Know

New York law requires the vast majority of employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. As the name implies, this form of insurance serves to compensate employees who are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation may also compensate employees who develop significant medical conditions due to work-related circumstances, such as cancer or repetitive stress injuries. Injured and ill employees can seek workers’ compensation by filing a claim to collect from their employer’s insurance.

Long Island Workers’ Compensation: Potential Conflicts

Filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits does not automatically guarantee that you will recover what you may be entitled to. Insurance companies are still profit-driven businesses. Insurers may try to protect themselves financially by denying valid claims.

The following are among the more common justifications an insurer may use when rejecting a claim for workers’ compensation benefits:

  • The accident that caused an employee’s injuries was not genuinely work-related
  • An employee was harmed because they were intentionally attempting to injure themselves, perhaps in hopes of a payout

Those are just a few examples. They highlight the importance of enlisting the help of a Long Island workers’ compensation law firm when seeking compensation after a work-related accident. Having qualified legal representation may improve the chances of your claim being accepted.

Applying for Workers’ Compensation for Long-Term Medical Conditions

Workers’ compensation does not merely apply to injuries that occur after a single incident. It can also compensate employees who develop illnesses or chronic injuries over an extended time frame. This may be true even if an illness took a relatively long time to develop. Examples of illnesses and medical conditions that may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits include:

  • Cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Hearing loss
  • Repetitive stress injuries

It can be difficult to know whether a medical condition you are diagnosed with is one that provides you with grounds to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Consult with one of Shulman & Hill’s Long Island workers’ compensation attorneys if you are not sure whether you should file a claim.

What to Do if You Are Involved in a Work-Related Accident

A Long Island workers’ compensation lawyer can play a critical role in helping you secure the compensation you may deserve. However, it is also important to be familiar with the steps you can take in the immediate aftermath of a work-related accident to maximize your chances of recovering compensation.

If you are ever involved in a work-related accident, it is recommended that you take the following key steps rights away:

  • Seek medical attention, regardless of whether you believe yourself to be seriously injured
  • Alert your supervisor or a similar party as soon as possible. If you speak with them verbally, follow up with a written account
  • Get the contact information and names of any witnesses
  • Speak with an attorney to discuss your options for compensation

That first step is critical. Sometimes, the symptoms of an injury may not present themselves right away. An injury may not become noticeable days or even weeks after an accident.

You should see a doctor right away to receive any treatment you may need. Seeking immediate medical attention may also improve your chances of recovering compensation. If you do not receive treatment, an insurer may argue that you have not provided enough evidence to show your injury resulted from an accident at work. They might use this argument as justification to deny your claim.

The Role of a Workers’ Compensation Law Firm for Long Island

Hiring a Long Island workers’ compensation attorney in these circumstances can be helpful for several reasons. We can assist you in the following key ways:

Investigating

In order to build a strong claim, you will need to gather evidence that shows how you were injured and the extent of your losses. When pursuing compensation for cancer or a similar medical condition an investigation may be critical in order to show that your work conditions caused your illness. Our Long Island attorneys have the experience and resources needed to do so.

Handling the Claims Process

Receiving workers’ compensation benefits can potentially be a tedious process that involves coordinating with doctors, corresponding with insurance adjusters, and more. This is not a process you need to burden yourself with at a time when you should be focusing on your recovery. Our Long Island office will handle these tasks for you.

Challenging Denials

If an insurer rejects your valid claim, having effective legal representation can help you challenge the denial. Shulman & Hill’s workers’ compensation lawyers understand the ins and outs of workers’ compensation and will fight on your behalf to ensure you are able to receive the benefits you may be entitled to. If an insurer still refuses your claim, our attorneys can present your case to a workers’ compensation judge.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

When navigating the often complex workers’ compensation process, having a qualified lawyer by your side can make a significant difference in your ability to secure benefits. At Shulman & Hill, we do not make vague promises about our ability to assist clients. Our track record of consistent success demonstrates why we are the right Long Island workers’ compensation lawyers to handle your case.

For more information about how we can help, call us today at 212-221-1000 or contact us online to schedule your free legal consultation. You will only pay for our services if we secure benefits on your behalf.

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

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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."

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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