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New York City Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

New York City would not be where it is today without workers performing their jobs despite the risk of serious injury and even death. From working on high-rise buildings hundreds of feet above the ground, to working in the tunnels beneath our city, people often risk their lives to support their families and keep our city moving.

Workplace injuries can happen in an instant, without prior forewarning. When they do happen, they are often devastating. Taking the next step and seeking compensation after a work-related injury can help secure your finances and keep you grounded. Contact Shulman & Hill’s New York City workers’ compensation lawyers today for a free legal consultation to learn more.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is an insurance policy that most employers in New York City are required to carry. Even if you made a mistake on the job, or if the accident was your fault, you may still be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

After an injury, a worker can file a claim against their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance to recover compensation for medical expenses, including physical and rehabilitative therapy, and lost wages. Even if your claim was denied, you may still qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Our New York City workers’ compensation attorneys can review your case to see if your claim may have been wrongly denied.

What You Need to Know About Filing a New York City Workers’ Compensation Claim

Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer could try to look for reasons to deny you benefits. You can expect your employer’s insurer to look out for their bottom line as much as you would look out for your own.

Remember that your injury needs to occur within the scope of performing your work-related duties. This means that you can obtain benefits even if your injury occurred outside of the formal workplace, such as driving a vehicle, but you must have been engaged in work-related tasks. So while you may be compensated for an injury that occurred while you were driving to deliver a package on behalf of your employer, you will likely not qualify for benefits if you were driving to get food on your lunch break.

If your loved one died in a work-related accident, you and your family may qualify for survivor benefits through workers’ compensation.

New York City Remote Worker Hazards: Repetitive Stress Injuries

During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has burgeoned and has helped many New Yorkers continue working safely.

Even though remote or telecommuting workers are not working under the roof of their company’s commercial property (work is generally performed inside their home), they can still qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if they were injured on the job. Types of hazards remote workers face include:

  • Lifting a work-related package delivered to your home
  • Poor ergonomics
  • Repetitive motions, such as typing and using a mouse

Types of repetitive stress injuries New York City remote and telecommuting workers may be prone to include:

  • Eyestrain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Back pain

Why was my Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

If your claim was denied, it could be due to several reasons. These include the following:

  • Injury was not reported within a reasonable time frame – You should report your injury to your supervisor as soon as you are able to do so.
  • Claim was not filed on time – Consult with a New York City workers’ compensation lawyer for guidance on important filing deadlines.
  • Employer disputes claim – Your employer says that your claim happened outside of the course of employment, or due to another disqualifying reason.
  • No medical treatment – If you forgo medical treatment after your injury, or wait too long to receive medical treatment, your employer could argue that the injury was not work-related. It is advised to seek treatment immediately after your injury.

Why You Should Hire a New York City Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Hiring one of our workers’ compensation attorneys could help give you some peace of mind you may need in this difficult period. Our New York City office can handle all the paperwork and forms, along with negotiating with the employer’s insurance company on your behalf. We will gather all the evidence to support your case, including medical records, bills, accident reports, employment records, and if needed, testimony.

When you are injured, you may not have the ability to go through the steps of filing for New York City’s workers’ compensation benefits all by yourself. When you are recovering from an injury, it can seem like a daunting task.

At Shulman & Hill, our specialty is helping ensure our injured clients receive the maximum amount of compensation they may be entitled to for their medical expenses and lost wages.

Why Shulman & Hill?

When you work with Shulman & Hill, you can be assured that our lawyers will make your case their priority. We assess the details and circumstances of each case by their own merits, no matter how simple or complicated.

Our lawyers know how difficult it is to be unable to work after an injury, especially for those who have been supporting their families. When you work with us, we aim to get you and your loved ones back on track, no matter how off course you have come.

Contact Shulman & Hill today at 212-221-1000, or schedule a free legal consultation online. We can review your case and help you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation. You will only pay for our services if you win your case.


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

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

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