New York Utility Worker Injuries Lawyer

New York’s utility workers play an essential role in keeping the city running on a daily basis. Unfortunately, their jobs can put them in harm’s way and lead to serious injury.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, you may want to seek legal advice from a New York utility worker injury lawyer. A New York utility worker injured in an on-the-job accident may be entitled to workers’ compensation for losses like medical bills and lost wages. Review your case with a New York utility worker injuries lawyer at Shulman & Hill to discuss your options.

Common Utility Worker Injuries in New York

Because the tasks you may perform as a New York utility worker are wide-ranging, the types of injuries you could sustain in an accident can vary as well. The following are among the more common injuries New York utility workers sustain while doing their jobs:

  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Concussions
  • Neck injuries

In some cases, utility accidents can be fatal. When a New York utility worker dies in an on-the-job accident, their loved ones may be able to seek compensation by working with a New York accidental death lawyer.

Common Causes of New York Utility Worker Accidents

Potential causes of accidents involving utility workers in New York include (but are not limited to):

  • Lack of sufficient protective clothing and/or equipment
  • Failure to properly train employees
  • Defective or poorly-maintained equipment
  • Failure to enforce and/or adequately communicate safety policies

The consequences of being injured in an on-the-job accident can significantly impact your quality of life. In certain instances, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.

New York Utility Worker Accidents: Potential Consequences

Any injuries that occur while on the job will likely require some degree of medical treatment. Naturally, you may start to see your medical bills pile up in the aftermath of an accident. To make matters worse, your injuries may be severe enough to prevent you from returning to your job. Depending on your line of work, this unexpected absence could affect your ability to earn a paycheck.

Although they can be more difficult to calculate, non-financial losses and damages may be worth pursuing as well. For instance, psychological trauma is a very real challenge one faces in the aftermath of a serious injury. A qualified personal injury attorney can help you understand the financial value of these issues.

How a Utility Worker Injuries Law Firm in New York Helps

There are numerous ways a New York personal injury attorney can help you in the aftermath of an accident. The following are just a few examples how a firm like Shulman & Hill can help:

Investigating the Incident

The process of seeking compensation after an on-the-job accident typically involves filing a workers’ compensation claim. Of course, you can only seek compensation from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance if your injuries are genuinely work-related. Insurance companies strive to protect their own financial interests and many can argue that a claimant failed to prove that their accident meets the criteria to qualify as work-related.

It may be necessary to investigate your accident thoroughly and collect evidence to show it occurred while you were performing a work task. However, it can be difficult to track down that information while rehabbing your injuries. At Shulman & Hill, we have access to the resources needed to conduct these investigations on your behalf.

Identifying Negligent Parties

In some instances, it is worth noting that you may be able to pursue additional compensation from a negligent party. If the amount you receive from workers’ compensation insurance is insufficient, there may be other liable parties to identify. For instance, if you were injured because you were handling a defective piece of equipment, the manufacturer or designer may also be responsible. An investigation can identify all negligent parties and help you determine if pursuing alternative compensation is the right decision for you.

How to Calculate Compensation

Determining how much compensation you are entitled to can be difficult because it may involve assigning a dollar value to non-financial losses. Also, the financial losses you have already incurred might not represent the full cost of your injuries. Suppose your injuries have rendered you unable to return to work indefinitely. In that case, you might also have to account for future lost wages when deciding how much compensation to ask for.

Mapping out your financial future after an unexpected injury can be stressful. Hiring a New York utility worker injuries lawyer can be a huge help. Our team at Shulman & Hill can carefully review all of your losses (including future losses) and accurately determine how much compensation to pursue.

Negotiating

Some insurance companies will often go to great lengths to avoid reaching fair settlements with claimants. After all, no adequate business model involves losing money. Insurers with this mindset prefer that claimants work with them directly instead of seeking legal representation.

Suppose you lack representation from an expert who knows how to negotiate for a fair settlement. In that case, it may be easier for an insurer to convince you the amount of compensation you are asking for is too high.

A short-sighted insurance company can wreak havoc on your future if you are a novice negotiator. Instead, working with an attorney can give you a strong ally and increase your chances of gaining the upper hand in these negotiations.

Keep in mind, after being injured at work, your main focus should be on recovering. Burdening yourself with the various tasks the claims process involves will only add unnecessary stress.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

There are personal injury attorneys in New York that promise to deliver results. Each case is different and those who are well-versed in the law understand that victory is never guaranteed.

At Shulman & Hill, we have an impressive track record of helping clients come out on top. We can cite real-life cases when describing our process, helping you better understand why we are the right team for the job. To learn more, call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule a free consultation online.

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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."

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"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."

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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."

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"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."

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