Queens Utility Workers Injuries Lawyer

Utility workers in Queens keep our electricity, water, and gas running. Without them, a massive metropolis like New York City would grind to a halt. New York City residents and workers rely on these services every day. Unfortunately, those tasked with keeping our city running often sustain injuries that can put them out of work and leave them financially distraught.

If you have been injured in a Queens utility work-related accident, you should contact a Queens utility worker injury lawyer at Shulman & Hill. They can review your case for free to see if you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.

Common Queens Utility Worker Hazards

Utility workers in Queens put their safety at risk every day. In addition to working with dangerous equipment, they also work in unsafe areas. Some examples of hazards utility workers face on the job include:

  • Electrical shocks – Utility workers often work with electrical wiring and power sources. Electrocutions are possible if they come in contact with electricity either directly or through an object that they are holding. This may cause internal organ damage, cardiac arrest, nerve damage, burns, and more. These injuries can be fatal.
  • Fall from heights – Working above ground, perhaps on unsecured equipment, poses serious risks. These include working on ladders, poles, cranes, and above-ground power lines. An electrical shock can sometimes lead to a fall from a considerable height.
  • Slips and trips – Utility workers may work in backyards, roads, or in tunnels underneath the ground. As utility workers navigate unfamiliar terrain, there are a host of objects beneath them that can lead to a dangerous slip or trip.
  • Collapses – Working in confined spaces underground, such as in trenches and tunnels, can be dangerous if the walls above or to the side of you collapse. This includes constructing new tunnels or carrying out maintenance on existing utility lines.
  • Fires and explosions – Utility workers who work with gas lines run the risk of being injured in a fire or explosion caused by a gas leak. This can result in severe burns.
  • Musculoskeletal injuries – Utility workers may develop soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries through their day-to-day tasks. They may be required to work in awkward postures, use repetitive motions, and carry or move heavy equipment. Specifically, bending, kneeling, twisting, reaching, or bending overhead with bent wrists can lead to repetitive stress injuries.
  • Lack of safety equipment – Workers are not always provided with safety equipment, even though it may be required. Utility workers should have access to gloves, hard hats, protective eyewear, masks, and similar gear when working from heights or with dangerous wiring and chemicals.

Possible Queens Utility Worker Injuries

Hazards that utility workers face have the potential to affect their lives permanently. Depending on the accident, you or a loved one may suffer from the following:

  • Bone injury (fractures and broken bones)
  • Internal organ damage
  • Sensory damage (loss of vision, hearing, etc.)
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Spinal cord injury (can cause paralysis)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Serious lacerations
  • Cancer and other serious illnesses caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals

Seeking Compensation After A Queens Utility Worker Accident

Utility workers command the utmost respect. That is why Shulman & Hill is honored to work hard on behalf of utility workers in Queens.

If you were injured while working, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits to help cover your medical expenses and lost wages. Our Queens workers’ compensation lawyers can help you file for benefits and overcome any challenges to your claim, including a denied claim.

If a negligent third party, such as a property owner, contractor, or subcontractor, caused your injury, you may be eligible to pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. This may also result in compensation for pain and suffering.

How Our Utility Worker Injury Law Firm Can Help You

Whatever the circumstances of your case, a utility worker injury attorney at Shulman & Hill will strive to acquire fair compensation on your behalf. We know the intricate details of utility worker injury laws and are confident in our ability to build a strong case. This includes investigating the circumstances of your accident to obtain evidence that shows how you were injured and who may have been responsible.

Our Queens workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers know how to navigate and push through the roadblocks that insurance companies may possibly throw at you. They will represent your best interests during negotiations to ensure you are fairly compensated for the harm you may have suffered. If an insurer refuses to approve your workers’ compensation claim or offer a personal injury settlement that compensates you for the full extent of your injuries, we are prepared to represent you before a workers’ compensation judge or take your personal injury case to trial.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Shulman & Hill is a respected law firm in the area of utility worker injuries, having helped numerous injured workers. Our lawyers fight for our clients to the full extent of the law. No case is too big or too small and no task is too daunting.

Our Queens lawyers are well regarded because we care about the individuals and families we serve. We look at our clients as people and fight tirelessly on their behalf. When you put your trust in us, we make sure to earn that trust. Contact us today online or by calling 212-221-1000 to schedule a free legal consultation. We will review the details of your case and explain what your legal rights may be.

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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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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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