Staten Island Fatal Workplace Injury Lawyer

Losing a loved one can be incredibly tough. That pain and grief can be magnified if you lose a spouse or family member suddenly in a workplace accident.

Some injuries are avoidable if employees, employers, property owners, and contractors take steps to ensure the safety of each and every worker. Even if they do, workers can still be put in a dangerous situation.

If you lost a loved one due to work-related circumstances, you may be able to recover compensation for funeral costs and medical bills. Discuss your case with a Staten Island fatal workplace injury attorney at Shulman & Hill to learn about your rights. We can help you better understand your options, and work hard to optimize your chances of recovering compensation.

Staten Island Fatal Workplace Injuries: Essential Information

Prioritizing safety in the workplace is crucial. Many people are not aware of how common fatal workplace accidents are. In 2019 alone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 5,333 American worker fatalities as a result of such accidents.

While anyone can potentially sustain a fatal workplace injury, some occupations put workers at a greater risk of death than others. These include:

  • Roofers
  • Construction workers
  • Sanitation workers
  • Airplane pilots and flight engineers
  • Iron and steelworkers
  • Delivery and truck drivers

How Staten Island Fatal Workplace Accidents Happen

The potential causes of accidents resulting in fatal workplace injuries are numerous. The following are merely a few examples:

  • Falls from heights
  • Explosions or fires
  • Inadequate security
  • Building collapses
  • Failure to communicate safety procedures to employees
  • Hiring unqualified employees
  • Work-related car accidents
  • Exposure to harmful chemicals
  • Failure to provide employees with necessary safety equipment
  • Improperly maintained equipment

A workplace fatality is not always the result of an acute injury that is immediately noticeable in the aftermath of an accident. Some workplace-related illnesses and injuries develop over time. Examples of these are illnesses that develop from exposure to harmful chemicals. It may take years for workers to be diagnosed with cancer or a similarly serious illness. Even in these cases, you can potentially seek compensation if your loved one died from an illness that can be directly tied to the conditions at their former workplace.

The Consequences of a Staten Island Fatal Workplace Injury

Losing a loved one in a work-related accident is an emotionally devastating experience. These tragedies can have indefinite lasting effects on multiple areas of your life.

If your loved one was the primary financial provider in your family, your family’s financial circumstances can change dramatically when they pass away unexpectedly after a workplace accident. In addition to a decrease in income, you may still have unpaid medical bills and funeral expenses to pay for. This financial burden can make an already painful situation even more overwhelming.

In most cases, you will be entitled to compensation to help with some of these expenses. While no one is able to bring your loved one back, the legal experts at our Staten Island law firm can help reduce some of the financial stress you may be experiencing.

How Our Staten Island Fatal Workplace Injury Law Firm Can Help You

Workers who are injured on the job in the Staten Island area are generally permitted to seek compensation for their medical bills and lost time from work by filing a claim to collect workers’ compensation benefits. New York’s workers’ compensation laws also allow most spouses and dependents of workers who died in work-related accidents to file claims for survivor benefits.

Filing such a claim does not guarantee an automatic payout. To improve your chances of receiving benefits, you should enlist the help of a Staten Island fatal workplace injury lawyer. We can assist you with the following.

Conducting an Investigation

Most New York employers have workers’ compensation insurance policies. Often, their insurers are not motivated to pay claimants what they are likely eligible for. It is not uncommon for insurers to seek justifications to deny claims for workers’ compensation benefits after a fatal workplace injury accident. An insurer might deny your claim by stating there is reason to conclude your loved one’s accident was not truly work-related.

This is why it can be highly beneficial to conduct an investigation into the case. Our Staten Island fatal workplace injury lawyers can look into the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s passing to gather evidence showing why you are eligible for compensation.

Negotiating for Fair Compensation

In some cases, you may be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent third party. A personal injury attorney can review the circumstances of your case and identify if a contractor, property owner, or similar party may have contributed to your loved one’s fatal accident or illness.

If so, one of our experienced Staten Island personal injury attorneys can pursue compensation for your pain and suffering and similar losses. Our attorneys will fight to obtain fair compensation on your behalf. If they cannot reach a settlement agreement with the insurance company, they are prepared to go to trial to secure a favorable verdict for you.

Handling Administrative Tasks

Adapting to life after a loved one’s tragic passing is difficult enough. During this painful time, you do not need to burden yourself any further by handling the various tasks involved in the claims process such as corresponding with insurance companies, filing paperwork, and gathering evidence. We can handle these tasks for you.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we help families who are facing trying circumstances after experiencing a tragedy, like a sudden workplace accident. Our compassionate approach is just one of the reasons our Staten Island lawyers have been able to successfully recover millions of dollars for our clients over the years.

Learn more about what we can do for you by calling us today at 212-221-1000 or scheduling a free legal 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."

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."

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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 ."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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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