Staten Island Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Staten Island is home to some of New York City’s hardest workers. In addition to putting in long hours, they often face significant safety risks while working to help build and grow the city’s infrastructure and economy.

Going to work should never be something that negatively affects your health. To protect workers’ rights, the government has established safety standards to help mitigate injuries and illnesses.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, our team of Staten Island workers’ compensation lawyers is standing by to help with your case. We have the necessary skills and expertise to protect your rights in the event of a workplace injury. Contact us today for a free legal consultation to learn more.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

As dictated by New York law, most businesses are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is designed to cover the cost of any injury or illness that an individual suffers as a direct result of their working conditions. Examples include a slip or fall in an office, a repetitive stress injury from routinely performing the same motions, or a more catastrophic accident, like falling from a roof.

The federal government does not establish workers’ compensation benefit amounts. Instead, each state decides what an acceptable amount is for workers in their jurisdiction.

Workers’ compensation can help you pay for the medical expenses associated with your injury or illness as well as provide payments while you are unable to work.

Filing a Staten Island Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers’ compensation insurance exists so that all employees of a business, both full-time and part-time, have a means of seeking compensation for certain losses resulting from work-related accidents.

“Work-related” is a critical term in these circumstances. To qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, an injured worker must demonstrate that their accident occurred while they were performing a work-related function.

Perhaps you were involved in a car accident during your workday. If the accident occurred while you were driving for your job in some capacity, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. If the accident occurred while you were on your lunch break, you might not be able to recover any losses. One of our Staten Island workers’ compensation attorneys can review the circumstances surrounding your injury or illness to help determine if you qualify for compensation.

Negotiating With An Employer’s Workers’ Compensation Insurer

The example provided above highlights one of the many reasons it is wise to enlist the help of a Staten Island law firm when seeking workers’ compensation. When you file a claim, you may find that your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer will first try to find reasons to deny it.

Some insurance companies do not want to pay claimants if they can avoid doing so. When injured workers file claims, they sometimes argue that the claimant is not entitled to benefits because their accident was not work-related. Other justifications they may use to deny a claim include arguing that the incident occurred because a claimant intentionally caused the accident hoping for a payout.

Representation from a Staten Island workers’ compensation lawyer can be greatly beneficial when proving you are entitled to benefits given the circumstances of your accident. At Shulman & Hill, we are thoroughly familiar with the way insurance companies may operate. We have the experience necessary to stand up for you if they try to deny your claim.

The Role of a Staten Island Workers’ Compensation Law Firm

To better understand why you should consider seeking representation from a lawyer when seeking workers’ compensation, consider the following ways we can assist you:

Investigating the Accident

It can be difficult to prove an insurance company wrong when they argue your accident was not work-related. You need to provide sufficient evidence showing your accident meets certain criteria.

This may require conducting a thorough investigation. Our Staten Island workers’ compensation lawyers have the resources necessary to do so. The evidence our investigation yields may play a critical role in determining how your claim is evaluated and whether or not it is approved.

Handling Administrative Tasks

After being injured in a work-related accident, your primary focus should be on your recovery. It can be difficult when you are busy handling such tasks as submitting paperwork, gathering evidence, and corresponding with insurance adjusters.

This is another reason to work with a Staten Island workers’ compensation attorney. We will let you focus on your recovery by handling all major administrative tasks on your behalf.

Negotiating

If you do not have legal representation, an insurer may try to deny or delay your claim. It is best to avoid working directly with an insurer if you do not have prior experience or legal background. Hire a skilled Staten Island workers’ compensation attorney instead. We will work with the insurance company to help you receive the benefits you may be entitled to.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At our workers’ compensation law firm in Staten Island, we feel privileged to live in a city with such a dedicated workforce. We are passionate about defending our hard workers by helping them receive compensation after they have been injured on the job. This dedication is just one reason why our law firm has such a consistent track record of success.

Learn more about what we can do for you by calling us today at 212-221-1000 or by scheduling a free consultation online. You will only pay for our services if you win 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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