Workers’ Compensation

New York Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance. It provides financial help for people who get injured while at work. The compensation you get for workplace injuries is guaranteed by law.

Unfortunately, workers’ compensation disputes are not uncommon. Reasons for these disagreements vary from case to case. For example, your employer may question whether or not your claimed injury is actually work-related. Your employer may also deny that an injury occurred in the first place.

In these circumstances, experienced legal assistance is a necessity. The experts at Shulman & Hill know every trick employers may use to dispute a workers’ compensation claim. In even the most complex cases, we will help ensure that your rights are protected and you receive just payment for your claims.

Workers’ Compensation Laws in New York State

For the vast majority of the American workforce, there is no federal standard for workers’ compensation. Instead, each state establishes its own set of standards. New York compensation laws have certain features not found in all states.

For example, state law mandates that workers’ compensation claims are not limited to injuries that occur during a specific workplace accident. You can also file a claim if you develop long-term health problems as a result of your job. Common examples of such problems include hearing loss and chronic, lung-related diseases. Read about diagnosing occupational disease.

In New York, most employers purchase workers’ compensation coverage for their employees through insurance companies. Only insurance companies authorized by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board can provide this service. As an alternative to purchasing insurance, some employers provide their own compensation coverage.

Regardless of how your workplace provides coverage, one thing is clear. In no circumstances can an employer charge you for workers’ compensation insurance. Instead, employers must bear the cost themselves.

To pursue your compensation claims in the State of New York, your attorneys must understand every last detail of relevant state law. They must also keep track of all new developments as the law changes. Trust Shulman & Hill to put our deep knowledge of all New York guidelines to work on your behalf.

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars 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.

"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.

"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.

"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 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.

"...I didn't know what was going to happen with my job, my bills, my operations, but they made everything easy for me."

Rafel T.

"I am grateful that Shulman & Hill handled my case. They were very kind and understanding with my situation which was difficult and they graciously took my case."

Nancy Z.

"GREAT service best workers compensation lawyers. Would highly recommend. Very professional and on top of everything. They handle everything without any worries to yourself. Really thankful I went there. No regrets and love my case outcome. Thank you again Mr. Shulman for sitting down with me."

Nekoda F.

"I’m very happy with the work that was done by this law firm. The best attorneys and paralegals in NYC. If you ever get hurt, contact Shulman & Hill, they will be more than happy to help you."

Shukhrat E.

"I’m very happy with the service I received from Shulman & Hill. I had no idea what to expect going into my worker’s comp case and  they have guided me through every little detail. My case has been long as I have multiple injuries but I always feel confident that I have the best representation every time we go to court. Enrique and Juan have been so helpful, they are always there to answer my questions, no matter how busy they get, which is a real comfort. They are the best! You will be in good hands if you choose this firm."

Laura M.

"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.

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