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Queens Fatal Workplace Injury Lawyer

One of the most appealing reasons to live in a large city like New York is the abundance of jobs available to workers across many industries. While each workplace comes with potential hazards, some jobs are far more dangerous than others. In these fields, on-the-job accidents happen on a fairly frequent basis, in some instances resulting in death.

Have you lost a loved one in the Queens area due to a workplace accident? Along with the difficult emotions you are likely struggling with, you may be facing a range of long-term challenges for which you were unprepared. Perhaps your loved one was also your household’s primary earner. Losing them unexpectedly may force you to adjust to new financial circumstances and require major changes to your lifestyle.

If you ever find yourself in this situation, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses. Schedule a free legal consultation with one of our Queens fatal workplace injury attorneys at Shulman & Hill to learn more. Our accidental death lawyers can help you recover the compensation that you may be entitled to.

Queens Fatal Workplace Injury Cases: What You Need to Know

Fatal workplace injuries are more common than many realize. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019 there were 5,333 fatal workplace injuries recorded in the United States alone—an increase from the previous year. Although employers, contractors, and all other relevant parties should be taking steps to protect workers, workplace accidents are still far too common.

It is possible to sustain a fatal workplace injury in virtually any occupation, but some lines of work are particularly dangerous. Jobs that put workers at greater-than-average risk of fatal injury include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Construction worker
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Industrial machinery repair, maintenance, and installation technician
  • Telecommunication equipment installation and maintenance technician
  • Taxi driver
  • General maintenance and repair worker
  • Electrical line installation and repair technician
  • Heating/cooling and refrigeration equipment installer

Potential Causes of Queens Fatal Workplace Injuries

You may have noticed that the types of jobs listed above are very common in Queens and surrounding areas.

These workers can potentially be involved in fatal accidents for numerous reasons. The following are merely some of the more noteworthy causes of Queens fatal workplace injuries:

Queens Fatal Workplace Injuries: Seeking Compensation

While no amount of money can eliminate the anguish surrounding the unexpected loss of a loved one, you may seek compensation for various financial losses associated with their passing such as funeral expenses, medical bills, and lost income.

To seek compensation in these circumstances, you would typically file a workers’ compensation claim. You should also strongly consider meeting with an accidental death law firm in the Queens area before doing so. Consulting with a skilled attorney will give you a better chance of recovering the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled. They can be your support and best source of legal advice while you work through your loss.

How Our Fatal Workplace Injury Law Firm in Queens Can Help

The benefits of hiring a Queens fatal workplace injury lawyer to represent you are immense. Primarily, we can help in a few key ways:

Investigating the Accident

You have a valid workers’ compensation claim if your loved one’s injury was genuinely work-related. In cases involving cancer and similar illnesses resulting from dangerous chemical exposure, a worker may not die until years after they were first exposed to a harmful substance, but that does not necessarily mean family members are no longer entitled to compensation. One of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can help you navigate any challenges or obstacles to your claim.

The insurance company responsible for compensating you may not be as sympathetic to your plight as you would expect. They are businesses and may look for reasons to deny a claim to protect their bottom line. This is why it can be helpful to obtain any evidence necessary prior to filing a claim.

If your claim is denied by an insurance company in New York, our team at Shulman & Hill can help collect evidence proving your loved one’s injury or illness was work-related.

Compensation You May Be Entitled To

After a fatal workplace accident, surviving family members may file a fatality claim with the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. This can help recover compensation for wages that your loved one may have earned had they lived. Families may also qualify for compensation to reimburse them for funeral or memorial expenses.

Negotiating on Your Behalf

Negotiating with insurers can be complicated. You should not feel burdened by the claims process in the aftermath of a loved one’s unexpected passing. Your focus should be on taking care of yourself and those around you.

When you hire our team, we are prepared to negotiate on your behalf to optimize your chances of securing the full amount of compensation you may be eligible for.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

The fatal workplace injury lawyers at Shulman & Hill have the skills and compassion to help your family navigate the complexities of pursuing compensation after a loved one’s passing.

We are dedicated to delivering results, and not just promising them. Our personalized approach has helped many clients just like yourself recover millions of dollars in compensation.

Call us today at (555) 555-5555 or contact us online to learn more. You will only pay for services if and when we recover compensation for you.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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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.

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"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!"

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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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"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..."

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"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."

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"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."

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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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