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Queens Work-Related Car Accident Lawyer

Whenever you are driving in New York City you are at risk of being involved in a car accident. If driving is part of your day-to-day job, you may be at even more risk of being in an accident the longer you spend behind the wheel.

While you may be conscious of traffic safety, you cannot control the actions of others on the road. Many victims injured in work-related car accidents do not know where to turn to seek compensation for their losses. If you drive for your job, it is important to know your rights as an employee in the event of an accident.

If you or a loved one were injured in a Queens work-related car accident, consult an attorney at Shulman & Hill. Depending on the nature of the accident, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and/or a personal injury lawsuit. Schedule your free legal consultation today to learn more.

Queens Work-Related Car Accidents: Essential Information

It is important to be vigilant whenever you are behind the wheel. According to research from the CDC, auto accidents are among the leading causes of work-related deaths in the United States. Car accidents are relatively common in Queens when compared to the rest of the city: Statistics indicate Brooklyn is the only borough that sees more car accidents than Queens on a regular basis.

While you may practice driving safety and caution on a daily basis, you cannot control the actions and choices of others. Anyone is at risk of being injured in an auto accident.

Causes of Queens Work-Related Car Accidents

Common causes of work-related car accidents in Queens include—but are not limited to—the following:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Sleep-deprived driving
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Poor weather
  • Vehicle defects
  • Distracted driving

Seeking Compensation for a Queens Work-Related Car Accident

The injuries you sustain in any car accident will likely require medical treatment. Paying for these unexpected and expensive medical bills can be difficult. If you were severely injured, you may require long-term medical care and even surgery.

It can be even more of a challenge if your injuries temporarily restrict you from working until you recover or prevent you from ever returning to your job. Without the ability to earn a paycheck, you may struggle to pay your bills.

You might be able to recover compensation for these losses by filing a workers’ compensation claim. In New York State, most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance so employees who sustain injuries on the job do not have to absorb the cost of their losses.

Do I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation After a Work-Related Car Accident in Queens?

Insurance companies may try to find ways to avoid paying claimants if they can. There is a chance your employer’s insurer will try to argue that you are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits because your accident occurred when you were technically not operating as an employee.

Here are some instances in which you might be entitled to workers’ compensation:

  • You were involved in an accident while driving a company vehicle on company business
  • You were making deliveries as part of your job
  • You were running work-related errands upon the request of your supervisor
  • You were transporting yourself and/or another employee to a job site during work hours
  • You are a salesperson or other such employee and you were driving for work to meet a potential client during work hours

Examples of accidents that do not qualify as work-related may include:

  • Being involved in an accident while driving on your lunch break
  • Accidents that happen during your commute
  • Driving during work hours to a personal appointment that did not pertain to your job

The Role of a Queens Work-Related Car Accident Law Firm

Before you file your workers’ compensation claim, you should consult an experienced Queens law firm. At Shulman & Hill, there are a few ways we can help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to.

Conducting an Investigation

To protect their bottom line, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer may not be inclined to provide you with benefits if they can find justification to deny your claim. That is why it is often necessary for our work-related car accident lawyers to thoroughly investigate your accident. Our investigation can potentially generate evidence that proves your accident was work-related.

Our investigation may also identify negligent parties who caused the accident. If another driver was at fault, our personal injury lawyers can help you file a personal injury lawsuit to recover additional compensation beyond what workers’ compensation provides.

Fighting on Your Behalf

If your employer’s insurer refuses to approve your workers’ compensation claim, our Queens attorneys can step in to help prove why you qualify for benefits. If necessary, we can present your case to a workers’ compensation judge.

If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit, our attorneys can negotiate for a fair settlement that covers the full extent of your losses: both past and future.

With a skilled attorney by your side, you can focus on your recovery while we negotiate aggressively on your behalf to reach a fair settlement.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

There is no need to worry whether your Queens lawyers are qualified to handle your case when you work with Shulman & Hill. Our meticulous approach has helped us recover hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation over the years.

We are happy to share how we have provided numerous clients just like you with the kind of dedicated representation that yields proven results. Call us today at 917.793.0642 or schedule a free consultation online to learn more.

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

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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."

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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