Victim of On the Job Injury in New York? Hire the Best Lawyers
Get Help If You Have Suffered Injuries in a Workplace Accident
Workers who have been injured on the job have the right to pursue a NY workers' compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit if a third party was at fault. In either case, the worker may need to provide evidence of the injury and its connection to the negligence and/or reckless actions of the liable party. If you have suffered an injury or illness related to your work, you should consult with an attorney who can help strengthen your claim. Only then will you have a chance at receiving coverage for your damages, including medical expenses and lost wages.
The rules and rights surrounding injuries and the actions that employees can take after an accident are often complicated. Call the New York on the job injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today at (212) 986-7353 for a free, no-obligation consultation on your case. Our legal team has spent years representing clients injured on the job in New York and can inform you of your rights and the best actions to take after your accident.
After an On the Job Injury, Do I Qualify for Workers' Compensation in New York?
If you were injured while working, it should be a relatively simple process to get the money owed to you through your workers' compensation insurance. Unfortunately, the process can be complex and difficult to navigate, especially alone.
Whether you were involved in an accident or sustained injuries or illness over a period of time due to a harmful work environment, do not wait to get medical attention or to inform your employer. The sooner you receive documentation of your injuries, the better. Failing to report the work-related injury or illness could result in the loss of your rightful benefits.
It may seem simple to ascertain what falls under the "work-related injury" requirement of workers' compensation laws, but in certain situations, it may be more difficult to determine whether a claim is valid or not. Below are some common complications that arise in workers' comp claim cases, though certain factors can still make a claim viable:
- The injury incident occurred during the employee's lunch break.
- The injury incident occurred during a company event.
- The injury incident occurred while traveling.
- The injury incident occurred due to the worker's misconduct.
- A preexisting condition was aggravated while performing a job duty.
Injuries Your New York Workers Compensation Insurance Covers
- Construction accidents
- Repetitive stress injuries (such as carpal tunnel)
- Work-related motor vehicle accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Heavy lifting accidents
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Hearing and vision loss injuries
- Exposure to chemicals and/or chemical fumes
- Back, neck, and spine injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Head/brain injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
How Long Do I Have to File a New York Workers' Compensation Claim?
In New York, you have two years from the date of your work-related accident to file a workers' compensation injury claim. If you miss this deadline, you may not be able to pursue financial compensation for your injuries.
Can I Sue for My On the Job Injury in NY?
The general rule is that on-the-job injuries are covered by workers' compensation. However, there are exceptions to the rule. The following are situations in which an injured worker may pursue a lawsuit:
- If a defective product caused the injury.
- If a toxic substance caused the injury.
- If an employer does not carry workers' compensation insurance.
- If a third party is liable for an injury incident, then they may be sued.
It's best to go over every option with an attorney. The reward from a personal injury lawsuit can potentially be much greater than the benefits provided by workers' compensation.
Compassionate Legal Representation for New York Injured Workers
At the law firm of Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, our NY personal injury attorneys understand that such injuries not only cause serious physical and financial damage, but major emotional trauma. Our NYC on the job injury attorneys have dedicated our careers to providing clients with the best representation possible in order to recover from their losses. To learn more about how we can apply our years of experience to your case, call (212) 986-7353.
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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today.
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