Workplace Accident And Injury Lawyers
Fighting For New Yorkers Injured On The Job
Many people never realize the full value of having a secure paycheck until they stop getting one – and especially when they are faced with medical bills that can cripple their entire family.
When someone is taken off the job because of a work-related accident, it means more than the loss of a weekly paycheck. It means not knowing how the mortgage will get paid, how to pay car insurance premiums or cover the costs of a child’s health care. Of course, the longer someone is out of work, the more financial burden can build until a family is simply unable to make ends meet.
At StolzenbergCortelli, LLP, we fight on behalf of injured workers in Westchester County, New York City and surrounding areas because we understand how much is riding on them getting fair compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys have unmatched experience in the area of personal injury law. They also handle cases aggressively; when it comes to our clients’ livelihood, there is simply no other way to be.
What Are My Options If I Have A Work Injury?
First and foremost, anyone injured at work should file a workers’ compensation claim with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Workers’ comp provides critical disability and wage loss benefits for eligible workers.
Correctly filling out the applications and ensuring your application is approved, however, require experienced legal help. Our attorneys can guide you through every step of the process, from ensuring that you meet critical deadlines to verifying that your claim has the necessary medical information about your injury.
We can help you whether you are just beginning the workers’ comp application process following a workplace accident, or have encountered trouble with your claim after submitting it.
The other source of compensation that is available to certain workers in New York is a third-party claim. While employees are prohibited from suing employers directly for job-related accidents, they can sue careless third parties whose actions contributed to their injuries. This can include situations where:
- A negligently designed piece of manufacturing equipment malfunctions, leading to serious injury.
- Defective auto parts cause a truck collision injuring a commercial driver.
- Subcontractor carelessness injures a construction worker on a job site.
If you have serious injuries and face the prospect of having to be out of work for an extended period of time, these claims can provide a critical source of additional compensation for lost wages, reduced earning capacity, medical costs, and pain and suffering.
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