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Manhattan, NY Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Skilled Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Fight for Work Accident Victims’ Right to Fair Benefits in Manhattan, NY

If you were hurt in a work accident or suffer from an occupational disease that developed at work over time, our lawyers are here to advocate for your right to fair workers’ compensation benefits.  We know that you work hard—and when you are unable to work because of something that happened at work, New York workers’ compensation law gives you the right to be compensated while you recover.

For over 50 years, our injury lawyers at Proner & Proner have been advocating for injured workers’ right to fair workers’ compensation benefits in Manhattan and across NYC.  We are committed to getting every dollar that you are entitled to receive for your work injuries—and we have already recovered over $400 million for injured clients to date.

Suffering From A Work Accident Or Poor Working Conditions And Have Questions? We Can Help, Tell Us What Happened.

When you are having trouble getting the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, you need the best possible lawyer by your side.  Our Manhattan workers’ compensation lawyers have the experience necessary to know what questions to ask and how to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.

If you have questions about your rights under Manhattan workers’ compensation laws or your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, call or contact our lawyers today for a free case review.

Get Advice From An Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. All You Have To Do Is Call 212-500-1003 To Receive Your Free Case Evaluation.

Our Manhattan Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help You Get Fair Compensation for Work Injuries

After a work accident, you might quickly find that you must deal with the stress of problems with your workers’ compensation claim—on top of the stress of recovering from your physical injuries.  At Proner & Proner, our lawyers handle every aspect of your claim so that you don’t have to worry about getting fair compensation. Our lawyers are here to:

  • Help you understand the amount of workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive,
  • Explain when and how you will get paid,
  • Complete any paperwork necessary to file your claim,
  • Negotiate with the insurance company if you are having trouble receiving your benefits,
  • Prepare and submit any appeals of your claim,
  • Argue your case before a workers’ compensation judge if necessary,
  • Evaluate your case to determine whether you have options for recovering compensation outside of the workers’ compensation system, such as by filing a third-party claim for additional compensation.

Workers’ compensation in Manhattan is a no-fault system.  While this should make it simple for injured workers to recover compensation for work injuries, that often is not the case.  Our workers’ compensation lawyers are here to work with you start to finish to avoid any problems before they arise—or solve those issues that have already come up.

If your employer has challenged your right to workers’ compensation benefits, your claim has been denied or you just want help with the process of filing a formal claim, call or contact our Manhattan workers’ compensation lawyers today.

How Do You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Manhattan?

Almost all on-the-job injuries qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in Manhattan.  To have a valid claim:

  • You must work as an employee for an employer that maintains workers’ compensation insurance (nearly all Manhattan employers are required to have workers’ compensation),
  • Your injury must have happened while you were performing your job duties at work,
  • You must give your employer written notice of your work accident or the conditions that caused your injury at work within 30 days,
  • You must obtain a report from a doctor confirming that your injury or illness was caused by a work accident or conditions at work.

You are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits even if you caused the accident.  Further, your employer is not entitled to discriminate or retaliate against you if you file a workers’ compensation claim.  In return, you give up the right to sue your employer or co-workers for additional compensation. 

At Proner & Proner, we evaluate your case for free—and we work on a contingency basis, which means you only pay us attorneys’ fees if we win.  To learn more about how we can help with the workers’ compensation process in Manhattan, call or contact our office today.

Injured on the Job?  Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with the Experienced Manhattan Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Proner & Proner Today

Getting back on your feet after a work-related injury or illness can be difficult enough on its own.  You shouldn’t also have to worry about how you will pay your bills during the recovery process. At Proner & Proner, our talented Manhattan workers’ compensation lawyers will advocate on your behalf to make sure you get the benefits you are entitled to receive.  Schedule a free case review by calling our office or filling out this online contact form today.

About Manhattan, NY

Manhattan—also referred to as New York City—is a city that requires no introduction.  Manhattan is a city that is constantly growing and teeming with energy, all of which is fueled by the hard work of city residents.  Work environments in Manhattan are as diverse as the city itself. Whether you were injured in an office, working on a construction site or on the job at a restaurant, Manhattan workers’ compensation benefits are available to provide coverage while you recover.

Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation Claims in Manhattan

FAQ: Can I opt-out of receiving workers’ compensation benefits and sue my employer instead?

No. Even if your employer’s negligence caused the work accident, you don’t have the option of suing instead of collecting workers’ compensation benefits. The only time you can sue your employer is in the rare situation where your employer intentionally harmed you—for example, if your injury was caused because your employer assaulted you. You may, however, be entitled to sue a third party (non-employer) whose negligence caused your accident.

FAQ: Can I get workers’ compensation benefits even if I am able to work part of the time?

Yes. You may be entitled to wage replacement benefits to make up the difference between what you were able to earn prior to the injury and your reduced earnings while you recover.

FAQ: How much of my wages will workers’ compensation cover?

In NYC, you will receive about 2/3 of your average weekly wages prior to the accident through workers’ compensation. While this doesn’t cover all of your benefits, the amount is not taxed—meaning that most workers will receive close to the same after-tax wage they earned prior to the injury.

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