Work Related Injuries

Workplace Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured on the job it is likely that the experience has left you battling many anxieties. You may be asking yourself questions like, when can I get back to work? How will I pay my medical bills? What if my injuries left me unable to perform at my previous job? How will I support my family? At Proner & Proner, we understand just how stressful a work-related injury can be, especially when considering the length of time that it may take for you to make a full recovery from your injuries.

Contact a Skilled Attorney After an On-the-Job Accident

Although the law says that it doesn’t matter how your injury occurred, some employers and their insurers will contest employees’ claims after an on-the-job injury. That is why it is important to get advice and assistance from a knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer. At the law firm of Proner & Proner, Attorney Mitchell Proner will not only advise you about your rights but will also help you complete the paperwork. His goal is to ensure that you receive all the benefits for which you are entitled. To schedule a free consultation to learn about your options, please call or contact us online.

Information About Third Party Work Injury Lawsuits

There are limits on how much workers’ compensation will pay. Under certain circumstances, injured workers may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party in order to make up the difference between the amount they receive from workers’ comp and the growing amount of medical bills and other costs. Circumstances that might lead to a third party personal injury claim include:

  • Being injured in a motor vehicle crash while driving for your employer. For example, if your job requires you to deliver packages or purchased goods from a store and a drunk driver hits you while you are making a delivery, you may be able to file this type of lawsuit.
  • Being injured by dangerous conditions in a building where your employer has assigned you to work. For example, a carpenter, electrician or other contractors could be injured because of dangerous conditions in a building where work is being performed.
  • Being injured by defective equipment used on the job. For example, if earth moving machinery has poorly designed or installed brakes that allow it to move forward and cause injury, the injured workers could be eligible to file a third-party claim against the manufacturer of the equipment or components.
  • Being injured while working for a subcontractor on a building site. You may be eligible to file a claim against the general contractor or the property owner.

If you’re working construction, and suffer an injury because of a fall from a ladder, or improper scaffolding, or if you are exposed to any gravity-related risk, you may be entitled to bring an action against the owner of the building where the accident took place under the labor law. If you fell at a worksite from a ladder and sustained injuries you should contact an experienced labor law attorney. If you fell during construction because you scaffolding collapsed, you need an expert labor law attorney to determine the full amount of your rights.

If you are injured in circumstances like these, you could receive both workers’ compensation benefits and the payouts from a personal injury lawsuit. Attorney Proner can advise you about your eligibility for the circumstances surrounding your case. In all situations like these, attorney Proner will explore your case thoroughly to identify all possible sources of compensation.

Call a Trusted Work Injury Lawyer

If you were injured on the job, contact the law firm of Proner & Proner to secure an attorney who is committed to obtaining maximum benefits for you. To schedule a free initial consultation after a workplace accident, please call or fill out our online contact form today.

Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.