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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer New York

NYC Injury Lawyers Help Victims of Work Accidents Navigate Complex Workers’ Compensation Laws

If you have been injured or became ill while performing work as an employee in the Bronx, New York City, or anywhere else in NY, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, many workers encounter bumps in the road when it comes time to apply for their benefits. 

If you have been injured in a work accident, it’s important to know your rights to make sure you will receive all of the appropriate medical care and compensation that is rightfully yours.  At Proner & Proner, our injury lawyers have helped NYC accident victims recover over $400 million in compensation–and counting. 

Recent examples of successful outcomes we have fought to secure for workers in NYC include:

  • $750,000 recovery for a worker who sustained a herniated disc after falling through a ceiling while changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace,
  • $600,000 recovery for a worker who sustained an ankle injury after his ladder slipped on a wet floor,
  • $500,000 recovery for a worker who was sustained multiple arm fractures after falling from a two-story-high ladder at work.

If you’ve been injured at work in New York, our experienced lawyers can help you get the compensation you are entitled to under your state’s laws, whether that’s New York, New Jersey, or any other state. This is the case whether or not you have a good relationship with your employer—who may be financially motivated to deny or delay your claim.

To schedule a free case review to discuss options for getting the most available compensation in your case, call our office or fill out this online contact form today.

Common Work Accidents Creating the Right to NYC Workers’ Compensation Benefits

As understandable, our NYC workers’ compensation lawyers often hear about work accidents that take place in the most dangerous of industries, such as the construction trade. We have successfully represented injured workers in accidents caused by:

Every state has a unique set of rules for handling workers’ compensation claims. Proner & Proner is currently representing injured workers in workers’ compensation claims throughout multiple states.  We stand ready to put our experience to work for you and advise you upon your request.

Proner & Proner can help you fill out all necessary forms and make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Remember, there are no limits as to the type of accident that may be covered under a workers’ compensation claim.  Even injuries caused by work that occur over time—such as repetitive stress injuries—are covered.

To learn more and tell us what happened in your specific case, call our talented NYC workers’ compensation lawyers for a free case evaluation today.

Skilled Injury Lawyers Proner & Proner Explore All Options to Help NYC Work Accident Victims Get the Workers’ Compensation Benefits They Deserve

If you’ve been injured at work, the most important thing is to get proper medical attention. Often, injured workers have questions about who will pay for their medical treatment and other health-related expenses. If you’ve been injured while at work, all expenses related to your treatment should be covered by NYC’s workers’ compensation benefits.

In most cases, NYC workers’ compensation benefits should be available as long as:

  • You were injured at work while performing work-related duties (or even through exposure to toxic chemicals in the workplace),
  • You were an employee, not an independent contractor,
  • You were not intoxicated or using drugs at the time of the accident.

Workers’ compensation benefits are available even if you or a co-worker caused the accident in which you were injured.  If the injured worker sustained the injury at work, the claim should be covered under workers’ compensation regardless of fault.  However, fault can be important in work accident cases. 

Sometimes, you might be entitled to file a third-party lawsuit for compensation that goes above and beyond your workers’ compensation benefits—which only covers about 2/3 of your lost wages and your medical bills.  A third-party claim against a non-employer, such as the property owner or a subcontractor, can give you the right to compensation for:

  • All lost wages,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress,
  • And more.

Contact Our Trusted NYC Workers’ Compensation Lawyers for a Free Consultation Today

When choosing a lawyer, it’s important to remember that experience matters.  You want the best possible lawyer—one with a proven track record of successfully helping clients in work-related accidents.  Proner & Proner offers this experience, along with a small-firm environment so that your case gets the personal attention you deserve.

To learn more about our firm and how we can help with your workers’ compensation claim, call our top-rated injury lawyers at Proner & Proner in New York City for a free case review today.  You can also fill out this online contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions About NYC Workers’ Compensation Claims

FAQ: What should I do if I was injured at work in NYC?

Aside from getting proper medical attention, you also have an obligation to notify your employer (or supervisor) at the earliest possible opportunity. Tell your employer about the accident, making clear that it occurred at work. This notice should be in writing, and provided within 30 days of the accident. If you need any help in navigating through what may seem a difficult process, hiring an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help prevent you and your family from losing out on valuable workers’ compensation benefits.

When the skilled labor accident lawyers at Proner & Proner accept your case, we will immediately file all necessary paperwork to simplify the NYC workers’ compensation process—which is our key goal for all of our clients.

FAQ: What should I do if my claim for workers’ compensation benefits in NYC was denied?

If your workers’ compensation benefits were denied, this should immediately raise a red flag and is a sign that you should contact a lawyer. We know that you need your workers’ compensation benefits to pay for rent, food, and other living expenses. Sometimes, getting your claim accepted can be achieved by simply providing supplemental documentation to the insurance board. In other cases, you might not know that the denial was based on:

– Your employer’s denial that the accident was work-related,
– Your employer’s statements that you weren’t really injured in the work accident.

Our experienced lawyers will investigate, request a hearing and work to establish the validity of your claim. If successful, your workers’ compensation benefits will include your back wages and all health-related expenses incurred prior to the claim’s approval.

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