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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:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
Workers' Compensation Verdicts & Settlements
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
Male, 27: Workers' compensation
Our client was performing routine maintenance on an air conditioner. He had to use a wooden ladder, which slid on a slippery floor, making him fall.
Injuries: Three fractures in his ankle requiring surgery
Female, 49: Workers' compensation
Our client fell off a two-story-high ladder at her workplace.
Injuries: Multiple fractures of both arms requiring surgery
Male, 59: Workers' compensation
Our client fell into an elevator shaft at his workplace.
Injuries: Five broken ribs, punctured right lung, liver laceration, soft tissue ankle and hip injuries
Road Rage Incident
Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
Hit and Run
Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.