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Getting injured at work is not a situation you can plan for. There are countless ways an injury might be sustained, regardless of what type of industry you work in. Whether you were injured because of defective equipment on a construction site, or tripped and fell at the office, the good news about sustaining any sort of injury or illness at your workplace is that it will most likely be covered under workers’ compensation.
At Proner & Proner, our attorneys have years of experience working with victims of workplace accidents. We have the skill, knowledge and background in handling third party liability claims, filing workers’ compensation paperwork and answering any questions you may have about the details and prognosis of your claim.
Regardless of the details surrounding your injury, one of the first things you ought to do is alert your supervisor of what happened. In the Bronx, New York, you have up to 30 days to provide your supervisor with written notice of your injury, however this is something you should try to do as soon as you can instead of waiting. The longer you wait to notify your supervisor, the longer it will take for you to be compensated for your injuries.
Regardless of the kind of working relationship you share with your employer, hiring a lawyer for work injury in Bronx, New York to assist you is a recommended step to ensuring that you will be getting the correct amount of money owed to you. We will help you complete and file the necessary paperwork to submit for workers’ compensation. A main concern many injured workers often hold is wondering who is at fault for the injury, and if they are at fault, will that create obstacles to getting workers’ compensation. At Proner & Proner, we have experience in navigating these murky waters and will help you understand that if an injury happened at work, it will most likely be covered under workers’ compensation regardless of who is at fault.
In the event that you fall victim to a workplace injury or illness, there is some comfort in the fact that there are no limitations as to what will qualify for workers’ compensation as long as it was sustained while performing work-related duties. At Proner & Proner, we handle a variety of workers’ compensation cases and are here to fight for you to ensure that you are given the maximum compensation owed to you. Schedule a free consultation with our Bronx, NY office today.
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.