Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys New York City, NY

What Is Workers’ Compensation and How Can You File a Workers’ Comp Claim in NYC, Brooklyn, Bronx, or Queens?

If you have been injured or became ill while performing work as an employee, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. It is important to know your rights so that you can be sure you will receive all of the appropriate medical care and compensation due to you.

If you’ve been injured at work, whether or not you have a good relationship with your employer, you may need a law firm to help you get the compensation you are entitled to under the law in your particular state, whether that’s New York, New Jersey or any other state. Proner & Proner will also help with third party liability claims.

Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistance for Injured Employees in NYC

NYC Workers' Comp LawyersEvery state has a unique set of rules for documenting workers’ compensation claims. Proner & Proner is currently representing injured workers in multiple state workers’ compensation claims and we can advise you upon your request. Proner & Proner can help you fill out all necessary forms and make sure you get the compensation you deserve. There is no limitation on the type of accident that may be covered under a workers’ compensation claim.

The claims that we typically hear about are often those that take place in the most dangerous of industries, like the construction trade. We have successfully represented injured workers who fell because of improper scaffolding, had slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, burns, loss of hearing and fractures.

As long as somebody is injured at work, their claim should be covered under workers’ compensation. The injured worker does not need to be concerned about who is at fault for the accident. If the injured worker sustained the injury at work, the claim should be covered under workers’ compensation regardless of fault.

Free Consultation with Experienced NYC Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Did you suffer an injury in the workplace in New York, Queens, Brooklyn, or the Bronx, NY? For additional information about your NY Workers’ Comp claim, contact Proner & Proner today!

New York Workers’ Compensation FAQ

If you’ve been injured at work, the most important thing is to get proper medical attention. Often an injured worker has questions regarding who will pay for their medical treatment and other health related expenses. If you’ve been injured while at work, expenses related to your treatment should be covered under workers’ compensation benefits.

What Should I Do If I Am Injured at Work in NY?

Aside from getting proper medical attention, the worker has an obligation to notify their employer at the earliest possible opportunity of the accident and that it did in fact occur at work. This notice to employer should be in writing, although oral statements to a supervisor sometimes suffice. If you need any help in navigating through what may seem a difficult process, hiring an experienced workers’ compensation attorney could help you and your family from losing out on valuable workers’ compensation benefits.

At Proner & Proner, if we accept your case, we will immediately file all necessary paperwork for to make the workers compensation process simpler, as we do for all of our clients.

What Should I Do If I Am Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits in New York?

Being denied workers’ compensation benefits is always of great concern. Workers’ compensation benefits may be badly needed to pay for rent, food, and other living expenses.  Sometimes, acceptance of a claim may be easily achieved by providing supplemental documentation. Other times a denial may be because an employer denies the accident was work-related or that the injuries did not take place at the work site. A hearing can be requested by the injured worker and an experienced attorney can often establish the claim, providing the worker with back wages and all health-related expenses.


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.