Were you or a loved one hurt at work? Now is the time to understand your rights. You might have a right to Workers’ Compensation benefits or file a lawsuit. But how do you know? You ask a lawyer. We highly recommend hiring an attorney to protect your rights after a Brooklyn workplace accident.
Do you know your rights and options after a work accident? Your employer might not be helpful when it comes to your Workers’ Compensation claim. They might not fight for you to get every penny you deserve. You might not have Workers’ Compensation, so what do you do now? Our experienced lawyers at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., will explain your options.
Whether or not you have Workers’ Compensation coverage, you might have the right to file a lawsuit. It depends on who was at fault for the workplace accident. Filing a third-party claim is a way to gain more compensation.
Our work injury lawyers will guide you through the process of recovering compensation. Our priority is getting you the most compensation possible, whether through a lawsuit or Workers’ Compensation benefits. We want to help you and your family back on your feet after you’re injured at work.
Our Brooklyn work injury attorneys help people after:
Give us a call right away if you or a loved one are dealing with:
When we take on your workplace injury case, we investigate thoroughly. We gather all the information possible to find out what happened, why, and who was at fault. In Brooklyn, you don’t need to prove fault to get Workers’ Compensation benefits. Workers’ Compensation is a type of no-fault insurance, and it’s available as long as your employer doesn’t think you were reckless or hurt yourself intentionally.
You have a third-party claim when someone from outside of your employer was at fault. A third party could be a:
If you were hurt because of unsafe conditions at a construction site, give our work injury lawyers in Brooklyn a call. New York State Law might determine who’s liable for your injuries. It could be a property owner or general contractor.
When a coworker, supervisor, or someone else with the same employer is to blame, you’ll file for Workers’ Comp. This isn’t a lawsuit. It’s an insurance claim. New York requires most employers to prove Workers’ Comp coverage.
Workers’ Compensation entitles you to:
If you have questions about Workers’ Compensation benefits or think you aren’t getting everything you should, call our Workers’ Comp lawyers immediately.
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If you were injured on the job because of a third party, you might benefit from filing a lawsuit. A third-party liability claim is a lawsuit against the negligent party directly and separately from your Workers’ Compensation claim.
The type of lawsuit you should file depends on who was at fault for your workplace accident. Your claim might be based on product liability, premises liability, or personal injury law. We’ll explain the law relevant to your claim and what to expect during the legal process. We’ll also explain your deadline for filing a lawsuit. Different claims have different statutes of limitations.
One of the benefits of pursuing a third-party liability claim is additional compensation. You can demand full and fair compensation for your:
If your loved one passed away during a workplace injury or from injuries sustained on the job, call us right away. Our work injury lawyers can guide you through the wrongful death claim process. A surviving spouse, child, or parent may be entitled to funeral and death benefits through Workers’ Compensation.
We’ll also investigate who caused the fatal work accident and evaluate whether you have a third-party claim. You might have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a person or business and demand more compensation.
Getting hurt at work can be an isolating experience. Instead of providing for your family, you’re limited by your injuries and the time you need to recover. But you don’t have to go through this experience alone. The Brooklyn work injury attorneys at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. are here to help.
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