In 2017, New York experienced 203,100 recordable cases of occupational injuries and illnesses as well as 313 fatal injuries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These figures are not out of the ordinary. Each year, thousands of workers are injured on the job in New York City and throughout the state. Hundreds lose their lives because of unsafe working conditions and negligence. If you have suffered a workplace injury in New York City, contact the New York personal injury lawyers with Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. right away.
We’ll advise you of your next steps, and when appropriate, represent you in a third-party liability lawsuit to secure all of the financial support you need or deserve. You can reach us online or by calling 212-490-5700 to set up a free case evaluation at our law office in Midtown Manhattan.
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Our workplace injury lawyers represent individuals who have suffered injuries in:
At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we represent workers recovering from moderate, severe, and catastrophic injuries. Whatever the type and extent of your injuries, we are here to help. Some of the most common work-related injuries we handle include:
If you are injured at work, your thoughts may immediately turn to filing a New York workers’ compensation claim. You are on the right path, but there also is more to think about. By working with an experienced lawyer, you can determine whose conduct led to the accident and your injuries.
The outcome of an investigation into the workplace accident may determine that your employer is liable for your injuries. This is true if a coworker, supervisor, or another employee of your employer caused the incident. When your employer is solely liable for your damages, then your only way to recover compensation is through a workers’ comp claim.
However, our New York work injury lawyers’ investigation may uncover that someone from outside of your employer’s business caused you harm. This is known as a third party, and it may be a:
When a third party is liable for the accident and your injuries in some way, whether they were entirely or partly to blame, then you may pursue compensation for your injuries through a third-party claim. Also, under New York State Law, a Property Owner and General Contractor may be responsible for unsafe conditions at a construction worksite.
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Most employees in NY are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which entitles you to specific benefits if they are injured. Workers’ comp is not a lawsuit and does not establish fault. When you file a workers’ comp claim, your employer’s insurance company covers your medical expenses. You can also receive a portion of your wages based on being considered temporarily, permanently, totally, or partially disabled. The medical coverage and wage benefits are often paid out over time or in some circumstances as a lump sum workers’ compensation settlement.
If someone from outside of your employer caused your workplace accident and injuries, then you should discuss pursuing compensation through a third-party liability lawsuit.
If you have a valid third-party claim, it is essential to consider pursuing it. The benefits you can receive through workers’ compensation are limited. They will not cover all of the expenses and financial losses you experience. Not to mention, there is no workers’ comp benefit dedicated to your pain, suffering, and emotional distress related to your injuries.
When a third-party claim is available, our New York work injury lawyers can help you to pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries, including compensation for:
For every type of legal claim, there is a deadline. You cannot wait indefinitely to pursue workers’ compensation benefits or to file a third-party lawsuit.
In New York, you typically have two years to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Various factors can impact how long you have to pursue benefits through a workers’ comp claim, so it is important to talk with a lawyer as soon as you can. Typically, you want to file a claim right away to ensure you receive your benefits right when you need them.
The New York statute of limitations for personal injury claims is usually three years. If you have a third-party personal injury claim, you have a bit longer to file than compared to your workers’ comp claim.
Not all third-party claims are straightforward personal injury lawsuits. If you have a premises liability, product liability, or wrongful death claim related to a workplace injury or death, you may face a different statute of limitations.
Although you can file workers’ compensation if you were in a car accident while working, you can also file a third party personal injury claim against the other driver for being negligent. Workers’ compensation may only cover part of your losses, but you can seek all of your damages in a third party claim.
Some of the most common work injuries we handle include car and truck accidents, construction site accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other accidents that occur on a work site.
You are required to notify your employer after a work injury, but you should also contact an experienced attorney as well. Do not make a statement to any insurance company before talking to a lawyer. We will evaluate your case and help you determine if you can make a third party claim for additional compensation to cover all of your damages.
If you were injured while on the job, or a loved one died in a workplace accident, we recommend speaking to Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. right away Our New York injury lawyers will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your work-related injury or relative’s death. We will advise you on your right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits and third-party liability compensation. We are here to guide you every step of the way, and we will always fight for the full benefits and compensation you are entitled to under the law.
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