Were you or a loved one involved in a work-related vehicle accident? We’re here to help you through the insurance claim and legal process that follows. Whether you were injured or lost a relative in the collision, you need compensation so you and your family can pay the bills. You need to receive workers’ compensation insurance benefits right away. If you’re entitled to personal injury damages, you want to get started on the lawsuit as soon as possible. All of that can be overwhelming when you’re hurt or grieving, which is why we recommend giving us a call at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. at (212) 490-5700 or reaching out through our online form. Let us put our years of experience to work for you, starting with a free care review.
After being injured at work, it is best to notify your supervisor right away. Notification gets the workers’ compensation claim started. But from there, you might need some legal advice and representation.
Do you know all your rights and options after getting hurt at work? Most workers don’t. We’re here to guide you through the workers’ compensation claim process. This isn’t a lawsuit—it’s an insurance claim. But you also might have the right to file a lawsuit against another business or individual. Whatever your circumstances, we protect your rights and fight for you to receive fair compensation.
You might be up against a workers’ compensation insurance company that wants to limit its expenses. You have to be confident and ready to fight for all the benefits you’re entitled to. We help you receive the maximum workers’ comp benefits possible while you recover and if you’re partly or fully disabled. It’s particularly important to have an attorney if you might negotiate a lump sum settlement instead of receiving weekly pay.
Whether or not you can file a lawsuit after a work-related transportation accident depends on who caused your injuries. If it was a coworker, then workers’ comp is typically your sole remedy. But if someone from outside your employer was at fault, then we’ll discuss filing a lawsuit against the negligent person or business.
You might be entitled to file a lawsuit regarding work-related injuries. But there’s always a deadline. New York has a three-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. By working with an experienced work injury lawyer, you have a legal advocate who will make sure you head to court as soon as possible and before the filing deadline hits.
Unfortunately, work-related crashes are all too common in New York and across the U.S., and employers and insurers aren’t always forthcoming about workers’ rights and benefits. At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we have years of experience representing workers hurt in vehicle accidents while on the job. We help you obtain the benefits you need to pay for your medical expenses and some of your lost wages.
We handle cases involving work-related:
After a work-related vehicle accident, you want to move forward with getting your workers’ comp benefits right away to cover your immediate medical care and other expenses.
Workers’ compensation benefits include:
Medical benefits: Insurance will cover all your reasonable and necessary medical care.
Lost wages: If you’re out of work for more than seven days, then insurance will pay cash benefits. Pay will be equal to two-thirds of your average weekly wages multiplied by your percentage of disability.
One of the biggest issues you can face is having your workers’ compensation claim denied. Your employer or the insurance company might claim the vehicle accident wasn’t covered because of when or how it happened. They might accuse you of being reckless or intentionally getting hurt. An initial denial isn’t the end of the road, though. Call HKD to talk with a workplace accident lawyer immediately.
Another issue is getting your necessary medical care covered. If the insurance company thinks a medical service or procedure isn’t necessary or reasonable, they’ll refuse to pay for it. This can be tough when common and conservative treatments aren’t effective, and your doctors want to move forward with newer or alternative options. Our team is here to fight for you to get the best medical care possible and have it covered by workers’ comp.
We also handle cases where benefits are not calculated correctly. When we handle your case, we double and triple check the calculations for your average weekly wages and income benefits. We want you to get the most compensation possible while you recover or in the event you sustain a disability.
One of the most important steps you can take after being hurt in a work-related transportation accident is figuring out who caused the collision. Who was at fault determines whether you can only receive workers’ compensation benefits or whether you also are entitled to personal injury damages.
If someone employed by the same business as you caused the accident, then you can’t file a lawsuit, usually. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. But when someone who is not a coworker caused the accident, then talk with a New York work injury attorney about filing a third-party liability claim.
A liable third party could be an:
Our team at HKD will investigate your workplace accident and gather evidence of what happened. We’ll identify who caused the collision. With this information in hand, we can tell you whether you’re entitled to file a third-party claim or not.
Workers’ compensation is beneficial when you’re injured on the job. But it won’t make up for all of your lost wages or pain and suffering. It can never make you fully whole. If you are entitled to file a third-party liability claim, then you can receive additional compensation for:
Did you lose a spouse, parent, or child in a workplace vehicle accident? Talk with us about getting worker compensation benefits, including funeral and wage payments. You can receive up to a certain amount to pay for funeral and burial expenses.
Also, a surviving spouse, minor children, children under 23 years old in college, and adult children with a disability can receive weekly pay or a lump sum settlement. Wage benefits are equal to two-thirds of the deceased workers’ average weekly wages, subject to maximum and minimum amounts established by law. How these benefits are divided depends on which close relatives survived the worker. You can result assured that when you’re trying to move forward after losing a loved one, we’ll fight for you and your family to receive the maximum benefits possible.
After a work-related collision, you have your choice of attorneys in New York. But it’s not helpful to call up the first law firm you hear about. Not all firms are equally effective. Instead, it’s best to work with a lawyer you can trust to advocate for your rights, treat you with compassion, and fight for you to receive the best possible outcome in your case.
Each of our partners has years of experience as litigators in some of the largest, most profitable personal injury law firms in New York. We know what we’re doing because we’ve been doing it for years. We aren’t afraid to go up against unscrupulous employers and insurers, including taking them to court to fight for your rights.
There’s a reason our partners left Big Law to form their own firm. We wanted to be able to provide each of our clients with personalized service. You’ll never be treated like one of many case files. You’ll be treated like a whole human deserving of compassion and respect.
Most of all, you want a lawyer who can get you results. We have recovered over $500 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients, including some million and multi-million-dollar case results. View our case results to learn more about how we handle workplace accident claims.
You don’t have to deal with everything yourself after a workplace transportation accident. It usually is in your best interest to work with an attorney who knows New York workers’ compensation and personal injury laws and is experienced in handling insurance claims and litigation. Our team at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., has decades of experience they will put to work for you. Contact us online or call (212) 490-5700 to set up your free initial consultation.
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