New York City Workplace Accident Lawyer
Whether you work in an office or on an NYC construction site, there’s a chance you can get injured on the job. A workplace injury can really disrupt your life. You might need extensive medical care and be forced to stay home while you recover. As a result, your income may suffer. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer’s workers’ compensation program or even a negligent third party.
Don’t hesitate to contact the experienced workplace accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC to learn about your legal rights and options. Since 1977, we’ve been advocating on behalf of New Yorkers who’ve been hurt at work. Our hard work pays off; our law firm has secured more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients.
Your first consultation is free, so contact us by phone or reach out to us online to schedule yours today. We represent clients across New York, so call us if you’ve been hurt at work in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, or Westchester.
Why Should I Call an NYC Workplace Accident Lawyer For Help?
Accidents at work happen all the time. Sometimes those accidents can leave you struggling with painful, debilitating injuries. When that happens, you’ll probably need some financial assistance to cover your medical bills and lost wages.
Even though you might be entitled to money, it can be a challenge to actually get cash in your hands. Hiring an attorney can make a huge difference in your pursuit of compensation.
You should call the experienced personal injury lawyers in New York City at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC immediately a workplace accident because:
- You may be entitled to compensation, even if you caused your workplace accident.
- More than one person might be responsible – and liable – for your workplace injuries.
- Insurance companies and employers will fight you every step of the way, which could hurt your ability to recover maximum compensation.
- Your injury claim must be valued properly. Our firm works with some of the best injury experts in NYC to help make sure that happens.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, our personal injury lawyers have more than 200 combined years of experience handling workplace accident cases. If you’ve been hurt at work in New York City, we’re here to help you. Just give us a quick call to schedule a time to discuss your case for free.
We Handle All NYC Workplace Accident Cases
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, millions of American workers sustain injuries or illnesses at work. These injuries lead to lost time at work, expensive medical bills, financial stress, and even death. If you’ve been injured at work or while performing a job-related task, the attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC will help you pursue compensation.
We represent clients who’ve sustained work-related injuries involving:
- Construction site accidents
- Slips and falls
- Exposure to chemicals or toxins (including, but not limited to, asbestos and lead)
- Repetitive motion injuries (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Back injuries
- Heat exposure
- Motor vehicle accidents, and more.
It doesn’t matter how or why you got hurt on the job. Call our NYC law firm to schedule a free consultation. Our legal team will review your case and explain the best legal strategies for your particular situation. If you decide to pursue compensation, we can stand by your side throughout the entire process.
How Do I Get Money If I’ve Been Hurt in a Workplace Accident in New York?
There are two possible ways to seek compensation if you’ve been hurt in a NYC workplace accident: through workers’ compensation insurance or a personal injury lawsuit.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
With a few exceptions, almost all employers in New York are required to have a workers’ compensation insurance policy. This policy covers the cost of medical benefits and lost wages when workers get hurt or develop an illness on the job.
Workers’ comp exists so that employers don’t have to worry about the threat of lawsuits, and employees are guaranteed compensation if they get hurt at work. So, if you seek workers’ compensation benefits after an accident, you waive your right to sue your employer. However, you’ll have an easier time recovering some compensation, regardless of who’s responsible for your injuries. That’s right – you can collect workers’ comp even if you are partly (or entirely) responsible for getting hurt.
Even though workers’ compensation is an easier path to recovering money after an accident, there are limitations. You’ll have to comply with insurance company rules and procedures. You’ll have to seek medical treatment from a pre-approved medical provider, not your own doctor. There are also limits on what you can recover benefits for. This includes:
- Medical bills
- A percentage of your lost wages
- Temporary and/or permanent disability, and
- Death benefits for your family, if you die in a fatal workplace accident.
You cannot recover money for pain and suffering or emotional distress.
It can be tough to get all of the money you need from a workers’ compensation policy. Your employer and their insurance provider won’t make things easy. It’s in their best interest to minimize your payout. Don’t hesitate to hire an attorney to help you assert your rights and fight to maximize your recovery.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
Generally speaking, you can’t file a lawsuit against your employer if they have a workers’ compensation insurance policy. However, you still reserve the right to file a lawsuit if a negligent third party contributed to your workplace accident or injury.
Example: Let’s say that you’re a construction worker and were hurt while using a piece of heavy machinery on a job site. An investigation reveals that the machine was defective. In addition to filing a claim to recover workers’ comp benefits, you may also want to file a product liability lawsuit against the company that sold or manufactured the defective equipment.
Example: You work for an electrician in NYC and are driving the company truck to pick up some supplies. All of a sudden, you’re broadsided by another vehicle when someone runs a red light. Since you were hurt while performing a job-related task, you can seek workers’ comp. You may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the car that hit you.
When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you can seek damages for everything covered by workers’ compensation insurance, as well as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Disfigurement, and more.
Under New York state law, anyone who contributes to your accident or injury can be liable for resulting damages. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, we can seek compensation from anyone who caused you to get hurt at work. Call our NYC law firm today to learn more.
We’ll Fight to Get Money For All Of Your Workplace Injuries
Every day, 14 workers are killed in fatal workplace accidents across the United States. Thousands more sustain injuries and develop illnesses while performing work-related tasks. Any workplace injury or illness can be devastating to you and your family. It can generate expensive medical bills, limit your ability to work, and put you in a really tough financial situation.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, we understand how a work-related injury can affect your life. That’s why were here to help you when you need it most. Call us for help getting money for any workplace injury, including, but not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injury
- Brain injury
- Back and neck injury
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Cancer or chronic disease
- Lost limbs
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death, and more.
We’re always available to take your call, day or night, 365 days a year. Your first consultation is free, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help today.
You’ll only have a limited amount of time to pursue compensation after you get hurt on the job in NYC. You risk losing out on valuable compensation if you hesitate or wait too long to initiate a legal claim. The attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC are here to help you assert your right to get the money you need. We’ve been successfully helping accident victims in NYC for more than 40 years.
There’s no risk in asking for our help, so give us a call today to schedule your free, no-obligation case assessment today.