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New York Work Injury Lawyers on Your Side
If you were injured at work, you deserve payment for time missed at work, medical bills and any other expenses you’ve encountered. Our New York workplace injury attorneys believe that when someone suffers a serious injury in service of an employer, they deserve payment for all the costs they suffer – permanent, temporary, economic and non-economic. We will help you determine the full costs of your suffering, so you can be sure you’re getting the payment you truly deserve.
At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we side with workers. Our clients know that we won’t let them be taken advantage of by their employers when they suffer a work injury. Let us fight for you. If you or a loved one has suffered a debilitating on-the-job injury, contact our team of experienced legal New York work injury lawyers to learn more about your options.
Schedule a free consultation with our New York work injury lawyer today by calling (516) 399-2364 or using our online form.
How Do I Get a Lawyer for a Work Injury?
Let Our NYC Work Injury Lawyer Fight for You
Workers typically have some form of recourse available if they’ve been hurt at work. An injured worker can file for workers’ compensation benefits or explore legal claims against at-fault businesses or individuals. You may know that you can seek legal help, but may wonder, how do I get a lawyer for a work injury? We help clients find a solution to their problem.
We’ll Explore the Following Options for Compensation:
- Workers’ compensation benefits
- Disability benefits for injured workers
- Third-party liability claims
- Personal injury claims.
The path toward fair compensation for a workplace injury isn’t always clear. We offer free consultations to help you better understand your options. We evaluate your case and give you our thoughts, so you can decide whether to move forward. Reach out to our workplace injury lawyer in NYC online or by calling (516) 399-2364.
Why You Should Get Help from Kaplan Lawyers
Choosing the Right New York Work Injury Lawyers Can Affect Your Benefits
When you’re hurt at work, you need to focus your energy on healing. You may feel sidelined when you aren’t able to work. You may worry about how you’ll cover bills that are piling up. Many injured workers assume the first step is to file for workers’ compensation benefits. That is often the case, but you may worry whether you’re eligible. To get answers on how you can and should proceed, talk to our NYC work injury lawyers. We can provide you guidance on not only your workers’ comp benefits, but we can also analyze the circumstances of your workplace injury to determine if you may have a case for a work injury legal claim.
At Kaplan Lawyers, we’ve helped hundreds of workers just like you. We understand the stress you feel and know that you most need to be sure you’ll get the compensation to which you’re entitled. When you work with our team of workplace accident lawyers in NYC, your worries will be put to rest. There are many reasons why clients come to us, and for those same reasons you can trust in our team to guide you through a New York work injury claim.
Why Our Workplace Injury Lawyers Are Your Best Choice
- Our detailed knowledge of New York personal injury law means we will fight for the maximum compensation possible in your case.
- Our thorough understanding of workers’ compensation laws means we will know how to best get you the full benefits you deserve.
- Our extensive experience with work injury cases supports the strategy we will develop for your claim.
- We have a strong history of winning results for our clients.
- Past clients describe how we successfully helped them.
- Attorney Jared Kaplan leads our team and will leverage his skills to guide your case.
- We care deeply about getting you the financial support you need to cover your medical and living expenses.
- Our compassionate team is dedicated to helping you and to helping our New York community.
Process of a Work Injury Case in New York
If your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, typically you cannot file a lawsuit against your employer for a work injury. Instead, you must pursue a workers’ comp claim. However, there are many injuries at work that involve negligence of parties other than, or in addition to, your employer. When a third party, like the manufacturer of a machine used in a factory, contributed to the cause of your work injury, you may pursue a lawsuit against that third party.
How Our Work Injury Law Firm Will Help You
Even if you believe you may know who is at fault for your work injury, it’s best not to jump to conclusions. Instead, you should talk with our experienced NYC work injury lawyers. We know the intricacies of New York laws surrounding injuries on the job and will fully evaluate the circumstances of your injury to prove which parties are at fault. If you need to pursue only a workers’ comp claim, we can assist you to ensure you get the full benefits you are due. If you can pursue a personal injury claim, we’ll leverage all our resources to aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered at work.
If any of the below circumstances apply to your employer, you may be better suited to file a work injury legal case rather than a workers’ compensation claim. The best way to find out what path is ideal for you to receive compensation for your injuries is to talk with our work injury lawyer at Kaplan Lawyers PC by calling (516) 399-2364.
Talk to our workplace accident lawyer if you…
- Are employed by a company that does not have workers’ comp insurance. In this case, there are other options that may be available to get you fair compensation for your injuries.
- Are employed by a company that is legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance but doesn’t. You may be able to file a legal claim if you are injured on the job.
- Are employed by a self-insured company which is dragging its feet in paying your claim. When workplace injuries occur due to negligence, injured employees have the right to receive fair and timely compensation.
- Believe you have a case against a third-party defendant. You may be able to receive damages through an additional third-party legal claim, even if you are also getting workers’ compensation benefits through your employer.
Whether you were injured on a construction site, by a forklift, from a burn accident, in a fall or exposure to toxins, among many other causes, our NYC work injury attorneys can help. In the case of a workplace injury, your employer is responsible for all related medical bills. Availability of coverage by NY workers’ compensation also applies to volunteer workers and foreign-born workers – even if it is your first day at work.
We offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your case. Get help now. Call our experienced work injury lawyer at Kaplan Lawyers PC at (516) 399-2364.
Getting Compensation for a Workplace Injury
The good news for workers is that most employers have workers’ compensation insurance. This means that a worker can receive benefits after a workplace injury, regardless of who was at fault. However, some workers might find the extent and costs of their injury disputed by employers or insurers. Additionally, certain types of workers might not be covered by workers’ compensation at all, leaving them to deal with the consequences of a workplace injury without any financial assistance.
When a worker gets less than they deserve for an on-the-job injury, they should explore all their legal options. This could mean seeking greater payments from an insurer or, if a worker isn’t covered by workers’ compensation, filing a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Workers are guaranteed the right to a safe workplace. Serious injuries are often the result of a person’s or business’s negligence, which means that somebody can be held accountable for the costs of that injury. Workers can file claims to receive compensation for…
- Lost income
- Lost work capacity
- Medical bills
- Any other damages they might encounter because of their injury.
Do you know how much you should be given after a workplace injury? You might be surprised at the expenses you’ve incurred because of your injury. We make sure our clients get payment that truly reflects the suffering they’ve experienced.
At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we provide legal representation to injured workers in New York to make sure they get the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered a debilitating on-the-job injury, contact our team of experienced legal New York work injury lawyers to learn more about your options.
Hazards in The Workplace
Hazards in The Workplace
from John Tucker
The Devastation of a Workplace Injury Isn’t Just Economic
People give so much of themselves to their employers. Roughly one-third of our adult lives are spent working. With that sort of dedication and investment, it’s reasonable to expect that if we are hurt on the job, we’ll be taken care of. Sadly, injured workers too often find themselves without compensation.
In addition to the immediate impact of a workplace injury (lost income and medical bills), these injuries can disrupt lives in many other significant ways. When people lose their ability to do their jobs, they lose a sense of purpose.
The pain and suffering of an injury can lead to…
- Fractured relationships
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of purpose.
These consequences are just as significant as the financial losses people experience from on-the-job injuries, and they should be factored into any damages you seek in an injury claim. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we look at the entire impact of your work injury, not just the financial costs. We have deep experience handling cases like yours. Reach out to our work injury lawyers in New York to talk about the details of your situation so we can explain your legal options. You deserve compensation for your economic losses and for non-economic damages, too.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Work Injury?
How to Determine if You Have a Work Injury Case
If you’ve suffered an on-the-job injury, you might not know where to begin. It may seem like you should file a workers’ comp claim. Perhaps so, but you may have other options, too. You might be asking yourself all sorts of questions about your legal options, including…
Does your employer carry workers’ compensation insurance?
New York State requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, including for part-time employees, full-time domestic workers and some farmworkers. Even volunteers at for-profit companies and family members doing company work may be eligible for workers’ compensation. An additional thing to note is that notice of coverage for workers’ compensation must be posted in the employer’s place of business. If an employer who is legally required to provide workers’ compensation doesn’t carry it, they are not only in trouble with the state, but may be subject to lawsuits from injured workers.
Who cannot get workers’ compensation coverage?
Not everyone working in New York is eligible for workers’ comp. For example, people covered under municipal or federal compensation systems, such as police officers and interstate railroad employees, are not covered under state workers’ comp laws. Independent contractors are also not covered under workers’ compensation insurance.
Are you considered an employee or an independent contractor?
If you are an employee of a company and covered under the company’s workers’ compensation insurance, you cannot sue your employer, with extremely limited exceptions. Workers’ comp was essentially put in place to protect employers from lawsuits while ensuring a level of coverage for injured workers. However, if you are an independent contractor not covered under workers’ compensation, you might be able to bring a lawsuit if you are negligently injured at a worksite or while performing work for the company.
Should you file a third-party claim to get payment for your injury?
If you suffered a work injury due to the negligence of a third party, you might consider filing a third-party liability claim against that person or entity through the legal system. A third party is someone other than your employer who is responsible or partially responsible for your injury. Examples of third parties include product manufacturers, subcontractors and vendors. A negligent driver who causes an accident that injures you while you are driving for your job is also a third party. If you are eligible for workers’ compensation, you have the right to sue the third party in addition to collecting insurance benefits, which are often minimal and won’t compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Is your injury temporary or permanent?
If you’ve suffered a temporary injury and can foresee going back to work in the same job once you’ve recovered, your financial impacts are probably not as great as they would be had you been permanently injured. In some cases, permanent injuries prevent workers from performing their old jobs and they may have to take lower paying positions. And sometimes people who are permanently injured can no longer work at all. Employees covered by workers’ comp have different levels and lengths of disability benefits available to them, depending on the degree to which they are injured on the job and whether those injuries are temporary or permanent. In the case of permanent injuries, you may find that workers’ compensation insurance cannot adequately repay you for all you have lost because of your work injury.
These questions all play a role in determining what path you take toward compensation. While the path isn’t the same for every worker, it’s important to understand that there is almost always an option available. It’s simply a matter of finding the right one for you. Our team of work injury attorneys wants to help.
Most Common Workplace Injuries
Most Common Workplace Injuries
from John Tucker
NYS Work Injury Prevention Programs
New York State Provides Incentives and Oversight for Businesses to Practice Safety Prevention
The state of New York proactively encourages businesses to make their workplaces safe. There are two Codes applicable to this program to cover both large and small businesses. One approach is an incentive to businesses that pay at least $5,000 in annual workers’ compensation insurance premiums (Industrial Code Rule 60). Ideally, it is best to prevent work injuries, and Code 60 encourages that. Larger companies with an annual payroll above $800,000 must take part in a Safety and Loss Prevention Program, which involves visits by staff of the Department of Labor to review their workplace safety measures (Industrial Code Rule 59).
New York employers know that making their workplaces safe should be a priority, but some will cut corners to save money or will simply ignore potential dangers. If you were hurt at work and your employer didn’t maintain a safe workplace, not only might they face regulatory problems, they may face a lawsuit.
When you come to our team of New York workplace accident lawyers, we will aggressively fight a legal battle for you. We will develop a legal strategy to ensure you receive the full compensation you are due. We are ready to fight for you. Give our work injury attorneys a call today at (516) 399-2364 for your free consult.
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan has focused his career on advancing his legal knowledge though the day to day practice of law. Jared is a partner in the law firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC in Syosset, New York and has been a practicing attorney for nearly 20 years. His career started in litigation, so Jared is aware of the pitfalls in litigation and uses that knowledge in the representation of his clients in complex matters. [ Attorney Bio ]
When Workers’ Compensation Isn’t an Option…
WHY YOU NEED A WORK INJURY LAWYER IN NEW YORK
Not every worker – or workplace injury – is covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Independent contractors, for example, are generally not offered the same benefits as “employees,” and this is particularly true when it comes to compensation due to injuries.
Even if a worker isn’t covered by workers’ comp, they still have legal options available. We’ve helped clients find other means to get the payment they deserve.
- Misclassification Claims– Some businesses hire workers as contractors to save money, even though those workers should technically be classified as employees. If you’ve been misclassified, you can say so in a legal claim. If successful, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation.
- Third-party Liability Claims– Sometimes a worker’s injury is caused by the negligence of a third party (in other words, a non-employer). A third party can include the manufacturer of a faulty product, the owner of a hazardous property, or a careless driver. If one of these parties was responsible for your injuries, you can hold them accountable for the damages you’ve suffered.
- Personal Injury Claims– For independent contractors that aren’t covered by workers’ compensation programs, personal injury claims are often the preferred method of getting payment. If your employer doesn’t offer you benefits through workers’ comp, then they can be named in a lawsuit by an injured worker.
Just because you aren’t covered by workers’ compensation doesn’t mean you are without options. Let us find the right option for you. Contact Kaplan Lawyers PC today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation by calling (516) 399-2364 or going online.
Suffered a Workplace Injury in New York?
OUR NEW YORK WORK INJURY LAWYERS CAN HELP
If you or a loved one has suffered an on-the-job injury, you have the right to pursue the compensation you deserve. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we are proud to help injured workers across New York and fight to get them their owed payment. We will investigate your case to determine who is at fault, so they can be held accountable to pay for your injury-related expenses.
Our NYC work injury attorneys have handled many of these cases, and we know the tactics used by employers and insurers to minimize their payments to workers. We stand up for our clients to ensure they are treated fairly.
Let us fight for you. To learn more about how we can help you, contact Kaplan Lawyers PC to schedule a free consultation. You can contact Kaplan Lawyers PC by filling out our online form or giving us a call at (516) 399-2364. Your case evaluation is free, and you are under no obligation to proceed if you aren’t comfortable doing so.