Workplace Injury Attorneys In NYC

Answer a few simple questions to determine if we can help!

¡Responda algunas preguntas simples para determinar si podemos ayudarlo!

When did you get hurt?

¿Cuándo te lastimaste?

Were you the driver or passenger?

¿Fuiste el conductor o el pasajero?

What kind of vehicle were you in?

¿En qué tipo de vehículo estabas?

What type of damage did your vehicle sustain from the accident?

¿Qué tipo de daño sufrió su vehículo por el accidente?

What kind of vehicle was the other party driving?

¿Qué tipo de vehículo conducía la otra parte?

What kind of medical treatment did you receive after the accident?

¿Qué tipo de tratamiento médico recibió después del accidente?

Complete this form and our team member will get back to you!

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Vehicle Form

We are sorry.

Based on your answers, you do not qualify for our program at this time.

Lo sentimos.

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When did you get hurt?

¿Cuándo te lastimaste?

Were you crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk?

¿Estaba cruzando en un cruce peatonal?

Did anyone witness your accident?

¿Alguien fue testigo de su accidente?

Were any pictures taken at the accident?

¿Se tomaron fotos en el accidente?

What type of injury did you sustain?

¿Qué tipo de lesión sufriste?

What kind of medical treatment did you receive after the accident?

¿Qué tipo de tratamiento médico recibió después del accidente?

Complete this form and our team member will get back to you!

Complete este formulario y nuestro miembro del equipo se pondrá en contacto con usted!

Pedestrian Form

We are sorry.

Based on your answers, you do not qualify for our program at this time.

Lo sentimos.

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When did you get hurt?

¿Cuándo te lastimaste?

Was the slip and fall in front of a residence or business

¿Fue el resbalón y la caída frente a una residencia o negocio?

What type of injury did you sustain?

¿Qué tipo de lesión sufriste?

Did anybody witness your fall?

¿Alguien fue testigo de tu caída?

Were any pictures taken at your fall?

¿Se tomaron fotos en su caída?

What kind of medical treatment did you receive after the accident?

¿Qué tipo de tratamiento médico recibió después del accidente?

Complete this form and our team member will get back to you!

Complete este formulario y nuestro miembro del equipo se pondrá en contacto con usted!

Slip Form

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Based on your answers, you do not qualify for our program at this time.

Lo sentimos.

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When did you get hurt?

¿Cuándo te lastimaste?

What was the cause of your injury?

¿Cuál fue la causa de su lesión?

What type of injury did you sustain?

¿Qué tipo de lesión sufriste?

Complete this form and our team member will get back to you!

Complete este formulario y nuestro miembro del equipo se pondrá en contacto con usted!

Workplace Form

We are sorry.

Based on your answers, you do not qualify for our program at this time.

Lo sentimos.

En base a sus respuestas, no califica para nuestro programa en este momento.

When did you get hurt?

¿Cuándo te lastimaste?

What type of vehicle were you on?

¿En qué tipo de vehículo estabas?

What type of damage your vehicle sustained from the accident?

¿Qué tipo de daño sufrió su vehículo por el accidente?

What kind of vehicle was the other party driving?

¿Qué tipo de vehículo conducía la otra parte?

What kind of medical treatment did you receive after the accident?

¿Qué tipo de tratamiento médico recibió después del accidente?

Complete this form and our team member will get back to you!

Complete este formulario y nuestro miembro del equipo se pondrá en contacto con usted!

Biker Form

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How 1.800.HURT.511 can help after your on-the-job accident!

How 1.800.HURT.511 can help after your on-the-job accident

As an employee or contractor of a company in New York, it is likely that you are covered under workers’ compensation if you are injured on the job. It acts as a form of insurance, both for workers and employers, in that it protects the employees from the financial impacts of an injury, but it equally covers the employer for being sued for the injury.

The benefits of workers’ compensation include medical coverage, rehabilitation, and lost wages. Since workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program, state governments typically require employers to register through an insurer. However, just because employers must register for these programs, that does not mean they will not try to fight or even deny your compensation claim. Insurance companies handling these claims will do their best to keep costs to a minimum, which could mean trying to invalidate your injury claim or limiting your potential for compensation.

If you have been injured at work, contact the team at 1.800.HURT.511 today to learn about how we can help you through this process. We offer a free case evaluation so that we can make the best recommendation for you about which personal injury attorney to work with in order to maximize your chances of a successful outcome. Reach out to us as soon as possible to begin this process immediately, and read more about workers compensation below to get a better idea of how an attorney can help you.

Examples of Common Workplace Injuries and Accidents

Any type of accident or injury you can imagine can occur in any work environment in New York City. Here are some of the most common types of workplace injuries that result in workers’ compensation claims:

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Not all injuries happen in an instant. Some injuries can be gradually sustained over time through repetitive movements or motions. Damage to muscles, nerves, tendons, and ligaments are common for employees who perform the same task repeatedly throughout the day. These injuries are common for individuals who work on computers, on assembly lines, or with machinery. Proper posture and regular breaks can help alleviate symptoms and injuries. 

Work-Related Car Accidents

Car accidents are typically one of the first types of accidents that come to mind when considering workplace injuries; however, truck drivers, ride-share drivers, delivery drivers, cab drivers and other workers who occasionally or regularly drive as part of their duties are at an increased risk for car accident injuries. Practicing driver safety such as wearing seatbelts, focusing on the road, and not following too closely can help lessen the risk of such injuries. Additionally, vehicle maintenance and repairs will play a significant role in the safety of an individual who drives for work. 

Hearing and Vision Loss

Last but not least, hearing and vision loss are common in industries including, but not limited to: construction, farming, and machinery. While most of these industries require proper hearing and vision equipment and safety procedures, these types of injuries are still common. 

Construction Accidents

First and foremost on the list are construction sites. As soon as you step foot onto a construction site, your risk of an accident or injury significantly increases. Working on a construction site increases the risk of exposure to accident and injury risks.  Not only are construction sites inherently dangerous, but there are a significant number of other factors that can endanger someone working in such an environment. If safety precautions are not followed, injuries such as burns, falls, head injuries, broken bones, and more can result. In New York, it is not uncommon for construction workers to fall from unstable scaffolding. It is imperative to be on high alert and follow all safety procedures when on construction sites.

Electrocution Accidents

While electrocution accidents usually occur on construction sites, any worker who comes into contact with power lines, exposed wires, or extension cords must take proper care to ensure their own safety and the safety of those around them. Injuries sustained as a result of electrocution can cause serious and even fatal injuries.

Machinery Accidents

Machinery accidents, which can occur as a result of improper training, defective equipment, or failure to follow safety procedures, can be serious and life-threatening. Working with machinery requires extensive training and a variety of safety requirements that everyone involved in the work must be familiar with in order to maximize the safety of all involved.

Heavy Lifting Injuries

Heavy lifting injuries are common in construction, but can also occur in industries such as retail and office jobs where heavy lifting is uncommon. In industries like these, employees may not be aware of proper protocol and posture for heavy lifting and are therefore at risk of injury because of improper training.

Frequently Asked Questions About New York Workers Compensation

What should I do after I am injured on the job?

1.Report your injury to your manager/boss/supervisor immediately.

2.Call 911 or request to see your doctor.

3.Complete a workers’ compensation claim form.

Until you report your injury, complete and submit a claim form,  your employer is not obligated to provide benefits. Do NOT make the mistake of waiting until the injury becomes more painful or unbearable to report the injury. Remember: the sooner you report and submit your claim, the sooner it is possible to receive compensation while you are unable to work.

What type of benefits am I entitled to?

Generally, you’re entitled to four basic benefits:

Medical treatment

The insurance company covers the bills for all treatment required to cure or alleviate the effects of the injury (within reason).

Disability payments

If you are temporarily unable to work you are entitled to some amount of compensation for lost wages.

Permanent disability settlement

If the injury causes you to be permanently impaired, you are entitled to compensation based on the significance of the disability.

Vocational rehabilitation

If you are unable to return to your previous job, you are entitled to assistance in finding new employment.

Who pays for my workers’ compensation benefits?

Contrary to popular belief, your benefits will not be paid by New York State but will be paid by the insurance company that your employer uses for this coverage. These insurance companies will generally work in the best interest of the employer (as well as their own financial best interests) and will try to pay out as little compensation as possible. This is why it is so important to have an aggressive lawyer fighting for you.

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If you have been injured, we understand that you are dealing with mounting stress over bills and expenses, as well as lost wages and uncertainty about what comes next. We hope that the above information is helpful, but the best way to understand how to move forward from these injuries is by contacting us as soon as possible for a free case evaluation.

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Testimonials

  • I was an UBER passenger and the car got rear-ended by a utility van. I called 1-800-HURT-511 since a friend dealt with them before and I was glad I did. My attorney was extremely professional and aggressive when necessary. He was transparent from the start and didn’t complicate things unnecessarily.

    Jordan Barnes, via GOOGLE
    5.0
  • Serious team effort from the entire staff to get my work injury case resolved quickly. They built a strong case and kept me in the loop for the duration. This team also delivered on two previous occasions and did it in a very cost-effective way. A faithful customer for life, thank you!

    Katlyn Day, via GOOGLE
    5.0
  • Great experience! The representative I spoke to was calm and collected and talked me through the first half hour after our car accident. My wife and I were pretty shook up, but he assured me that I wasn’t our fault and explained how to handle the situation. They even sent us reminders to make sure we went to all the appointments and stayed on top of our claim!

    Kevin Diaz, via GOOGLE
    5.0
  • I highly recommend HURT-511! When the insurance companies turned me away after a scary scooter accident that nearly killed me, a lawyer at HURT-511 stayed and fought for me and recovered the entire policy! Their staff is well-informed and always available to answer my questions. They treated me like one of their own and I made the right decision to stick with them. Thank you so much!

    Stephanie De La Cruz, via GOOGLE
    5.0

Answer a few simple questions to determine if we can help!

¡Responda algunas preguntas simples para determinar si podemos ayudarlo!

When did you get hurt?

¿Cuándo te lastimaste?

Were you the driver or passenger?

¿Fuiste el conductor o el pasajero?

What kind of vehicle were you in?

¿En qué tipo de vehículo estabas?

What type of damage did your vehicle sustain from the accident?

¿Qué tipo de daño sufrió su vehículo por el accidente?

What kind of vehicle was the other party driving?

¿Qué tipo de vehículo conducía la otra parte?

What kind of medical treatment did you receive after the accident?

¿Qué tipo de tratamiento médico recibió después del accidente?

Complete this form and our team member will get back to you!

Complete este formulario y nuestro miembro del equipo se pondrá en contacto con usted!

Vehicle Form

We are sorry.

Based on your answers, you do not qualify for our program at this time.

Lo sentimos.

En base a sus respuestas, no califica para nuestro programa en este momento.

When did you get hurt?

¿Cuándo te lastimaste?

Were you crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk?

¿Estaba cruzando en un cruce peatonal?

Did anyone witness your accident?

¿Alguien fue testigo de su accidente?

Were any pictures taken at the accident?

¿Se tomaron fotos en el accidente?

What type of injury did you sustain?

¿Qué tipo de lesión sufriste?

What kind of medical treatment did you receive after the accident?

¿Qué tipo de tratamiento médico recibió después del accidente?

Complete this form and our team member will get back to you!

Complete este formulario y nuestro miembro del equipo se pondrá en contacto con usted!

Pedestrian Form

We are sorry.

Based on your answers, you do not qualify for our program at this time.

Lo sentimos.

En base a sus respuestas, no califica para nuestro programa en este momento.

When did you get hurt?

¿Cuándo te lastimaste?

Was the slip and fall in front of a residence or business

¿Fue el resbalón y la caída frente a una residencia o negocio?

What type of injury did you sustain?

¿Qué tipo de lesión sufriste?

Did anybody witness your fall?

¿Alguien fue testigo de tu caída?

Were any pictures taken at your fall?

¿Se tomaron fotos en su caída?

What kind of medical treatment did you receive after the accident?

¿Qué tipo de tratamiento médico recibió después del accidente?

Complete this form and our team member will get back to you!

Complete este formulario y nuestro miembro del equipo se pondrá en contacto con usted!

Slip Form

We are sorry.

Based on your answers, you do not qualify for our program at this time.

Lo sentimos.

En base a sus respuestas, no califica para nuestro programa en este momento.

When did you get hurt?

¿Cuándo te lastimaste?

What was the cause of your injury?

¿Cuál fue la causa de su lesión?

What type of injury did you sustain?

¿Qué tipo de lesión sufriste?

Complete this form and our team member will get back to you!

Complete este formulario y nuestro miembro del equipo se pondrá en contacto con usted!

Workplace Form

We are sorry.

Based on your answers, you do not qualify for our program at this time.

Lo sentimos.

En base a sus respuestas, no califica para nuestro programa en este momento.

When did you get hurt?

¿Cuándo te lastimaste?

What type of vehicle were you on?

¿En qué tipo de vehículo estabas?

What type of damage your vehicle sustained from the accident?

¿Qué tipo de daño sufrió su vehículo por el accidente?

What kind of vehicle was the other party driving?

¿Qué tipo de vehículo conducía la otra parte?

What kind of medical treatment did you receive after the accident?

¿Qué tipo de tratamiento médico recibió después del accidente?

Complete this form and our team member will get back to you!

Complete este formulario y nuestro miembro del equipo se pondrá en contacto con usted!

Biker Form

We are sorry.

Based on your answers, you do not qualify for our program at this time.

Lo sentimos.

En base a sus respuestas, no califica para nuestro programa en este momento.

Your personal info is secure