Making Sure Injured Workers Have the Benefits They Need
If you are injured in an accident at work or contract an occupational disease,
you should be eligible for workers’ compensation. If your employer
does not have workers’ compensation insurance, it is required to
be self-insured. Regardless, a work-related injury should be covered.
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., we represent injured workers and their families in third-party negligence and
wrongful death claims. We can also discuss your workers’ compensation claim.
Call Us to Learn How We Can Help
Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case,
there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a
free consultation with our New York personal injury attorneys, please call (212) 406-1700 or
contact us online.
Third-Party Injury Claims
If a third party such as a driver who hits you is responsible for your
injury, you may be able to sue for
personal injury damages in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. There are
many other instances where workplace accidents are caused by a third party
other than your employer or a co-employee, whereby your claim for damages
will not be limited to workers’ compensation. Sometimes, the liability
of a third party may be based on ownership, operation or control of the
property where the accident occurred. It is important that our office
conduct an investigation and analysis of the circumstances of your particular
Important Workers’ Compensation Information
In New York State, you must report a work injury to your employer within
30 days. This is not the same as filing for workers’ comp. You must
file for workers’ compensation benefits by completing the paperwork
yourself or contacting an attorney for assistance. Do not expect your
employer to do it.
You should also seek medical care for your injury. It is very important
that you tell your doctor how the injury happened and that he or she documents
each injury you have. If a representative from your employer or employer’s
insurance company asks you to give a statement while you are at the hospital,
contact an attorney before you speak to him or her.
Our Work Injury Practice
We represent injured workers from many occupations, including:
In addition, we help
undocumented workers who have been injured on the job.
New York City Workers’ Comp Lawyers
To make an appointment, call Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool,
L.L.P., at (212) 406-1700.