New York Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
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.
At 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 workplace accident.
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:
- Construction workers
- Municipal workers
- Union employees
- Injuries to undocumented workers
- Commercial drivers
- Warehouse and industrial workers
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.