New York City Workplace Injuries
An on-the-job injury can happen to anyone. Although most employees are covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance (often referred to as Workers Comp), the payments frequently do not cover the injured workers’ actual costs. This is especially the case when the injured worker has suffered a permanently disabling injury that requires costly long-term or permanent medical care and treatment. Workers’ comp was originally designed to protect workers, but in many cases, this protection can fall woefully short of covering the costs of a job-related injury. Does an injured worker have any other options?
Tell Your Story to a New York Personal Injury Lawyer
If you suffered a severe on-the-job injury, you may be entitled to compensation in addition to your Workers’ Compensation benefits. A New York injury attorney may be able to help you. The lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., represent workers injured in accidents or suffering other job-related injuries and illnesses. Talk with us to learn how we can advocate for you.
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.
On-the-Job Workers’ Injuries
Work injuries are among the most traumatic experiences employees may encounter during their working lives. Not only do they have to deal with the physical and psychological consequences of a job injury, but they also have to cope with the economic impact as well. Many workers fear losing their jobs because of an injury. Whether you are a factory worker, construction worker, health care worker, union worker, office worker or undocumented worker, you face the risk of being injured on the job. If a workplace injury happens to you, our personal injury lawyers can help you understand your rights.
Union Employees’ Compensation for Workers’ Injuries
In the case of workplace injury, most union workers have the same rights and protections as non-union employees. One of the first steps for severely injured union employees is to contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer to review all the options available to them. Most union agreements govern how employees should report injuries. Union contracts typically include information about obtaining medical treatment and wage-loss benefits as well as an outline of workers’ comp benefits available in the state. At the law firm of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., we understand the complex legal and medical issues related to union employee compensation and job-related injuries. We work with unions to help pursue the maximum amount of compensation for union workers’ injuries.
Undocumented Workers’ Injuries in New York
Even if you do not have the papers needed to work legally in New York, you still may be entitled to compensation and benefits for your on-the-job injury. If you have suffered job-related injuries and you are an undocumented worker, the workers’ injuries lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., can help evaluate your claim and explain your legal options. Undocumented workers who are hurt on the job can apply for workers’ compensation and file a lawsuit for additional third-party damages, when applicable. We have Spanish speakers in our office to assist you.
You Have Rights on the Job
Our New York workers’ compensation attorneys welcome the opportunity to discuss your injury claim. Talk to us today to learn more. To make an appointment, please contact us online or call 212-406-1700. Your consultation is free. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Chinese and French.