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Experienced Workers Comp Attorneys Fight on Behalf of Injured Workers In Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Throughout Long Island

No one expects to be injured at work. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment for their employees. They do this by following OSHA safety standards as well as other safety policies. When workplace injuries do occur, they can be devastating. Not only will you have to miss work as a result of the injury but also have to deal with hefty medical bills. Injured workers also have to endure physical pain and psychological trauma. Workers’ compensation is designed to relieve the financial pressure on injured workers by providing them with a monetary cushion. Hiring a New York workers compensation lawyer will help to maximize your compensation. 

The attorneys at Harrison Law Group P.C. are experienced in recovering workers’ compensation on behalf of injured workers. We won’t let your employer or their insurance company take advantage of you. We have an in-depth understanding of how the compensation system works in New York and have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies. We will fight to maximize your compensation. Get in touch with us today and schedule a free consultation with an attorney from our firm. 

Obtaining Compensation After a Workplace Accident With A Trusted Workers Comp Lawyer in Long Island

If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, you probably have questions about obtaining compensation. You may be wondering how you will pay for your expensive medical treatment and other bills if you cannot work due to your workplace injury. Perhaps your workplace injury requires physical therapy or surgery. You may need to go to a specialist and seek a second opinion.

Navigating the workers’ compensation process in New York is a complicated process. At Harrison Law Group, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers understand what you are going through. We also have an in-depth understanding of New York’s labor laws. We have handled some of the most challenging workers’ compensation cases in Long Island and Queens. At your initial consultation, we will carefully review your case and help you understand your legal rights. If you have questions about your workers’ compensation claim, the best thing you can do is reach out to our law firm today. We will answer any questions you have and handle your claim from start to finish.

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Cases That An Experienced New York Workers Compensation Lawyer From Our Firm Can Help You With 

At Harrison Law Group P.C. we can handle all types of workers’ compensation cases. When you get hurt on the job, you can trust us to help you navigate the complexities of filing a workers’ compensation claim. A New York Workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm will fight to maximize your recovery. 

We’ve handled cases involving: 

  • Construction accidents
  • Trench collapse accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Hospital workplace accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Hearing loss
  • And much more

Common Types of Workers’ Compensation Injuries 

A workplace injury can happen in nearly any job. However, certain industries are more dangerous than other job sites. For example, working in the construction industry comes with significant risks. Construction workers are more likely to fall from heights, get caught between heavy equipment, get stuck between objects, or be electrocuted on the job. Similarly, commercial drivers are also at a higher risk of injury. Delivery truck drivers, taxi drivers, and semi-truck drivers can be injured in dangerous car accidents. Manufacturing workers in factories who are around forklifts and heavy machinery are at risk of injury, as well. Common workers’ compensation injuries include the following:

  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Crushing injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Cancer due to asbestos exposure
  • Brain injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • And more

Who is Covered Under New York City’s Workers’ Compensation Laws? 

Not everybody is covered under New York’s workers’ compensation laws. Instead, you will only be covered if your injury falls into one of the following categories:

  • Your employer has workers compensation insurance coverage 
  • Your injury, illness, or disability is directly connected with your job and occurred while you were performing the duties associated with your job
  • You gave your employer written notice of your injury within 30 days

How to Obtain Workers’ Compensation in New York

If you have been injured on the job in New York, you will need to obtain medical care. You can obtain care at a primary care provider, an occupational medicine clinic, or a hospital or urgent care center. Next, you’ll need to notify your supervisor or manager about the workplace accident. Your employer has a duty to report your illness or injury to New York’s Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Your employer must report the injury or accident within two years. 

How Much Will You Receive in a Workers’ Compensation Settlement? 

When we work with injured employees, we will carefully formulate the amount of compensation they deserve. Before we reach a settlement agreement, we will calculate the compensation amount, which should include:

  • Your medical treatment costs
  • Future medical treatment expenses, such as surgery
  • Lost past and future wages
  • Disability payments, when applicable

Every workers’ compensation claim is unique. We will carefully analyze the facts in your case and gather evidence related to the severity of your injury or illness. When we negotiate with workers’ compensation insurance adjusters, we meticulously prepare. We do not allow insurance adjusters to pressure our clients into accepting a settlement that is too low. We research and prepare every workers’ compensation case as if we are going to go to trial. When the insurance company refuses to provide a favorable settlement option, we will take them to court.

Appealing a Workers’ Compensation Denial 

What happens when a workers’ compensation claim does not go smoothly? Either side has a right to appeal the decision; the appeal must be done in writing and submitted within 30 days of the decision. Three board members will review the case. They can agree to uphold the decision, reject it, or change part of the decision. They also have the option to return the case to more hearings. 

Once they make a decision, either party can appeal to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Commissioners and New York State’s Supreme Court, Appellate Division. You must appeal the decision within 30 days, so it is essential that you speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible. 

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How a Long Island Workers Compensation Lawyer From Harrison Law Group P.C. Can Help 

The process of making a workers’ compensation claim was designed to make it possible for workers to file claims for compensation for workplace injuries. However, the actual process can be confusing and even overwhelming. Many employees make costly mistakes in the claims process. There are also instances when employers or their insurance companies give employees a hard time in recovering the compensation due to them. 

Our attorneys are committed to making the workers’ compensation claims process easier for injured workers in New York. Our attorneys will take the burden off your shoulders and do all the hard work so you can focus on your recovery. We will: 

  • Evaluate your case and provide you with guidance on your rights and options. We will estimate the value of your case so you can know how much to reasonably seek as compensation. 
  • Investigate your case to determine exactly what happened and gather evidence to build a strong claim on your behalf 
  • Handle all the paperwork. We will gather all the relevant records and documents to support your claim and file the claim on your behalf.  We will also handle all written communication with the insurance company and your employer including drafting the settlement agreement. 
  • Represent you in negotiations with your employer and their insurance company. We will fight to get you a fair settlement. 
  • Represent you at New York Workers’ Compensation Board hearings when necessary 
  • Appeal claim denials 
  • File a personal injury lawsuit if a settlement cannot be reached and represent you at trial thereafter. 

Our attorneys will walk with you throughout the claims process. You will have guidance and support from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who will see you through this confusing and difficult process. 

Our attorneys will help you avoid the mistakes that many workers make when filing a workers’ compensation claim. They will guide you on exactly what you need to do in order to improve the outcome of your case and what you should avoid. We will ensure that you will still be eligible to seek other forms of compensation after recovering workers’ compensation. 

Contact us today and schedule an appointment to speak with a New York Workers’ compensation lawyer from Harrison Law Group P.C. We offer a free initial consultation for workers injured in work-related incidents in New York. 

Contact Harrison Law Group P.C. for Free Consultation With an Experienced Workers Comp Lawyer 

Have you suffered an injury as a result of a work-related incident? If so, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in New York. Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits could greatly help you and your family, especially if you are recovering from a severe injury that could have long-term effects. At Harrison Law Group, our experienced New York workers’ compensation lawyers will handle your claim from start to finish so you can focus on your recovery. 

Get in touch with us today to get started on your workers’ compensation claim. We provide free consultation for victims of workplace accidents. Schedule an appointment to speak to an experienced New York workers’ compensation lawyer and learn about your rights and options. Our no-obligation-free consultation will provide you with the guidance you need to make an informed choice in seeking recovery for your injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions about Workers Compensation Claims in New York

When Should I Hire a Workers Compensation Lawyer?

Sometimes people assume that they can complete a worker’s compensation claim on their own in New York. It is possible to file a claim on your own, but you will increase your chances of success by working with a lawyer. Workers’ compensation laws are incredibly complicated, and it can be difficult to obtain compensation. We have seen cases in which employers flat-out deny workers’ compensation benefits or fail to process their employee’s claim.

Your lawyer will help you understand your legal rights and hold your employer and their insurance company accountable, so you can obtain the compensation you deserve. Additionally, if your claim is denied, your lawyer can submit an appeal. Employers’ insurance companies are often more willing to work quickly to process the claim when a lawyer is representing the employee.

If you have been hurt on the job and want to make a workers’ compensation claim, it is important to consult with a New York workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you understand your options and provide you with the best strategy to recover compensation. They will guide you through the process and fight to help you recover reasonable compensation for your injuries and other damages.

How can I Afford a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Most workers’ compensation lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that they are only paid when you recover compensation or are awarded a settlement. The fee is a percentage of the damages awarded to you. You therefore will not have to pay your attorney out of your pocket. You will also not have to pay the attorney if you fail to recover compensation. Be sure to discuss the terms of payment with your workers’ compensation lawyer before you hire them. 

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For over 30 years, The Harrison Law Group, P.C.’s ability, and desire to actively listen to you and deeply understand your experiences has set us apart. We aggressively pursue fair and appropriate compensation for our clients who have been injured in New York.

  • We listen because we care about your recovery and maintain consistent, clear communication to effectively express your voice on your behalf.
  • We relieve the pressure so you can exhale — while we inhale your case details and engage with the insurance company.
  • We’re not casual about your case or your representation; we are intentional and strategic, based on your needs and our experience. 
  • We don’t stop when we’re tired. We stop when the job is done.

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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

A Commitment to Excellence & Solutions For You

Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:

Car Accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle Accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises Liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog Bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and Fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction Accidents

An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.

Medical Malpractice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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