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Aggressive New York Workplace Accident Lawyer Fighting on Behalf of Injured Workers in Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens County, and Throughout NY 

Workplace injuries are common. According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job or reported to have a work-related injury every 7 seconds. Work-related injuries are not just bad for employers that have to make up for the lost man-hours but also for the employee who is faced with large medical bills as well as lost income. A recent study showed that over 140,000 workers in New York were injured while on the job in 2019. Out of these injuries, 78,000 were serious enough to result in missed workdays, permanent impairment, or significant medical expenses. If you’ve been injured at work, you should speak to an experienced New York workplace accident lawyer. 

Seeking compensation for workplace accidents is an employee’s right. However, not all employers or insurance companies are willing to give employees fair compensation for their injuries. The attorneys at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. are experienced in representing victims of workplace accidents. Our legal team will fight aggressively to recover the compensation that is rightly yours. Our experienced lawyers will guide you through the process of filing a claim for compensation. We’ll review your case and determine all possible avenues for recovering damages. You can rely on us to help you get the best outcome for your case. 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney from our law firm. 

Do You Qualify For Workers’ Compensation?

This is a question many workers ask when they are injured and are thinking of seeking compensation for their injuries. If you were injured while on the job you ought to be able to access workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. The workers’ compensation system in New York is a no-fault system. This means that you can recover damages for your injuries or illness no matter who was at fault. 

However, the process isn’t always as straightforward. It can become complicated especially if you’re trying to navigate the system alone. Employers and their insurance companies aren’t always willing to give employees the compensation they deserve. You may therefore face some resistance when you file your claim. You may even find that the insurance company denies your claim completely.

While you don’t have to prove fault or negligence in order to recover workers’ compensation, you do have to show that your injury or illness is work-related. There are situations where it may be difficult to determine whether the injury or illness counts as work-related. These include: 

  • Accidents that occur during lunch breaks 
  • Accidents that occur while traveling 
  • Accidents that occur during company events
  • Accidents that occur as a result of a worker’s misconduct 
  • Conditions whose symptoms are worsened as a result of performing work-related tasks. 

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Common Workplace Injuries that a New York Workplace Accident Lawyer from the Harrison Law Group can Assist You With 

Workplace injuries can happen at any time and affect anyone. These injuries range from minor scrapes and bruises to fatal injuries. Some of the most common workplace injuries include: 

  • Back, spine, and neck injuries 
  • Closed head injuries 
  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Repetitive stress injuries 
  • Vision loss 
  • Hearing loss 
  • Loss of a limb 
  • Cuts and lacerations 
  • Broken bones 
  • Penetrating head injuries 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder 

While some injuries occur as a result of an accident at work, others develop over time. It is much harder to prove that an injury is work-related when it is chronic and has developed over time. It is important to speak with an experienced New York workplace accident lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney will help you gather the evidence necessary to support your claim. 

Contact the Harrison Law Group P.C. for Free Consultation with an Experienced New York Workplace Accident Lawyer 

With so much at stake, having the best legal representation for your workplace accident case is critical. This is exactly what you will get with the Harrison Law Group, P.C. Our attorneys are highly skilled and experienced in handling workplace injury cases. Contact our law firm and schedule an appointment to speak with an experienced New York workplace accident lawyer. Our lawyers will review your case and guide you on the best approach to take to maximize your compensation. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Workplace Accidents in New York

I received workers’ compensation for a workplace accident. Can I still file a workplace injury claim?

Workers’ compensation is designed to protect both employees and employers. It provides injured employees with a financial cushion and protects employers from personal injury lawsuits. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. If you have received workers’ compensation benefits you cannot file a lawsuit for your injury against your employer. However, there are situations where you can recover additional damages. For example, if the accident was a result of using faulty equipment. You can seek compensation from the manufacturer of the faulty equipment, faulty part, the contractor in charge of maintaining the equipment, or even the property owner. It helps to speak with an experienced New York workplace accident lawyer. An attorney from our law firm will help you identify all parties that can be held liable for your injuries.

Does New York apply a no-fault policy for workers’ compensation?

Yes. New York’s no-fault policy for workers’ compensation absolves both employers and employees from fault in workers’ compensation cases. This means that as an employee, you can seek workers’ compensation benefits no matter who is responsible for your injuries. It also means that you don’t have to prove negligence or fault when seeking workers’ compensation. 

However, there are exceptions to this. For example, you will be ineligible for workers’ compensation if you were intoxicated at the time of the accident, and evidence of this can be provided. 

While you don’t have to provide fault or negligence, you will need to prove that the accident or illness is work-related. It is therefore important to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney for guidance and representation.

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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, then you may be entitled to compensation as a result of the damages you’ve experienced, whether directly through the responsible party, or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will specialize in tort law and focus on winning 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 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 obtaining the best results 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 so that you are able to make the best 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, hospital, or office, we will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

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

Excellent Results

Our results speak for themselves. We fight hard for all of our clients and obtain unrivaled results. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or settle for small amounts and turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients get justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not just return phone calls but we call our clients at least every 30 days for 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 do our best to keep 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. We have a big firm reputation but a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can include injuries sustained as a result of dental and medical malpractice, product liability, and assault claims but they more commonly refer to these types of injuries:

Car accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree, pole, or building at no fault of your own. After a car accident, working with a New York personal injury lawyer is an important first step.

Truck accidents

When your truck is involved in a motor vehicle accident because of the recklessness of others. 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 fighting to get fairly compensated for 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. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement, and 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 will help you recover 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 as a result of their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Nassau County 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 as the result of working on a construction site. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents.

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 deserve.

Medical Mal Practice

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, and 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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