Maximizing Your Compensation for a Workplace Accident
Contact us at Jeffrey J. Shapiro & Associates, LLC as early as possible after being injured on the job, so that we can advise you of your right to financial compensation and help you take actions towards recovering the largest settlement possible for your injuries.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be entitled to either workers' comp benefits or personal injury damages; in either case you cannot expect to be treated fairly and paid the amount you deserve without a fight.
Why take chances with the outcome of your case? We have more than 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims, and know how to get the results you need. Our team will assist you with every aspect of your claim, including assembling the necessary paperwork and medical documentation, negotiating with representatives from the insurance company and even taking your case to court if this is what it takes to secure the amount you deserve. We are ready to fight for you!
"Third Party" Liability
In many cases, an injured worker's legal options are limited to filing a workers' compensation claim, which unfortunately only offers meager benefits. If, however, someone other than your employer is at fault for causing your accident, we may be able to help you file a personal injury claim in pursuit of comprehensive financial compensation.
Construction is widely recognized as being among the most dangerous industries in the nation, accounting for nearly one out of every five fatal workplace accidents per year. Fortunately, New York has strict laws to protect injured construction workers, and you may be able to recover a larger settlement than is available through workers' compensation.
Nearly any type of accident occurring in an accident is covered by workers' comp, provided that you did not deliberately cause the injury. We represent office workers who have been hurt in slip and fall and other accidents, as well as those who suffer from repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and from the effects of toxic exposure.
Accidents are common in factories, with common examples including falls, strain caused by heavy lifting, forklift accidents, being struck by falling objects and being exposed to hazardous chemicals. Whatever type of accident caused your injury, we want to help you pursue benefits through workers' compensation or a "third party" liability claim.
Injured while cycling? Cyclists typically ride defensively, fully aware of what serious injuries they could suffer in a crash, whereas drivers will often cause accidents with bicycles by paying insufficient attention to the road or through failure to yield the right of way.
If your injury was caused by dangerous defects or design flaws in the tools of your trade, an attorney from our firm may be able to represent you in an accident claim against the manufacturer. Defects can include anything from inherent dangers in the design of the equipment, shoddy manufacturing or lack of proper warning labels.
Nearly all businesses in the state of New York are required by law to carry workers' compensation insurance to cover their employees in the event of an accident on the job. This makes it possible for you to recover limited wage replacement and medical benefits, but you need legal representation to help you maximize the value of your claim.
When you have been injured in a construction accident which was caused by unsafe workplace conditions, you have a right to demand financial compensation from the owner of the property or the general contractor who failed to provide a safe working environment.
6 Steps After Work Injury
If you are injured on the job, you must remember these six important steps. Action that you take after an accident is critical for your entitled compensation. You may be overwhelmed with the confusion of what to do, but here are your six easy answers.