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Manhattan Work Injury Attorney

When Manhattan workers are hurt, they turn to us

When you go to work, you expect to do your job and go home at the end of the day. You don't and can't expect to get injured during your shift. For too many Manhattan workers, though, that's exactly what happens. A Manhattan work injury lawyer at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP can help you get your life back on track.

We help Manhattan workers who have sustained a significant injury on the job, including but not limited to:

  • Man experiencing back pain after a Manhattan work injuryBrain Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Burns
  • Hand and Arm Injuries
  • Knee, Leg and Foot Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Internal Injuries
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Fatal injuries

It only takes a moment to sustain an injury that could affect you for a long time. Recovery might take weeks, months or even longer. You may even have an injury that will never completely heal. Fortunately, you have rights under New York law, but you need the right work injury attorney to fight for them.

What are common types of Manhattan work accidents?

A work accident in Manhattan can happen in many different ways and can lead to everything from minor injuries to severe and life-threatening conditions. Some of the most common types of workplace injuries we see at our Manhattan law firm include:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Struck by or against objects
  • Machinery accidents
  • Electrocution accidents
  • Welding accidents leading to burns
  • Scaffolding accidents and falls from heights

What are your legal rights if you’re hurt at work in Manhattan?

In New York, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in most circumstances if you sustain a work injury. Workers’ comp will cover the full cost of reasonable and necessary medical treatment – including surgery, physical therapy, medication, medical devices, and so on – as well as a percentage of your lost wages if you are unable to work due to your injury. You can also get permanent partial disability benefits if you have a permanent injury to an extremity, such as a hand or arm - even if that injury doesn't affect your ability to do your job.

Depending on the circumstances, you may also have a third-party claim against a person or business other than your employer that caused your injury, such as a motorist who caused a work-related car accident or a manufacturer of defective equipment. In addition to medical expenses and lost wages, a third-party claim can pay for pain and suffering damages, which is a legal term for financial compensation. The only way to know what your work injury claim is worth is to talk to a Manhattan injury lawyer who can evaluate your case.

What to do after a workplace accident in Manhattan

If you were hurt at work in Manhattan, it’s important to be examined by a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t feel injured. Many workplace injuries take hours or days to show symptoms. Notify your supervisor about the accident and your injury promptly.

Take detailed notes about what happened, including the date and time, how the accident occurred, and any conditions that contributed to the accident. Also, take photos of the accident scene and your injuries, and keep documentation of all medical treatments, doctor visits, diagnoses, prescriptions, and other medical receipts.

Before filing your claim, consult with an experienced Manhattan workplace injury lawyer. They can ensure that your claim is properly filed and advocate for fair compensation on your behalf.

What to do if you lost a loved one in a fatal workplace accident

If you lost a loved one in a fatal workplace accident in Manhattan, you may be able to pursue workers’ compensation death benefits or additional compensation if a negligent third-party caused their death.

Workers’ compensation in New York typically covers a portion of the deceased’s average weekly wage and funeral expenses. If you pursue a third-party claim, you may be eligible for compensation for additional funeral expenses, the deceased’s medical expenses, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of consortium.

To be eligible for workers’ compensation death benefits and/or a wrongful death claim in New York, you must be the deceased person’s spouse, child, parent, or other closest surviving family member. Claims should be filed within two years of the deceased person’s death.

Our Manhattan law firm will fight for you every step of the way

In theory, the system is supposed to protect workers. In practice, it often throws obstacles in your way. Insurance companies may downplay your injuries or question whether a particular medical treatment is reasonable and necessary. They know how to use the system to protect their bottom line – at the expense of injured workers. Level the playing field with the right Manhattan work injury attorney on your side.

Our attorneys know how to prove your injury was work-related and advocate for all of the compensation you need while you focus on getting better. We have a proven track record of results - billions recovered for injured workers in Manhattan, the Five Boroughs and beyond.

If you've been hurt on the job, you can meet with an experienced Manhattan work injury lawyer absolutely free. There's no fee unless we recover for you. That means you can absolutely afford to hire us - the only question is whether you can afford to go it alone. Schedule your free consultation today.

Our Manhattan Office

551 5th Avenue
Suite 520
New York, NY 10176
(212) 341-7900


By Car: Take 5th Avenue four blocks south of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Our office is between 45th and 46th Street.

By Train: Take the 7 to 5th Avenue; or the B, D, F or M to 47-50 Streets - Rockefeller Center Station.