NYC Work Accident Attorney
Hurt on the job in New York? Put experience on your side.
Work accidents happen fast, and they can happen to anyone. Your accident may have been over in moments, but you may be dealing with the consequences for months or years. Don't go it alone. Get an experienced NYC work accident lawyer from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP in your corner, fighting for your rights.
We've been fighting hard for injured New York workers for over 80 years. We help workers who are injured in all types of work accidents, including but not limited to:
- Slip and falls/trip and falls
- Work-related car accidents
- Falls from heights
- Lifting injuries
- Struck by or caught between objects
- Machinery accidents
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals
- Construction accidents
The law in New York is clear. If you were hurt on the job, regardless of fault, you can get full compensation for your reasonable and necessary medical expenses as well as partial replacement of lost wages in most circumstances. If you suffered a permanent injury to your extremities, such as partial loss of use of a hand, you can get additional compensation for permanent partial disability - even if you didn't miss a single day of work. And if a negligent third party, such as a contractor or manufacturer of faulty equipment, was involved, you can file a third-party claim for additional losses such as excess wage loss and pain and suffering.
What happens if I have an accident at work in New York City?
While you have legal rights after a work accident, you need to act quickly to protect them. First, report the injury to your employer – tell your supervisor or someone else in charge at your office, not just a coworker. Reporting accidents at work in writing is critical to make sure you have a record of the report to support your workers’ compensation claim. By law, you have up to 30 days to report the accident, but we recommend doing so as soon as possible. A delay will only give the workers’ comp insurance company an excuse to dispute your claim.
Get medical attention as soon as possible. This is important not only to protect your health but also to fully diagnose and create a record of your injuries in support of your workers’ compensation claim and potential third-party claim. Go to one of New York’s many hospitals, an urgent care center, or your primary care provider. Tell your doctor what happened, and describe your symptoms in as much detail as possible. Keep copies of all medical records – bills, visit summaries, prescriptions, doctor’s orders, and so on – and follow your doctor’s instructions.
Start documenting the accident right away: take pictures, talk to witnesses, and make sure you get a copy of any accident or incident reports created by your employer. And call an NYC work accident attorney at our firm right away so that we can start protecting your legal rights while you focus on getting better.
Getting the benefits you deserve can be hard - we can help
New York law provides protection for injured workers, but that doesn't mean actually getting workers' compensation is easy. If you were hurt in an accident that happened at a definite place of time, it may be hard for your employer to dispute that you were hurt on the job, but that certainly doesn't mean they won't try. Or they may argue that you had a pre-existing condition or otherwise question the extent of your injuries.
Employers and workers’ comp insurance companies know the system and how to use it to their advantage. You need an experienced NYC work accident lawyer to level the playing field. We have represented thousands of workers and recovered billions for our clients throughout New York City and surrounding communities. We know how to build a winning legal strategy and protect your rights throughout the process.
If you've been hurt on the job, get an NYC work accident attorney from our law firm on your side. You can come to one of our five offices in New York City, or we can come to you. Schedule your free consultation today.
Our New York City Offices
551 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10176
180 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
2053 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
The Bronx Office
1775 Grand Concourse
The Bronx, NY 10453
118-35 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11375