Office Locations v

Fatal Workplace Injury

When a Loved One Dies On the Job, It Can Mean Financial Ruin—We Can Help You Recover After a Fatal Work Accident

It's a spouse and family's worst nightmare. A beloved husband, wife, father, or mother heads off to work in the morning and doesn't come back. Unfortunately, with so many hazardous jobs in and around New York City—from industrial crane work and transit driver jobs to law enforcement and tunnel projects—it is all too common for us to get a call from a bereaved family member who is struggling to put their life back together.

What are the most common types of fatal work accidents in New York?

Certain types of work accidents often result in worker fatalities. In New York, these types of fatal workplace accidents often include:

  • Falls from heights
  • Struck by objects
  • Electrocutions
  • Caught-in/between accidents
  • Vehicle-related accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Violence at work
  • Exposure to harmful substances

Am I eligible for compensation for a fatal accident at work?

If your relative died due to a fatal work accident, you are grieving, yet you must take action to protect your legal rights to the workers' compensation benefits you have coming to you. Such benefits often include financial compensation for funeral expenses and a portion of the deceased’s lost wages. If a negligent third party caused your loved one’s death, you can also pursue non-economic damages through a third-party workplace accident claim. These damages (legal term for financial compensation) often include money for pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of guidance, protection, and inheritance.

The harsh truth, however, is that fatal accident at work claims can be very complicated. Even widows will be given the run around by workers' compensation insurance companies after filing a workers' compensation claim. That's where we come in. We will fight relentlessly for your rights and go after a settlement that will help you make ends meet and finally begin to heal. If you’ve been injured, you need a fatal workplace injury lawyer from our firm on your side.

A worker dies about every 101 minutes from a work-related injury

Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP Will Fight For Your Restitution

While workers in construction, transportation, utility work, and the trades are at the highest risk of dying on the job, fatalities can happen in any industry. Your loved one may have been killed in an accident or fallen victim to a crime while on the job. Either way, you have legal rights, and our attorneys can protect those rights and look out for your family’s best interests.

Unfortunately, many New Yorkers who lost the family breadwinner in a workplace death don't know that they have rights to claim their loved one's workers' compensation payments. Still, the money is there to help you get back on your feet financially, and we will help you claim it. When an injured state or city employee, such as an NYPD police officer or NYFD firefighter, dies on the job, we apply our extensive experience in representing union members. In addition, if third-party negligence contributed to or caused your loved one’s death, we can file a third-party fatal workplace accident lawsuit.

Don't let anyone tell you that there is no workers' compensation coverage for job fatalities—the wrongful death of a family member is devastating, and we can help you get the financial restitution you deserve. Call the New York Law Offices of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP today toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. Every conversation is completely confidential, and we help families in all five NYC boroughs, as well as Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.