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New York Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Fighting For Essential Workers

Exposed to Coronavirus at work? Our workplace accident lawyers can help you

Essential workers in New York serve a vital purpose for our society. Supermarkets, warehouses, delivery services, hospitals and other essential services rely on you. Without your bravery or hard work, people would not be able to live their lives with dignity in New York City or elsewhere in New York. That’s why we strongly believe essential workers who have experienced occupational exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) deserve to be treated with respect.

Our New York workers’ compensation attorneys at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP can help you demand the support you deserve. Our law firm has been defending the rights of injured workers in New York for more than 90 years, and we’re not about to stop now. We thoroughly understand the law and how the legal system works in New York for injured workers. Discover what we can do for you. Contact our law firm and schedule a free video or phone consultation with one of our experienced New York workers’ compensation lawyers.

New York essential workers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) have rights

It’s not just first responders and medical professionals on the front lines who are at risk of contracting COVID-19 while at on the job. Many essential workers in New York put their lives on the line so our society can continue to function, including

  • New York transit workers
  • Grocery store workers
  • Delivery drivers and truckers
  • Nursing home workers
  • Utility workers
  • Factory workers
  • Retail workers
  • Construction workers
  • News media
  • Janitorial service workers
  • Security guards

Our law firm realizes essential workers face a tremendous amount of fear and anxiety during these uncertain times, but we are here to help you. If you are an essential worker and think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 while on the job, our attorneys can evaluate your case and discuss your options. You may qualify for certain wage and medical benefits.

Essential workers in New York with COVID-19 deserve workers’ comp

Even under normal circumstances, New York’s workers’ compensation system can be confusing. With everything that’s happening involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York, you might not be sure if you qualify for workers’ comp if you contracted the virus while doing your job.

Federal and state laws in New York are constantly changing when it comes to benefits for workers who have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Depending on your work situation, medical coverage and the circumstances surrounding your exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be eligible for medical benefits, wage benefits, and more. In addition, you may also be eligible for financial compensation for testing and treatment of COVID-19. That’s why it’s important that you talk to an attorney at our law firm right away.

Our law firm offers free remote consultations

Our dedicated legal team remains fully operational. We can talk with you about your legal concerns on the phone, by email or through video conference. That way, you can stay home and stay safe while we work for you remotely. All you need to contact us is a phone, computer, or another electronic communications device.

New and existing clients can speak with us remotely via:

  • Email
  • Facetime
  • Phone
  • Skype
  • Text
  • Zoom

Need to sign paperwork without meeting our attorneys in person? No problem. You can sign any documents without meeting with us in person by using our electronic signature technology. It’s that simple. And if you have any questions at any time about your case, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.

We work for the people who make New York work

New Yorkers are known throughout the world for being resilient, tough and hard working. The same remains true during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we want to do our part to protect the rights of New Yorkers who became sick or injured at work due to being exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We also work with families of loved ones who died in New York due to exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Whatever the circumstances are of your case, we’re here for you when you need us most. Contact our law firm to learn more about your legal options. We represent essential workers on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay us if we win your case.

You have rights. We can fight for them. Contact us and schedule a free video or phone consultation with one of our experienced New York workers’ compensation lawyers.

New York Transit Workers

Among the hardest hit professions, many New York transit workers have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At least 41 transit workers have died and more than 6,000 have become sick or have self-quarantined in New York City and other parts of New York due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as of early April 2020.

Some of the New York transit workers most at-risk of coming in contact with COVID-19 include:

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers, such as:
    • MTA subway workers
    • MTA bus drivers
    • MTA commuter rail workers
    • MTA Metro North workers
  • Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers
  • Bee-Line bus drivers

The MTA has been severely criticized for not doing enough to protect the health and well-being of its employees early in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Reportedly, the MTA initially did not inform certain employees about sick co-workers, did not clean certain shared workspaces, and did not initially distribute disinfectant to sanitize shared work areas.

If you or a loved one works in the transit industry in New York and contracted the Coronavirus (COVID-19) while on the job, contact our law firm and schedule a free video or phone consultation with one of our experienced New York workers’ compensation attorneys. We can explain your rights and discuss your legal options. Our legal team has extensive experience dealing with workplace injuries and illnesses involving New York transportation workers, including unionized New York transportation workers.

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