New York Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Protecting the Legal Rights of Workers
Did you know that if you get injured in the workplace, you are eligible to claim a lump-sum compensation award from the insurance carrier in addition to the payment of all medical bills?
Hiring a professional workers’ compensation attorney in New York is the first and most crucial step to protecting your legal rights if you were injured in the workplace. At The Paris Law Group, PC, we understand the complexities of the law and strive to get the maximum compensation for our clients.
Contact us online, or call (888) 365-4940 for a free consultation in English, Spanish, Russian, or Hebrew.
Our Work Injury Services
We are focused on protecting the legal rights of the workers across New York, and our practice focuses on workers’ compensation representation. Whether you have a minor injury or a major organ failure, our workers’ compensation attorney will the process easy for you.
Ask us about your:
- Work-related injury and illness
- Personal injury claims
- Workers’ compensation denial
There is a reason why people turn to The Paris Law Group, PC. We don’t ask you for any fee or charges unless and until you are compensated for your injury. Our attorneys fight aggressively for maximum benefits in workers’ compensation cases and we have achieved success in recovering high-dollar settlements, judgments, and verdicts in thousands of cases. We offer a 6-month settlement guarantee because we are focused on supporting your rights as workers.
Many people who suffer a serious work injury or illness do not apply for workers’ compensation because they think they are not eligible. Some may have been told by their employers that they aren’t covered by workers’ compensation. In reality, the vast majority of workers in New York City are covered.
At The Paris Law Group, PC, we offer a free initial consultation to review the circumstances of your accident and determine if you are eligible for benefits. If you aren’t covered by workers’ compensation, we’ll help you explore other options to get the medical care and disability income you need.
The following are examples of workers who are eligible for benefits from workers’ compensation if they are injured:
- Undocumented workers
- Employees of private, for-profit businesses, including part-time employees
- Domestic workers who work 40 or more hours for the same employer
- Many municipal and state workers, including some volunteers
- Most people who work for nonprofit organizations
- Teachers, except those employed by New York City
- Agricultural workers whose employer paid them $1,200 or more for farm labor in the past year
Some workers, such as police officers and firefighters, are covered by other insurance programs that provide coverage similar to workers’ compensation. Our lawyers will review your coverage and help you recover the full benefits you need and deserve.
What If Someone Else Was at Fault for My Work Injury?
If your work injury was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation through our civil justice system. While employers generally cannot be sued if they provide workers’ compensation benefits, third parties may be sued. Our attorneys will vigorously advocate for your right to full compensation for everything you have lost.
Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
Many workers who are injured on the job fail to get the benefits they need from workers’ compensation because they didn’t understand the claims process. At The Paris Law Group, PC, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about the workers’ compensation claims process.
Here’s an overview of the steps you need to take:
- Obtain medical care and notify your supervisor.
- If you need emergency care, go to the nearest emergency room, or call 911. Then notify your supervisor as soon as possible after receiving treatment. For follow-up care, obtain a list of qualified medical providers from your employer.
- If it is not an emergency, notify your supervisor and get a list of qualified medical providers from your employer.
- Notify your employer of the accident in writing.
- You should do this as soon as possible, no later than 30 days after the accident.
In the days ahead, the following events should take place:
- Within 48 hours of the accident, your doctor should complete an initial medical report (Form C-4) and mail it to the appropriate workers’ comp office. You, your employer, and the workers’ compensation insurance carrier should all receive a copy.
- Within 10 days of being notified of the accident, your employer should report the injury to the New York Workers’ Compensation Board and the insurance company.
- Within 14 days after your employer reports the injury to the board, the insurance carrier should provide you with a written statement of your rights. If the insurer wants you to take additional diagnostic tests, it will give you a network of providers.
- Within 18 days after your employer reports the injury, the insurance carrier will begin payments of lost wage benefits if your lost time exceeds seven days. If the insurance carrier disputes your claim, it will notify you and the New York Workers’ Compensation Board.
Will Workers’ Compensation Impact Job Security?
If you have been injured on the job, you may be nervous about bringing forth a workers’ compensation claim due to the fear of losing your job. Workers’ compensation claims do not actually cost the employer money beyond potentially increasing the premium. The purpose of a business in New York carrying workers’ compensation insurance is so that they do not have to pay for the injuries suffered by their employees out of pocket. Therefore, filing a claim should not have any impact on your job security.
To learn more about your rights or to appeal a denied claim for your work injury, call us at (888) 365-4940. Our New York workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.