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Why You Need a Workplace Injury Lawyer

Workplace injuries are a common occurrence that can turn your life upside down. At Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, our workplace injury lawyers understand the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of being hurt on the job. We help injured workers in the greater New York City area understand their rights and navigate the workers’ compensation claims process. Whether you’ve been hurt in a minor accident or you have been seriously injured, a workplace injury attorney can advocate for you and help to ensure you get all the benefits and compensation you may be entitled to receive.

Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

From tripping over an extension cord on the ground to falling from scaffolding, there are countless ways in which someone may be hurt at work. Some of the most common causes of workplace injuries include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Overexertion due to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying, or throwing objects
  • Falls from heights
  • Being caught in or struck by machinery or equipment
  • Defective tools and equipment
  • Repetitive tasks that can cause conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Exposure to toxic substances or chemicals
  • Vehicle accidents

Serious conditions such as hearing loss and other occupational diseases can also result from environmental factors and dangerous substances at work. Regardless of how an injury occurs, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in New York. It can be overwhelming to know where to start after you’re hurt on the job. A workplace injury lawyer can assess your case and advise you through the claims process every step of the way.

Workers’ Compensation Claims are Complex

Although filing a workers’ compensation claim may seem straightforward, the process is often complicated. There are specific deadlines and procedures that must be followed. In addition, your employer and their insurer may dispute the severity of your injury to avoid paying for benefits. A New York workplace injury lawyer ensures that deadlines are met and all necessary documentation is included in your claim. They can also negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to help you obtain fair compensation.

A Workplace Injury Lawyer Can Accurately Value Your Claim

It can be easy to underestimate the long-term costs of a workplace injury. A workplace injury attorney thoroughly investigates your case, gathers evidence, and may enlist the help of healthcare professionals and financial experts to determine how much your medical bills, wage loss, and other expenses covered by workers compensation will be. Without proper legal representation, you may not get the full amount of benefits and compensation you’re entitled to receive, which can leave you in a precarious financial position down the road.

Unfortunately, some employers may retaliate against employees who file workers’ compensation claims. Your workplace injury lawyer ensures your rights are protected and can help you pursue legal remedies if your employer takes retaliatory action against you.

Third-Party Work Injury Claims

Although workers are generally prohibited from suing their employers in New York, if a third party played a part in causing your injury, they may be liable for damages. For example, workers who suffer from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure may be eligible for compensation from a trust fund created by a company that produced asbestos-containing materials. Your workplace injury attorney can identify all potentially liable parties and help maximize the compensation and benefits you may receive.

Our Staten Island Workplace Injury Lawyers Provide Compassionate Legal Support

As native Staten Islanders, our workplace injury attorneys are dedicated to helping injured workers in the New York City area understand their rights and options. We can evaluate your case and advise you on the best path forward to a successful claim. We help you make informed decisions and always keep your best interests in mind.

Contact a Workplace Injury Lawyer in the Greater NYC Area

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, our workplace injury lawyers at Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP are here to help you and your family through this challenging time. Our Spanish-speaking clients can rely on attorney and Partner Rolando Cubela to provide the quality legal representation they deserve. To learn more, call us at 718-273-9000 or contact us to schedule a consultation with a workplace injury attorney in the greater New York City area.

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