Work injuries can affect your health, your finances, and your future. If you’ve been injured on the job, your problem is twofold–not only are you hurt and have medical bills piling up, but you’re also unable to return to work and collect regular paychecks to help pay off those bills. Fortunately, you do have options, and a seasoned New York work injury lawyer from Zlotolow & Associates can help you explore those options. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you need.
Work-related injuries are far from uncommon. In fact, thousands of people are injured on the job every single year here in the United States. If you are one of those people, the time to act is now. Contact a dedicated Long Island personal injury lawyer from Zlotolow & Associates today so we can get started working on your case.
Workers in any industry or sector can sustain an injury on the job, meaning the potential for harm is always there, whether you’re a construction worker or an office worker. That said, some of the most common types of work-related injuries that our firm sees are as follows:
If you are injured on the job, the first thing you should do is call an ambulance to the scene of the accident. You should also report the incident to your supervisor or employer within 30 days (but it’s best to do so either the day of or the day after the injury occurred). Additionally, you should take picture of the unsafe conditions that caused your injury (if applicable) and ask witnesses for their contact information. You should also receive medical care immediately and keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should speak with a highly-skilled Long Island work injury lawyer from Zlotolow & Associates who can file your workers’ compensation claim. Ensure you do so within two years, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations.
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to help injured workers pay for their medical care, a portion of their lost wages, and permanent disability, if appropriate. However, it’s important to understand that workers’ compensation may not cover all of your losses or expenses, such as non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, emotional trauma, or the loss of enjoyment of life. That said, in some cases, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party who caused or contributed to your injury, such as a negligent driver, a defective product manufacturer, an independent contractor, or a negligent property owner.
Notably, there is no cap on the amount of damages you may recover in a third-party claim like there is with a workers’ compensation claim, however, to win a third–party claim, you must prove negligence, whereas to win a workers’ compensation claim, you must only prove that you were injured on the job, regardless of who was at fault.
At Zlotolow & Associates, we have the experience, knowledge, and skills to handle all types of work injury cases, and we are here to put that experience to work for you in your case. Once you get in touch with us, we will evaluate your case, answer your questions, and, from there, fight for your rights and interests, every step of the way. Contact Zlotolow & Associates today so we can get started working on your claim.