Have you been injured on the job in Queens, NY? Contact Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. to discuss your rights the options for financial recovery that might be available to you. Under New York State law, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and/or have the right to file a third-party claim against those responsible for your injury.
Our Queens workplace accident lawyers will work tirelessly to help you maximize your recovery.
Our law office in NYC offers a free consultation, so don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange yours today.
How Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Can Help After an On the Job Accident in Queens
Getting hurt on the job can turn your world upside down. Your injuries might require extensive (and costly) medical care and force you to miss time at work. That can put you in an incredibly uncomfortable financial situation. Fortunately, compensation is likely available to you. However, getting money in your hands is often easier said than done.
Your employer, their insurance provider, and negligent parties will probably fight you every step of the way.
You can increase the odds of a win by enlisting the aid of an experienced Queens personal injury lawyer from Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C.
Our team has 40+ years of experience fighting on behalf of injured workers in Queens and their families. Over the years, our law firm has recovered tens of millions of dollars (and counting) in settlement deals and jury verdicts on their behaves. We are prepared to put the full force and weight of our personal injury law firm behind you.
By hiring our experienced legal team, you’ll benefit from:
- An attorney who gives you and your workplace accident case the undivided time and attention it deserves
- A careful and thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your on-the-job injury
- Consultations with accident and injury specialists as we analyze, build, and value your claim
- Clear explanations about the avenues of recovery that are available to you, which might include workers’ compensation benefits and/or a civil personal injury lawsuit
- Quality legal advice throughout the claims process
While we will set out to negotiate a favorable deal on your behalf, rest assured that our renowned trial attorneys will be more than ready to take your workplace accident case to a jury, if necessary. We’ll do whatever it takes to help you secure a full and fair financial award. That’s our promise to you.
Call our law office in Queens, New York to arrange a time to discuss your case in detail. We’re always standing by – 24/7/365.
How Common Are Workplace Accidents in Queens and NYC?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), fatal workplace accidents are quite common in New York City.
Over the past few years, the number of workplace fatalities has varied:
- 2015: 74 fatal workplace accidents
- 2016: 56 fatal workplace accidents
- 2017: 87 fatal workplace accidents
- 2018: 73 fatal workplace accidents
That’s roughly 1.4 fatal workplace accidents a week across all five boroughs of the city, including Queens.
Keep in mind, these are just workplace accidents that result in death. Thousands of other workers suffer a wide range of non-fatal injuries on the job every year in Queens and NYC, too.
QueensWorkplace Injuries Range From Mild Bumps and Bruises to Life-Threatening Trauma
The type of injury a worker may suffer depends, in large part, on the industry in which they work. Some industries, like fishing, construction, and transportation, are particularly dangerous. However, that doesn’t mean that workers in a retail store or individuals who spend most of their day behind a desk in an office building aren’t susceptible to injury, too.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our personal injury attorneys in Queens represent all injured workers, including those who have suffered:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Repetitive motion injury
- Eye injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Catastrophic injury
Call our law office to discuss your Queens workplace accident case today. Your initial consultation is 100% free.
Can I Recover Compensation If I Caused My Workplace Accident in Queens?
It depends on how you decide to pursue compensation. If you’re seeking benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy, the answer is yes.
In New York, the state’s workers’ compensation law establishes a “no-fault” system. This means that injured workers can seek and recover benefits regardless of fault. However, keep in mind that there are limits to what workers’ compensation benefits will cover. And, you’ll be subject to a lot of different rules and regulations as you navigate the claims process. However, your own negligence will not be a factor in determining eligibility and the value of your benefits.
If you’re seeking damages in a third-party personal injury lawsuit, the answer is maybe.
New York has a pure comparative negligence system in place. Sharing blame will not automatically bar an accident victim from recovering a financial award. However, that award will be reduced in direct proportion to the degree of blame. If a jury assigns you 30 percent of the blame for your workplace accident, your award will be reduced by that amount. So, an award for $100,000 would be cut down to $70,000.
Insurance companies and defense attorneys will undoubtedly try to shift as much of the blame to you as possible. The more fault assigned to you, the less money other parties will be required to pay under the law. So, it is important to fight back against these tactics. Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. knows how to protect. Our Queens workplace injury lawyers will do everything in our power to neutralize these efforts and, in turn, maximize your recovery.
The Most Common Causes of Workplace Accidents in Queens
There are a multitude of different ways someone can get injured at work in Queens, New York.
However, some of the most common causes of workplace accidents, injuries, and deaths include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Violence and assaults
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Exposure to harmful and toxic substances
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Contact with objects and equipment
- Struck by an object
- Defective work equipment
Many times, these are a consequence of a deviation from OSHA safety standards and unsafe working conditions.
When you’ve suffered an on-the-job injury in Queens, you deserve to know what legal options might be available to you. Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. will explain your options and help you determine what course of action might be best, given the particular circumstances of your case.
Call our law office to get started today.
What is My Queens Workplace Accident Case Worth?
As a general rule, the value of a workplace accident case will depend on the extent and severity of the worker’s injury. The more serious the trauma, the more a related injury case is worth. Keep in mind, however, that the damages that can be awarded (and the attached value) will depend on how a worker decides to pursue compensation.
In a New York workers’ compensation claim for benefits, an injured worker can recover:
- Medical treatment
- Cash benefits for lost wages (usually ⅔ of your average weekly wage multiplied by your % of disability)
- Supplemental benefits for a permanent disability
- Vocational rehabilitation services
- Social security disability benefits
Family members may qualify for death benefits if a workplace accident in Queens is fatal.
There are fewer limitations on damages that can be awarded to an injured laborer or construction worker in a personal injury lawsuit. Compensation can include money for:
- Lost wages and income
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement or loss of limb
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment or quality of life
- Wrongful death, if an accident is fatal
You can trust that Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. will work diligently to identify all of your legal options and pursue all available monetary awards on your behalf. In support of our efforts, we will work closely with accident and injury experts to ensure that we can really know what your case is worth.
How Long Do I Have to Pursue Compensation After a Workplace Accident in Queens?
Typically, two years. The statute of limitations begins to run the moment you get hurt or discover your injury, whichever is sooner.
Keep in mind that if you want to recover workers’ compensation benefits, you will have to notify your employer of your workplace accident within 30 days. Failing to do so will effectively bar you from benefiting from your employer’s no-fault coverage.
Call Our Queens Workplace Accident Lawyers For Help Today
Whether you were injured in a motor vehicle accident or slipped and fell on the job, you may have the right to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. The Queens workplace accident lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you navigate the difficult days ahead and fight to maximize your financial recovery. Give our law office in Queens, NY a call to arrange a free initial case evaluation with our skilled team today.