New York City Work Injury Lawyer
Sustaining an injury on the job is a stressful experience. Unfortunately, it happens to many people in NYC virtually every single day. If you were recently injured on the job, you can turn to a competent New York City work injury lawyer from Mirza Law to fight for the compensation you require to heal and, hopefully, rejoin the workforce. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Work Injury Lawyer | Fighting for Injured Workers in NYC
Were you injured while you were simply doing your job? If so, our firm is here to help. We understand how important this financial recovery is to you and your family, and you have our pledge to do everything in our power to obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. We will be by your side through each phase of the claims process ahead.
Taking Action After a Work Injury
If you’re injured on the job in New York City, you’ll need to do what you can to document the facts of the incident, especially if the accident wasn’t your fault. Just some of the actions you need to take after a work injury are as follows:
- Call 911 and ensure you receive immediate medical treatment.
- Ask witnesses of your accident for their contact information.
- Take pictures of the cause of your accident, such as unsafe property conditions.
- Keep copies of all medical documentation that have to deal with your injuries.
- Hire a competent New York City injury lawyer who can help you pursue compensation for the damages you’ve sustained.
Ensure that you also notify your supervisor of your accident and injuries immediately. In fact, in New York, the law requires employees to report their employers’ job-related injuries within 30 days. Under New York law, Injured employees looking to file a worker’s compensation claim will have only two years to do so, however, whether the countdown begins on the date of injury or other circumstances depends on the nature of the injury. The bottom line is that the sooner you act, the better off you will be.
Workers’ Comp Claims Vs. Third-Party Claims in NYC
Workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance that most employers in New York are required to carry. If you were injured on the job, we’ll likely file a workers’ compensation claim, regardless of who caused your injury. As long we can prove you were hurt on the job, you should be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits, which will cover your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. However, if we can prove you were hurt on the job due to a liable third party who is not your employer, we may file a third-party personal injury claim. There is no cap on damages that a person may receive in a third-party claim.
Contact a Work Injury Lawyer Today
If you were hurt on the job, you can turn to Mirza Law to effectively represent you through each phase of the claims process ahead. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.