Helping Injured New Yorkers Get the Compensation They Deserve
If you were injured on the job, you might be confused about your legal rights and options. You might even be worried about taking any type of action because you’re concerned about what might happen to your job.
The skilled Brooklyn workplace injury lawyers at Avanzino & Moreno, P.C., Attorneys at Law can help protect your rights. We provide sound legal advice and guidance through the workplace injury claims process. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t have to worry about paying for our services until we have successfully recovered compensation on your behalf. Contact our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys today to learn more about how we can help.
Common Types of Workplace Injuries
New York employs millions of workers in various industries, including construction, restaurants, bars, offices, retailers, and more. Workers can suffer injuries in various types of workplace accidents, including:
- Construction accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Heavy lifting accidents
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Toxic exposure
Types of Legal Claims Injured Workers Can Take
If you were injured at work, you may have different legal options, depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury. In most cases, workers’ compensation is your exclusive remedy for a claim against your employer.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system that provides medical and partial wage replacement benefits to workers injured on the job. You do not have to prove your employer was negligent in order to recover compensation for your work-related injury. New York workers’ compensation covers various types of injuries, including:
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Eye injuries
- Hearing loss
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Emotional injuries, such as PTSD
- Workplace illnesses
In some cases, you may have a viable claim against a third party for your injuries. In these situations, you can pursue compensation for the full extent of your damages, including pain and suffering, future damages, and the full amount of your lost wages and reduced earning capacity. Common scenarios in which you may have a third-party claim include:
- You were injured by a defective product
- You were injured by exposure to a toxic substance
- Another party’s negligence caused your injury, such as in a motor vehicle accident
For either type of case, you will need to be able to show the accident occurred at work and have evidence to this effect. When pursuing a third-party claim, you will have to show the defendant was negligent, meaning they owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and caused your injuries as a result.
In some cases, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s workers’ comp insurance, as well as a third-party claim against the negligent defendant. An experienced Brooklyn workplace injury attorney from Avanzino & Moreno, P.C., Attorneys at Law can review your case and explain your legal options. There are different rules and filing deadlines that apply to third-party claims, so it is important you work with a lawyer experienced with these types of claims.
Contact Our Workplace Injury Lawyers in Brooklyn for Your Free Case Review
If you were injured in a workplace accident, it’s critical to seek legal representation as quickly as possible to preserve evidence and your legal rights. The dedicated workplace injury attorneys in Brooklyn from Avanzino & Moreno, P.C., Attorneys at Law are here to help. Contact us today for your free case consultation.