A workplace accident claim is built on important details, such as where the accident happened, what you were doing at the time, who else was there, and what equipment was involved. Unfortunately, workplace accidents can happen fast, and you may not have the time or the ability to get all the details. Before you know it, you’ve been injured, and you’re receiving treatment.
A workplace accident attorney can help you investigate your claim, preserve evidence, and build a case for compensation. If you’re injured on Long Island, details matter. A lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can work quickly to gather the important information to build a claim.
Potential Compensation You Can Seek for Your Injuries
Whether you are filing a workers’ compensation claim or taking legal action against a liable party, we can calculate your damages to make sure you are seeking a fair recovery.
Potential compensation may include:
- Medical expenses, including current losses, such as emergency medical care, and future losses, such as rehabilitative therapy
- Lost wages if your injuries prevent you from working
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries keep you from returning to work or change the way in which you work
Depending on which path we take to pursue damages, you may also qualify for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering and loss of quality of life.
Wrongful Death Losses
If you lost a loved one, we may also be able to pursue compensation for:
- Your loved one’s medical bills associated with their workplace accident injuries
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Loss of inheritance for the income your loved one would have contributed to the household
- Loss of consortium
- Burial and funeral expenses
These damages can help you adjust to your loved one’s absence, and our lawyers can handle the legal process so you can grieve in peace.
New York Laws That May Apply to Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
When you’re pursuing your claim, a lawyer can also advise you on the laws that protect you and provide for your recovery. Understanding the laws that protect workers can be overwhelming when dealing with serious injuries. For instance, what laws apply to your situation, and what options for recovery do they provide?
A lawyer from our firm can seek fair compensation in the aftermath of your workplace accident. Whether it’s pursuing a workers’ compensation claim or reviewing other options for recovery, we can explain your legal options.
Pursuing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
If your benefits claim fails or the at-fault party offers a lowball settlement, our workers’ compensation lawyers can walk you through your next steps. This may include appealing the decision or negotiating for a fair settlement to meet your financial needs.
If your claim moves to settlement talks, companies and other organizations may try to get you to settle for less than what you deserve. Workers who are injured are often desperate. Medical costs can pile up. You may also be out of work and in need of money to pay your bills. Perhaps you are the sole breadwinner of your family and need resources to maintain your financial standing.
Don’t assume that an insurer or an employer will offer a fair or just settlement for your injuries. They’re looking out for their bottom line. You should look out for yours. A lawyer from our firm knows how to handle negotiations and fight for a fair recovery.
Our Workplace Accident Lawyers Handle All Types of Claims
Trial lawyers Richard Jaffe and Stephen Cohen and the team of attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, have more than 100 years of combined experience in personal injury litigation, including workplace accidents.
They have recovered fair compensation for clients in a variety of cases, including:
- Workplace machinery accidents
- Falls from heights
- Scaffolding and ladder accidents
- Construction accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Fires or explosions
- Slip and falls
- Vehicle accidents while on duty
- Workplace fatalities (wrongful death)
Some people believe that “foreigners” or “illegal aliens” have no rights when they are injured at work. This is simply not true. Undocumented workers, visa workers, and green card immigrants have the same standing to sue for personal injury as any U.S. citizen.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP has strong ties to the Hispanic community and has represented many undocumented citizens in workplace accident claims. (See immigrant injury rights.)
Our Attorneys Can Help Bolster Your Case for Your Best Chance at Obtaining a Fair Settlement
Our workplace injury attorneys represent clients in all types of occupations, from building trades, factory workers, and truck drivers to health care, law enforcement, and fire and rescue personnel.
Attorney Richard Jaffe is himself a licensed EMT (emergency medical technician). His medical training is a key advantage in recovering damages for serious workplace injuries, including back or neck injuries, shoulder or knee injuries, spinal cord injuries, or traumatic brain injuries.
Investigating Your Accident
We take prompt action and work closely with our clients. We will begin by investigating your workplace accident to identify the liable party.
We take photos, obtain accident reports, examine any video footage and talk to witnesses. We consult with experts to inspect machinery or reconstruct accidents. We make sure that our clients are getting proper medical care, including finding doctors who take workplace injury cases.
Handling All Your Paperwork and Communications
When you work with one of our Long Island attorneys, you will never have to directly communicate with the liable parties or their insurers. We handle all of the paperwork associated with your workers’ compensation claim. If we need to take legal action, we can also handle the process from beginning to end.
Filing Your Case Within the Appropriate Deadlines
Your workplace accident claim might develop into a workplace accident lawsuit. If so, here are two deadlines you need to abide by:
- CVP §214 states that you have three years to file your personal injury lawsuit.
- EPT §5-4.1 states that you have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Other deadlines could apply to your case, depending on your situation.
Work with an Attorney Today at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Our law firm is here to help in every way after a serious workplace injury. Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP for a free consultation. Learn how our Long Island lawyers can help with your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-358-6900