Hurt at Work? You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Long Island

From slipping on spilled coffee in the break room to getting into a forklift accident in a factory warehouse, the ways you can get hurt at work are numerous. Besides being painful, work injuries can be extremely frustrating. Within minutes of suffering a work injury, you may be contacted by Human Resources and required to fill out a mountain of paperwork. From the perspective of your employer, this makes sense. But it is the last thing you want to do when you are in pain and when you don’t understand what you are agreeing to.

The good news is that you aren’t required to sign away your rights to keep your job. You have the right to contact a Long Island work injury lawyer before agreeing to anything. Our attorneys can protect your rights and ensure that you don’t sign anything that hurts your case. As the victim of a workplace accident, you deserve compensation for the harm you suffered, and we will fight hard to help you receive it.

When you suffer an injury in the workplace in Long Island, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses and expenses related to that injury. The Long Island work injury lawyers at Tucker Lawyers PC can help you get the money you deserve. Contact us at (516) 399-2364 today to schedule an appointment with an attorney who cares.

Your Employer Has Lawyers to Protect Its Interests

Our Long Island Work Injury Attorneys Can Protect Yours

If someone gets injured in the workplace, it is a potential liability for their employer. At a minimum, even if the employer did everything right, they will probably be responsible for paying for the medical bills and lost work time of the employee. And in the worst-case scenario, this accident might reveal that the employer was failing to obey laws or was otherwise acting negligently, resulting in the injury. This type of revelation can result in multiple lawsuits and millions of dollars of restitution.

Thus, when you get injured at the workplace, the first thing your company may seek to do is to protect itself from liability. You may be asked to sign a document declaring that the employer wasn’t responsible for your injury. You may even be told that you have to sign this document to keep your job or to receive compensation for your injury.

While this is a violation of your rights, it is, unfortunately, the kind of violation that employers get away with regularly. Even if your employer doesn’t try this route, the insurance company might. The more rights the insurance company can get you to sign away, the less money it will have to pay you; and because an insurance company typically has its own lawyers, it might be able to get away with these types of actions legally.

Legal or not, our Long Island work injury attorneys won’t let either your employer or its insurance company get away with infringing on your rights. You have the right to get full compensation for:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical costs
  • Equipment and assistance services needed after an accident
  • Transportation costs

If your employer’s negligence caused your injury, you have the right to sue for additional damages, like pain and suffering. These are the types of damages that the insurance company and your employer may try to avoid paying. This is why you should never sign any paperwork without your attorney from Tucker Lawyers PC being present. We want you to get the maximum compensation the law allows, and we can help you receive it by ensuring you don’t sign away your right to sue your employer or their insurance company.

A Work Injury Attorney in Long Island Can Help You Get Workers’ Compensation

You Deserve to Be Paid When You Miss Work Due to an Injury in the Workplace

If you have been hurt in the workplace, you will often miss work time. When you miss significant work time, you are eligible to make a workers’ compensation claim. Unfortunately, this can be easier to say than it is to do. To file a workers’ compensation claim, you will need to complete paperwork and provide evidence supporting your claim — and you are expected to do this while you are so badly injured that you can’t return to work. This is why many people who file a workers’ compensation claim get less money than they should or get denied outright.

Our Long Island work injury lawyers can help you navigate the workers’ compensation process so that you avoid the red tape. This means we’ll help you collect the evidence you need to maximize your benefits and make the workers’ compensation process go as smoothly as possible. When you’ve been seriously injured, it is important to get as much money as you can as quickly as possible, so you can receive the care and support you need to fully recover from your injuries, and that is what our experienced work injury lawyers strive for.

If you have been injured at the workplace, it can feel like everyone is against you. Your employer, their insurance company, and even the government can make it hard for you to get the money you deserve. We can simplify the process. Contact Tucker Lawyers PC at (516) 399-2364 to schedule an appointment today.

Long Island Work Injury FAQs

We Can Answer Your Most Critical Questions About Work Injuries

After a work injury, you often have to deal with medical bills, employer paperwork, insurance paperwork, and even government paperwork. You may be confused about your options and rights along the way. Here are some of the most common questions we receive from clients.

  • Will I lose my job if I pursue workers’ compensation?

    Sadly, some employers may threaten your job if you attempt to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, this type of retaliation is illegal. If your employer has hinted that your job might be in danger if you take advantage of your rights, you should inform us immediately. We can take steps to protect your job or get you additional compensation for retaliation.

  • What can I do if my employer tries to claim the injury was my fault?

    Another common tactic from employers trying to avoid paying compensation is to claim that the employee was responsible for their injury. This may even happen if the employee was following instructions from a superior. If this happens, make sure to let our work injury lawyers know.

    We will gather evidence to prove that your employer is liable for your injuries. It is essential to avoid signing any paperwork your employer gives you, as some of that paperwork could involve admitting to responsibility for the accident.

  • What can I do if New York denies my workers’ compensation claim?

    If you filed a workers’ compensation claim on your own and it was denied, we can help you appeal the decision. Our lawyers have an excellent record of success in getting clients the money they deserve.

  • How much money will I get from a work injury claim?

    The amount of compensation you receive depends on several factors. Typically, the more seriously you are injured, the more money you will receive. But this is only the money you get for economic damages.

    How much you can obtain in non-economic damages often depends on how negligent your employer was. For example, if your employer didn’t provide you with OSHA-mandated safety equipment and the result caused you intangible losses like pain and suffering, you may be eligible for non-economic damages. The longer you suffer the effects of injuries, the more you may get in non-economic damages.

  • Can I get money from a third party if I am injured at work?

    This depends on the unique circumstances of your case. For example, if you were injured at the airport while traveling for work, it might count as a work injury, but the airport might have also been negligent. In such a situation, we might be able to get you compensation from your employer and additional compensation from the airport. Our Long Island work injury attorneys will determine who is liable and get you as much money as you are eligible for.

You may have additional questions or need clarification on certain topics. You can ask our attorneys all of your questions during your free consultation.

Why Choose Our Long Island Work Lawyers?

Our law firm is committed to helping injury victims get the justice they deserve, even when the odds are against them — and the odds can feel more against you than ever when the government, your employer, and an insurance company are all making it difficult for you to get money.

After a work injury, you need fair compensation to recover and keep out of debt. Our Long Island work injury lawyers are experienced in helping clients like you. Contact us at (516) 399-2364 to schedule an appointment today.

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Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.

John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]

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