Getting compensation for a work injury should not be difficult. Yet injured workers face all manner of difficulties when seeking compensation for injuries sustained on the job. Nassau County work injury attorneys help workers overcome the obstacles they face and access benefits and compensation owed to them by law.

Why Choose Tucker Lawyers?

Relentless Advocacy

The team of Nassau County work injury lawyers at Tucker Lawyers has an impressive track record of recovering the funds workers need to support themselves while out of work and dealing with their injuries. Insurance companies may try to pay you less, but Tucker Lawyers will hold them accountable for what they owe. Work with Tucker Lawyers and get the benefit of working with a firm that has:

  • Compassion and results for clients
  • Industry-recognized Nassau County work injury lawyers
  • Client-centered services and care
  • Aggressive advocacy and negotiations
  • Free consultations
  • 24/7 availability.

We can’t rewrite the past for you, but we can certainly fight to get you money to relieve your difficult circumstances. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of Nassau County work injury attorneys today.

Set up a free consultation with our team by simply calling (516) 399-2364. Let’s review your case and discuss the compensation you may have coming to you. Contact Tucker Lawyers today!

Who Must Pay for Workers’ Injuries?

Injured workers must seek compensation for their work injuries from the workers’ comp system, which provides the following benefits:

  • Coverage of medical treatment and hospital costs
  • Limited wage-replacement compensation
  • Injury-related expenses and costs
  • Survivor benefits for a deceased worker’s loved ones and certain dependents.

Workers’ comp also pays for vocational rehabilitation for workers who can’t return to their prior work position in the same capacity or at all. However, the total amount of workers’ comp benefits is far less than what an injured worker would get in a standard personal injury lawsuit. The system is set up this way to keep the wheels of commerce turning and provide a streamlined compensation process for injured workers. In other words, workers get automatic compensation (no requirement to build and prove a case) in exchange for reduced compensation.

Negligent or Unlawful Third Parties

Third parties to a workplace are any parties who are not the employer or an employee, such as:

  • Utility repair workers
  • Independent contractors (in most cases)
  • Clients and customers
  • Members of the general public
  • Car and truck drivers
  • Construction and road construction workers
  • Product makers.

In most cases, your Nassau County work injury attorney must generally prove that the third party was negligent in causing your work injury. That said, product makers need not prove negligence because they can be held strictly liable or liable for breach of warranty for dangerously defective products. If you are in a position to sue a third party, your compensation will be far greater than it is when seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Your damages will cover things like:

  • Medical and hospital costs
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium.

If appropriate, your Nassau County work injury lawyer may also seek to recover exemplary damages. Exemplary (or punitive) damages seek to make an example of willfully malicious behavior by requiring the at-fault party to pay monetary damages above the compensation they already owe. At Tucker Lawyers, we meticulously review the facts of your case to identify any potential wrongdoers who had a hand in your accident. If you’ve got a third-party claim, we’ll find it and fight to recover the damages you deserve.

Work Injuries and Their Devastating Consequences

Although some jobs in Nassau County are more hazardous than others, the risk of injury is present in practically every sector of employment. Some of the more common injuries that can lead to significant time off work include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spine, neck, and back injuries
  • Dental and eye injuries
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Internal organ damage and bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Fractured or crushed bones
  • Amputation and dismemberment
  • Development of debilitating diseases or conditions.

Injured workers also frequently suffer psychological injuries and develop conditions such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In many cases, workers may be authorized to seek workers’ comp benefits for a qualifying psychological injury — but not always. The psychological damage must meet certain requirements before being considered compensable.

The Nassau County work injury attorneys at Tucker Lawyers strategically pursue every avenue of compensation for their work injury clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

You deserve to be compensated if you’ve been injured on the job. You also need answers to questions for peace of mind.

  • How long do I have to file a workers’ comp claim in Nassau County?

    If you are seeking to file a workers’ comp claim, the time limit is two years from the date of your work injury. For a condition that has developed over time, you have two years from the date that you discovered or should have discovered the condition. Remember that you must inform your employer within 30 days of being injured, regardless of when you file your claim. If you have a valid third-party claim, you must seek compensation within three years of your accident.

  • Can an employer ever be held directly responsible for a work injury?

    In limited cases, an employer can be held liable for a work injury. To be successful in a personal injury case against your boss, your Nassau County work injury lawyer must demonstrate one of the following:

    • Your boss injured you on purpose or approved or participated in your injury.
    • Your boss failed to have proper workers’ comp coverage.
    • Your boss is exempt from carrying workers’ comp.

    Suing an employer can be tricky. However, if any of the above-listed points is true, you deserve to be compensated by your employer.

  • How long will my Nassau County work injury claim take to resolve?

    Your work injury case can take several weeks or over a year. It all depends on the circumstances of your Nassau County work injury. Since workers’ comp is intended to provide swift compensation, simple cases without challenges can be resolved within a couple of months. However, the existence of problematic issues and profit-driven insurers and employers makes some cases take longer.

  • My boss retaliated after I filed a work injury claim. What can be done?

    You can take legal action against your employer for retaliating against your filing of a valid workers’ comp claim. Your Nassau County work injury attorney can review your case and discuss potential remedies, such as reinstatement to a work position, a promotion, and damages.

  • Can I benefit from a workers’ comp suit and a third-party claim at the same time?

    Yes. There is no law preventing an injured worker from filing a workers’ comp claim simultaneously with a third-party claim for the same incident.

Your questions matter. Please call any time to get more answers from our team of Nassau County work injury lawyers today.

Recompense for Your Work Injury Losses in Nassau County

Work Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Help You

Getting injured on the job can be the beginning of many financial and psychological difficulties. Fortunately, you may be entitled to recover various forms of compensation, depending on your circumstances. An experienced Nassau County work injury lawyer can help.

Need help getting proper compensation for a work injury? If so, Tucker Lawyers is ready to listen. Call (516) 399-2364 for a free consultation 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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