What happens when a worker is injured on the job? Who steps in to compensate them for their losses? The answer is no one. The injured worker must take positive steps to get the compensation they deserve. The North Hempstead work injury lawyers at Tucker Lawyers walk with injured workers through the compensation process to help them recover the funds they truly need.

Why Choose Us?

Relentless Advocacy

Our team of North Hempstead work injury attorneys enjoys a reputation for being relentless in the pursuit of compensation payouts for injured workers. The experience and skill of our advocates are instrumental in recovering the money we know our clients deserve.

At Tucker Lawyers, we offer every client:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Round-the-clock availability
  • Contingency fee pricing — no fee unless we win
  • Aggressive advocacy from experienced North Hempstead work injury lawyers.

Our North Hempstead attorneys have fought hard and won many millions of dollars for our injured clients and would like to meet to review and discuss your case. You may be entitled to more compensation than you realize. We have also won approvals for workers who have had their workers’ comp claims previously denied.

For a free consultation with North Hempstead work injury lawyers who care, contact Tucker Lawyers at (516) 399-2364. Don’t leave compensation on the table. Let our team fight for every dollar you are owed.

Compensation for Work Injuries

Injured workers need compensation that is timely and proper to help them meet their financial needs when out of work. In most cases, that compensation comes from workers’ comp insurance, which is mandatory for most employers in the state of New York.

It is important to point out that workers’ comp provides only limited compensation to injured workers in exchange for fast benefits. The lack of a requirement to prove negligence is part of the reason workers only get partial benefits for an injury. Ultimately, requiring an injured worker to build a case against their boss for compensation would gum up the wheels of commerce as companies try to address countless injury lawsuits.

Instead, the state has a system of benefits that most can access automatically and relatively quickly after suffering an injury. These benefits include:

  • Limited lost wages and medical treatment
  • Limited compensation for injury-related expenses
  • Survivor benefits for a deceased worker’s spouse, children, and dependents.

For workers who cannot return to their previous position in the same capacity as before their accident, vocational rehabilitation is usually available. Vocational rehab helps permanently injured workers find suitable employment through training and job-placement programs.

Third-Party Claims

Not all injured workers are limited to workers’ comp benefits after a work injury. Those who are harmed by a negligent or otherwise unlawfully acting third party can pursue full personal injury compensation for their losses.

What is a third party? In the context of worksites, third parties are those who are not co-workers or employers, such as:

  • The general public
  • Customers
  • Utility workers
  • Delivery drivers
  • Product manufacturers (through the products they make).

Comprehensive personal injury compensation includes far higher payouts than workers’ comp. In addition to medical care and treatment, workers who file third-party claims may also receive 100% wage-replacement compensation, full compensation for expenses arising out of their injury, and . . .

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium.

Exemplary damages may also be on the table for some injured workers. Exemplary damages are awarded to send a message to a particularly bad-acting party. For example, if a customer fires a gun in a grocery store, any employees who have been injured will likely be eligible for punitive damages in a third-party lawsuit.

Before any damages will be paid, however, a case for negligence or some other unlawful behavior must be made. This task requires your North Hempstead work injury attorney to meticulously review your case and gather strong evidence of liability. If a motor vehicle was involved, evidence of speeding or drunk driving may be appropriate. In the case of an accident involving a faulty product or tool, evidence of a manufacturing defect may be required.

At Tucker Lawyers, we investigate every potential source of compensation to get you the full breadth of the funds available to you. With our team of North Hempstead work injury lawyers representing you, you won’t have to wonder whether you could have gotten more, because we always fight for the max.

Tucker Lawyers vigorously pursues the proper compensation for clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions below will help you understand more about what’s involved with work injury and claims for compensation. Please contact Tucker Lawyers if you have any other questions.

  • Is there a statute of limitations for work injury claims in New York?

    Yes. The state of New York has a two-year time limit (statute of limitations) for workers’ comp claims. There is also a 30-day time limit for reporting work injuries to employers. For third-party claims, the statute of limitations is three years.

  • On what grounds is it possible to sue an employer for a work injury in North Hempstead?

    Suing an employer for a workplace injury is permissible when an employer intentionally harms an employee. An injured worker may also sue their employer when their employer fails to have workers’ comp insurance when required or if their employer is not required to carry workers’ comp. Employers who are exempt from workers’ comp requirements in New York include the Fire Department of New York and the New York City Sanitation Department.

  • How long will my North Hempstead compensation case take?

    Resolution times for work injury cases vary from case to case. If you are seeking compensation exclusively through your employer’s workers’ comp coverage, your case may require less time than the case of a worker filing both a workers’ comp and third-party claim — but not always. Complex issues can arise in a single workers’ comp case and cause extended resolution times.

    In every case, Tucker Lawyers seeks to get you compensation in as timely a fashion as possible for your circumstances. In some cases, it may take up to or over a year to resolve your case.

  • What can be done about employer retaliation after filing a workers’ comp claim?

    Injured workers who experience retaliation for filing a workers’ comp claim can take action against their employers. Legal remedies include reinstatement to a prior job position and even monetary damages.

  • Must I choose between filing a workers’ comp claim and a third-party lawsuit?

    No. Injured workers can seek compensation from both sources when the facts of their injuries allow.

If you have more North Hempstead work injury questions, we are more than happy to answer them for you. Please call to speak with a North Hempstead work injury attorney today.

Tucker Lawyers Is Ready to Help!

Effective Advocacy for Your Case

Injured workers need a lifeline to continue providing for themselves and their families. Tucker Lawyers is there every step of the way to help you recover every form of compensation available to you. If you have been injured on the job, don’t hesitate to call an effective advocate who is ready to fight for you.

Call (516) 399-2364 to get started on the road to proper compensation for your work injury. Tucker Lawyers never settles for less than you deserve. Reach out to schedule a free consultation with our North Hempstead work injury lawyers 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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