Injured workers usually struggle to provide for themselves and their families and need timely and adequate compensation. Insurance companies and employers, however, can make injured workers’ lives difficult by complicating the claim process and fighting to pay their workers less than they deserve. An experienced Oyster Bay work injury lawyer understands workers’ struggles and knows how to overcome the challenges they face when seeking compensation.

Why Choose Us?

Known to Win

Tucker Lawyers has a reputation for winning substantial payouts for its injured worker clients. If you need representation for an on-the-job injury claim, our team of Oyster Bay work injury lawyers is ready to sit and listen and strategize for compensation. You can rely on us to work diligently until we have made sure that you are fully compensated.

With Tucker Lawyers, you get:

  • Round-the-clock access to your Oyster Bay work injury lawyers
  • Oyster Bay work injury lawyers who are highly respected in the industry
  • A team with decades of combined experience winning substantial compensation
  • Personalized legal services for your unique case
  • Regular case updates.

We’re in it with you when we take you on as a client. You can rely on Tucker Lawyers to vigorously fight for you until your case has been resolved.

Need help with an Oyster Bay work injury? If so, our Oyster Bay work injury lawyers would like to meet and help you determine the most optimal course of action moving forward. Call (516) 399-2364 for a free consultation with an Oyster Bay work injury lawyer today.

Work Injury Compensation in Oyster Bay

Injured workers can seek compensation and benefits for their injuries through the workers’ comp system. In most cases, it is the exclusive remedy for an injured worker and provides them with:

  • Hospital and medical care
  • Wage-replacement benefits up to a certain amount
  • Money to cover expenses associated with in-home care and treatment-related travel
  • Vocational rehabilitation for certain injured workers
  • Survivor benefits in death cases.

Unfortunately, workers’ compensation does not cover non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering. However, certain psychological injuries may qualify for workers’ compensation.

Suing Third Parties

You can sue a third party whose unlawful actions lead to your work injuries. However, your Oyster Bay work injury lawyer must make a strong case for liability against them. Third parties include anyone who is not an employee or an employer at a worksite.

For example, diners at a restaurant are third parties. If one of them is negligent and harms an employee, the employee can sue the diner for full personal injury damages, which include full lost-wage compensation, medical and hospital coverage, and . . .

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

Product manufacturers, although not present at a workplace, may also be held liable for dangerously defective products that injure workers. For example, if a ladder collapses due to a manufacturing defect, the product manufacturer can be sued for damages that result from the collapse. 

In cases where a third party is more than negligent, exemplary (punitive) damages may be appropriate. For example, if a customer starts a fire at an establishment out of spite, the victims of the fire will have a strong case for exemplary damages.

At Tucker Lawyers, our Oyster Bar work injury lawyers are driven by the desire to see our clients’ lives restored. You can rely on our team to faithfully safeguard your right to the full amount of compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Our Oyster Bay work injury lawyers work hard to get clients the compensation they need.

Frequently Asked Questions

More valuable information can be found the FAQs below. Please read through the answers and don’t delay in contacting Tucker Lawyers with further questions.

  • How much do Oyster Bay work injury lawyers charge?

    Work injury attorneys in Oyster Bay usually charge 10% to 15% of the compensation you receive from workers’ compensation and about 33% of the compensation you receive from settled third-party claims. If your claim needs a trial (which most do not), your Oyster Bay work injury attorney will charge a higher percentage for their services.

  • How much time do I have to file a compensation claim for a work injury?

    After a work injury, you have to file your workers’ compensation claim within two years of the incident to be eligible to receive compensation. Keep in mind that you must also inform your employer of your accident within 30 days of its occurrence.

    If you are filing a third-party claim, you have three years to take legal action for compensation. However, it is important that you not delay if you have a compensation claim. Problems typically become more likely to arise for compensation cases the longer the injury victim takes to seek compensation. These problems often involve the availability of evidence Oyster Bay work injury attorneys need to build strong cases.

    For example, video evidence is extremely valuable in work injury cases and most other types of personal injury cases. However, accessing this video evidence becomes impossible after too much time has passed, because businesses commonly record over or delete. Other types of evidence also suffer from the lapse of time, such as witnesses’ recall.

  • When is a worker permitted to sue their boss for a work injury?

    Although it is not usually possible, an injured worker can sue their boss when:

    • The boss fails to carry workers’ comp insurance when required.
    • The boss intentionally caused the injured worker harm or sanctioned their injury.
    • The boss is not required to purchase workers’ comp insurance.

    If you might have a case against your boss, reach out to Tucker Lawyers for a case review and guidance on what steps to take next.

  • What can I do about workers’ comp retaliation in Oyster Bay?

    Retaliation for filing a workers’ comp claim is an unfortunate occurrence that is illegal and can be addressed with legal action. You may be entitled to various remedies, depending on the circumstances of the retaliation, including payment of back pay and reinstatement to a prior position.

  • Am I precluded from filing a third-party lawsuit if I file for workers’ comp?

    No. Workers’ comp and third-party claims are not mutually exclusive. Your work injury lawyer in Oyster Bay can handle both claims for you to help ensure that you maximize the compensation you receive. It is important to note, however, that workers’ comp insurers or your employer can seek to recover benefits they have paid you from the proceeds of your third-party compensation claim payout.

The Oyster Bay work injury attorneys at Tucker Lawyers are ready to field any questions you may still have and are awaiting your call. Reach out to our team for the answers you need.

Call on Tucker Lawyers for Help!

We’re with You All the Way

Do you need compensation for your work injury? The Oyster Bay work injury lawyers at Tucker Lawyers would like to review your case and potentially fight to recover every dollar of compensation you may be entitled to. Don’t let insurance companies or your employer talk you into anything less!

Call Tucker Lawyers today to discover how our team can potentially help you recover substantial work injury compensation for your losses. We can be reached around the clock at (516) 399-2364. Call today to get started on your case.

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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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