If you are among the many who are injured on the job each year, you are likely worried about your financial future. If your injury is serious, you are also dealing with pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. In this situation, the Staten Island work injury attorneys at Tucker Lawyers may be able to help.

Why Choose Us?

Results You Need

Our team of Staten Island work injury attorneys fights hard to get the results our clients need and deserve. If you’ve been injured at work, trust in Tucker Lawyers as many have before, and work with a firm that has:

  • A lengthy record of successful work injury compensation cases
  • Industry-respected Staten Island work injury attorneys
  • Client-focused services
  • Effective planning and strategies
  • Complimentary consultations
  • Round-the-clock availability.

You can’t change the past, but you can potentially provide for your future by reaching out to our team of experienced Staten Island work injury lawyers. We may be able to recover the compensation that will have a tangible effect on your life.

Call (516) 399-2364 to set up a free consultation with an experienced Staten Island work injury attorney. Learn what compensation may be available for your losses. Contact Tucker Lawyers today!

Who’s Responsible for Paying for Work Injuries?

Injured workers need at a minimum compensation for their medical treatment and lost wages. Fortunately, workers’ comp exists to handle the bulk of injured workers’ claims, and some workers may be entitled to pursue additional legal action for compensation.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers’ comp is a mandatory insurance program that provides limited economic compensation to injured workers. It is automatic in most worker injury cases and consists of the following benefits:

  • Medical coverage for work injuries
  • Partial replacement of lost wages or salary
  • Limited compensation for injury and treatment-related expenses.

Vocational rehabilitation benefits are also available to some workers. Regardless of what your situation entitles you to, you can rely on Tucker Lawyers to vigorously pursue compensation for your losses.

Third Parties

Although workers’ comp is typically the exclusive remedy for work injuries, there are circumstances where an injured worker may seek compensation from a third party as well. What is a third party? A third party is someone who is not a worker’s employer or fellow employee, such as:

  • Food delivery driver
  • Bike messenger
  • Customer or client
  • The general public
  • Property owner of the worksite
  • Car or truck driver
  • Construction and road construction worker.

The makers of products and equipment are also third parties who are considered to be present by way of the products they provide. Some of these products, which include tools and equipment, cause injury to workers. When they do, the product maker can be held strictly liable, which means the injured worker is free from the responsibility of proving negligence.

In the lion’s share of other third-party cases, an injured worker must prove negligence, which can be defined as an act or omission that is below the acceptable standards of care in any given circumstance. For example, motorists have various standards of care that are encoded in traffic laws.

Because of the requirement to demonstrate negligence, injured workers do well to seek out competent counsel in these matters. When experienced Staten Island work injury lawyers successfully build a third-party compensation case, the following types of compensation become available to injured workers:

  • Medical treatment and care
  • Full lost income replacement
  • Property repair or replacement
  • Death expenses in cases of fatalities
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium.

When particularly egregious behavior is at issue, the injured worker’s Staten Island work injury attorney may be entitled to pursue exemplary damages. Exemplary damages seek to make an example out of the defendant by requiring them to pay further damages to the person they harmed.

Whatever your circumstances, you can rest assured that Tucker Lawyers will identify and aggressively pursue every type of compensation you are entitled to receive under the law.  

The Staten Island work injury attorneys at Tucker Lawyers don’t back down until their clients have been properly compensated.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve been hurt at work, you likely deserve compensation for your injuries. You also deserve answers to any questions you have. Read on for answers to some of the common questions our team receives.

  • What is the statute of limitations for work injuries in Staten Island?

    If you are filing a workers’ comp claim, you are under a statute of limitations of two years. But you must report your injury to your employer within 30 days of its occurrence. For conditions that have developed over time, the statute of limitations starts running on the day the disease was discovered or should have been discovered. For third-party work injury claims, the statute of limitations is three years.

  • Can bosses ever be sued for causing a work injury?

    Yes. Injured workers may sue their bosses under limited circumstances, such as:

    • The boss intentionally caused the worker’s injury.
    • The boss is required to but does not carry workers’ comp insurance.
    • The company is not required to carry worker’s comp insurance.

    If you are considering suing your boss, speak with an experienced Staten Island work injury lawyer immediately for guidance and representation.

  • What types of work injuries are common among Staten Island workers?

    Although workers can potentially suffer from all manner of injuries, certain injuries tend to take place more often than others, such as:

    • Injuries to the head, brain, and face
    • Injuries to the spine, neck, and back
    • Facial injuries, such as dental injuries and injuries to the eyes
    • Internal bleeding and organ damage
    • Blood-loss complications
    • Broken and crushed bones
    • Poisoning or exposure to toxic substances
    • The development of an occupational disease or injury.

    Injured workers may also experience significant psychological injuries, such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, and can potentially seek compensation for them as well under certain circumstances.

  • Can I do anything about employer retaliation for filing a workers’ comp claim?

    Yes. Employer retaliation is against the law. You have avenues to seek remedies for such an act. If you have experienced retaliation, inform your Staten Island work injury lawyer immediately.

  • Can I seek compensation from workers’ comp and a third-party lawsuit simultaneously?

    Yes. You have the right to sue a third party and seek compensation at the same time if your work injury was caused by an unlawfully acting third party. Keep in mind that the insurance company or your employer may be entitled to recoup paid workers’ comp benefits from your third-party lawsuit proceeds.

    Your Staten Island work injury lawyer will review your case during your free consultation and identify whether you have a valid case against a third party. They will also discuss any ramifications involved.

We want you to have the answers you need to understand what you may be entitled to. Feel free to reach out to our team of Staten Island work injury attorneys for more answers.

Get Justice for Your Staten Island Work Injury!

We’re Prepared to Go All the Way

Tucker Lawyers understands the needs of injured workers. We do everything in our power to recover substantial funds to help ease their post-accident struggles and rebuild their lives. You can rely on our team to work diligently for you.

To speak with an experienced Staten Island work injury lawyer who is prepared to fight for you, contact Tucker Lawyers. We offer free consultations and never back down when you deserve more. Call (516) 399-2364 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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