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Queens Workplace Accident LawyerHave you been injured on the job in Queens, NY? You may be entitled to significant compensation for your medical care, lost wages, and other damages. The Queens workplace accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you fight to maximize your financial recovery.

Since 1992, we’ve won more than $400 million in life-changing benefits, settlements, and verdicts. We’re the hard-working advocates you need in your corner after you’ve been hurt.

Contact our law offices or call us today at (718) 993-9999 to learn more about our award-winning legal team and how we’ve been able to help injured workers just like you. Your first consultation is absolutely free, so don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance today.

How Our Queens Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help After an On-the-Job Injury

How Our Queens Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help After an On-the-Job InjuryWorkplace accidents and injuries can be catastrophic. They can directly impact your health, your ability to work, and whether or not you’re able to support your family. Insurance companies don’t care about you, so they won’t prioritize your request for benefits or damages. 

The best decision you can make after getting hurt on the job is hiring our experienced Queens personal injury lawyers to represent you.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we’ve been fighting for injured workers in Queens, New York for more than 30 years. We’ve gained a reputation for being tough, relentless advocates for our clients – and getting top results in the process.

When you hire our law firm, you can expect us to:

  • Explain all of your legal options – including whether or not you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and if a lawsuit against third parties is possible
  • Conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to and caused your accident
  • Work hand-in-hand with experts who can provide important insight into the details of your case
  • Handle all negotiations with your employer, their insurance provider, and any negligent third parties
  • Have an award-winning trial attorney argue your case in front of a compassionate jury, if necessary.

Give us a call to learn more. We’re here to take your call whenever it’s most convenient for you. And, as always, your initial case evaluation is absolutely free.

How Common Are Workplace Accidents in Queens?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were at least 129,000 workplace injuries reported in New York in 2020. That breaks down to about 2 injuries for every 100 full-time workers. 

These figures don’t, however, take into account government workers, independent contractors, and many others who also get hurt at work in New York.

In a borough like Queens, which is seemingly always under construction, job site accidents are particularly common. According to the NYC Department of Buildings, there were a total of 484 construction accidents across the Big Apple in 2020.

Of those, at least 58 were in Queens – resulting in no fewer than 61 injuries and at least one death.

We Represent Clients All Workplace Accident Cases in Queens

Workplace accidents are an everyday occurrence in the borough of Queens. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we provide aggressive, effective legal representation to clients who have contracted job-related illnesses or suffered injuries on the job in all types of accidents.

We handle workplace accident cases involving:

  • Construction accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Exposure to lead, asbestos, and other toxins
  • Electrocution
  • Fires and explosions
  • Defective work equipment
  • Forklift accidents
  • Heavy equipment accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Job-related car accidents
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Shipyard accidents
  • Subway and MTA accidents, and more.

Contact our law offices to learn more about our legal team and discover how we can help you fight for well-deserved compensation after an on-the-job accident in Queens.

What Compensation Can I Get If I’m Injured at Work in Queens?

It depends on what type of claim you decide to file. 

There are generally two paths you can take:

  • Seeking benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy, or
  • Filing a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party.

You may qualify to recover compensation under one or both of these options.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

In New York, most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation to cover the costs of employees’ injuries if they happen to get hurt on the job. 

For qualifying employees, benefits can include money for:

  • Medical care
  • Lost wages during recovery
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Cash awards for permanent impairments to extremities
  • Vocational rehabilitation services, and
  • Death benefits, if a workplace accident is fatal.

Note, these benefits typically don’t cover all of a worker’s costs, expenses, or losses. For instance, while you may be entitled to lost wages, benefits will be calculated to cover ⅔ of your weekly wage. And, there’s a cap set by law. In 2022, the maximum an injured worker can take home each week is $1,063.05

Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Not everyone qualifies for workers’ compensation benefits. And, many employees who do qualify find that the benefits they receive aren’t enough to make them whole. 

Fortunately, it may be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit if a workplace accident is the result of another person’s negligence. Liable parties could include property owners, companies responsible for defective products, government agencies, or anyone who contributed to an accident at work.

(Note, covered employees are typically prohibited from suing their employers.) 

By filing a personal injury lawsuit, injured workers may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages. Punitive damages could also be available in certain situations.

Economic damages cover financial costs of an accident and injury, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost income and wages
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical devices or equipment
  • Out of pocket costs related to the injury, and more.

Non-economic damages help to compensate for trauma that’s subjective and hard to value, like:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Temporary and/or permanent disability
  • Loss of quality or enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

One benefit of a personal injury lawsuit is that damages aren’t limited, reduced, or capped by law. And, workers can seek compensation for suffering and anguish – which can make a world of difference as they recover.

What Causes Most Workplace Accidents?

Common causes of on-the-job accidents and injuries include:

  • Unsafe working conditions or environments
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Failure to provide adequate or necessary safety equipment
  • Inadequate training or supervision
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Working from heights, on structures like ladders or scaffolding
  • Worker fatigue
  • Hazardous materials
  • Defective equipment

Often, violations of OSHA safety violations contribute to or cause accidents in the workplace in Queens. Whatever the cause, you can count on Oresky & Associates, PLLC to be there to help you figure out a path to financial recovery. Contact our team to get started today.

Work-Related Injuries Can Result in Catastrophic Injury, Disability, and Death

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we fight to help our clients seek maximum compensation for all of their workplace accident injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Back and neck injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Crushing injury
  • Chest injury
  • Amputation
  • Eye injury
  • Hearing loss
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Musculoskeletal disorders, and more.

Any work injury or illness can disrupt your life. Let our Queens personal injury attorneys help you fight to make things right.

Can I Seek Compensation If I’m Blamed For My Work Accident in Queens?

Typically, yes. 

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, so sharing blame won’t prevent you from getting benefits.

You can also still recover damages in a lawsuit, but New York’s comparative fault rules will apply. Your financial award will be reduced in direct proportion to your share of the blame.

Insurance companies and at-fault parties love to blame the victim. So, it’s important to defend yourself. False or exaggerated claims of fault could hurt your ability to recover all of the money you deserve. Our Queens workplace accident attorneys will fight for you and work diligently to minimize the impact of these claims.

How Long Do I Have to File a Workplace Accident Claim in Queens?

The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in the state of New York is three years. If you intend to seek work-related insurance benefits, you’ll have 30 days to notify your employer and two years to file a claim.

When does the clock start to run? That can depend. Ultimately, it’s best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an injury. Your attorney will know how to assess your situation, determine applicable deadlines, and take prompt action to preserve your rights to compensation.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Queens Workplace Accident Lawyers

Were you recently injured in an accident at work, or have you lost a family member in a fatal work accident? 

Oresky & Associates, PLLC has been going up against insurance companies, employers, and tough defendants since 1992. Our Queens workplace accident lawyers can help you seek the compensation you’re owed and fight to maximize your recovery.

There’s no fee unless we win your case, so there’s absolutely no risk in asking for our help. Give our Queens, New York personal injury law firm a call or reach out to us online to get started with a free case evaluation today.

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