Bronx Work Injury Lawyer

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A workplace injury can be a life-altering experience, impacting your physical, mental, and financial well-being. Our skilled Bronx work injury lawyers can help you navigate the legal complex landscape of these claims to secure the financial compensation you deserve. 

Chopra & Nocerino is steadfastly committed to helping people like you through the legal claims process and advocating fiercely for workers’ rights. Our experienced workplace injury attorneys understand the challenges injured workers go through and are dedicated to helping them secure fair compensation. Call (855) NYC-HURT or reach out online to schedule your free consultation.

Why Choose Chopra & Nocerino To Handle Your Work Injury Case?

Selecting the right legal team can make all the difference in the world when dealing with a workplace injury. The top-tier personal injury lawyers at Chopra & Nocerino are knowledgeable, committed advocates representing work accident victims in the Bronx and throughout New York City.

Experience, Results, and Dedicated Advocacy for Injured Workers in the Bronx

When injured at your workplace, you can count on us to step up to the plate to defend your right to full and fair compensation. Here are five ways we stand out from the rest: 

  • Experience – We have vast experience handling diverse work accident cases. Whether you were injured on a dynamic construction site or in an office, we’ll pair you with a workplace accident attorney best suited to the unique circumstances of your case.
  • Results – We have an impressive track record of securing millions of dollars in high-value verdicts and settlements for our clients.
  • Recognition – Our all-star lawyers have been widely recognized for the high quality of their services, including by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. We have also been listed among the Top 10 under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. These awards and accolades reflect our unwavering dedication to excellence.
  • Commitment – We proudly treat our clients like family. You can count on us to be your steadfast advocates and fight tirelessly to protect your rights throughout the life of your case. 
  • Personalized advocacy – Every personal injury case is unique. That’s why our workplace injury lawyers are dedicated to delivering personalized attention to each and every claim we handle. Our compassionate lawyers will also provide comprehensive support along your journey toward compensation.

Choosing our Bronx work injury lawyers to handle your case means you’ll have the best of the best fighting in your corner. As the exclusive personal injury law firm of the New York Mets, we are ready to knock it out of the park on your behalf. 

“I highly recommend Chopra & Nocerino, LLP. My experience throughout the process, which had been prolonged because of the opposing counsel, even though there was a summary judgement, was extremely positive. Everyone at this law firm has been very friendly, compassionate and patient. Throughout the process of the lawsuit, I was kept informed and everything was explained clearly to me. With gratitude to attorneys Chopra, Nocerino and their staff.”

Camille Simmons, Google

Bronx Neighborhoods We Serve

We pride ourselves on being deeply rooted in the Bronx community, offering legal representation to injury victims across the borough’s many neighborhoods. No matter where you’re located, we’re here to leverage our legal expertise and resources in defense of your right to compensation. The Bronx neighborhoods we serve include:

  • Fordham
  • Tremont
  • Norwood
  • Morris Heights
  • Concourse

Types of Workplace Accidents Our Bronx Work Injury Lawyers Handle

In 2022, New York City registered 83 fatal work injuries. The industries with the highest number of workplace injury fatalities were private construction (23 fatalities), transportation/warehousing (15 fatalities), and accommodation/food services (8 fatalities). 

In total, the state received 53,900 workplace injury and illness reports in the same year. This translates to 5.6 cases per 100 full-time workers, which is 0.7 percent above the national average. 

Our firm has extensive experience handling all kinds of work injury cases in the Bronx. Some of the most common case types we work on involve:

  • Slips and falls are common workplace accidents often caused by wet floors or uneven surfaces. 
  • Machinery malfunctions raise the risk of serious injuries and fatalities, potentially leading to liability for operators and manufacturers alike. 
  • Construction site accidents can result in severe injuries or fatalities due to falls from heights, equipment mishaps, or structural collapses. 
  • Transportation-related accidents, such as car crashes or industrial vehicle explosions, can cause injuries ranging from minor to fatal and are often due to human error.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Workplace Accident Victims?

Workplace accident victims can pursue various damages to compensate for various aspects of their losses and injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses – Current and future medical treatments and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages – Income lost during recovery, including potential future earnings
  • Pain and suffering – Physical pain and emotional distress endured
  • Loss of enjoyment of life – Inability to engage in your favorite hobbies or pastimes

To secure compensation, you will need strong evidence. In workplace accidents, important evidence can include eyewitness testimonies, photographs or videos of the accident scene, safety inspection records, equipment maintenance logs, medical records detailing injuries, and documentation of safety training or protocols. 

Chopra & Nocerino can handle each step of your case, from gathering strong evidence to representing you in court. Our work-related injury attorneys in the Bronx will stand by you every step of the way and make sure you have the support you need as we work to resolve your case.

How Much Compensation Can I Recover After a Work Injury in the Bronx?

The compensation you can recover after a Bronx work injury varies widely based on the specifics of your case. Factors include the severity of your injuries, your continued ability to work, and the overall impact of the accident on your life. Though it is impossible to guarantee the precise amount you will ultimately receive, we can give you a good idea of how much your case may be worth after reviewing the facts in your free consultation. 

Can I Sue My Employer for an On-the-Job Injury?

Most on-the-job injuries are settled through the New York workers’ compensation system. Sometimes, however, a civil lawsuit is a viable option. For example, if your employer intentionally caused your injury or does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, your work injury lawyer may recommend filing a lawsuit instead. 

Can I Get Fired for Taking Legal Action After a Workplace Injury?

No, it is illegal for an employer to fire you for seeking compensation or filing a lawsuit after sustaining a workplace injury. The law protects employees who assert their rights under workers’ compensation laws or pursue legal action for work-related injuries. If you face retaliation for exercising your rights, our work accident lawyers can help you secure additional compensation for wrongful termination or retaliation.

Who Is Held Accountable for Workplace Accidents?

Determining liability for workplace accidents can be complex. In many cases, multiple parties, including employers, equipment manufacturers, or third-party contractors, may be responsible. Our skilled lawyers can help you navigate the legal complexities of workplace injury liability, helping you identify and hold all liable parties accountable. 

Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system in New York, meaning employees who suffer work-related injuries are entitled to benefits regardless of who caused the accident. The law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. In theory, this enables injured workers to receive prompt and efficient support. It also shields employers from lawsuits. 

Third-Party Liability

Third-party liability involves holding entities other than your employer accountable for a workplace injury. Potential third-party entities include contractors, product manufacturers, and property owners. 

Filing a third-party liability claim can offer additional compensation for pain and suffering, which workers’ compensation does not cover. However, these claims can be more challenging, typically requiring clear evidence of negligence by the third party.

Employer Liability

Sometimes, employers can be held directly liable for workplace injuries. For example, if an employer intentionally harms an employee, they can be sued directly for damages. Similarly, if an employer violates safety regulations that lead to employee injuries, they may face serious penalties. 

How Long Do I Have To File a Lawsuit After a Workplace Accident in New York?

The time frame to initiate a workplace accident lawsuit depends on your claim. The New York personal injury statute of limitations normally gives you three years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit against an at-fault party. 

However, the deadline is two years when filing a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation allows you to seek benefits through your employer’s insurance provider, but it also prohibits you from suing your employer. Further, you must give your employer notice within 30 days.

Common Causes and Injuries in Workplace Accidents in the Bronx That We Handle

New York City is one of the most economically productive cities in the world. According to the New York Department of Labor, “Private sector jobs in New York City rose by 19,200 over the year to 4,090,200 in February 2024.” 

At the end of the day, workplace accidents are extremely diverse because workplaces are extremely diverse. Workers in our great city labor in various industries, including private education, health services, leisure and hospitality, financial activities, professional and business services, information, natural resources, mining, construction, trade, transportation, utilities, and manufacturing.

Common Causes of Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents often involve things like:

  • Slips, trips, and falls – Due to wet floors, uneven surfaces, or clutter.
  • Machinery malfunction – Caused by equipment failure, lack of maintenance, or improper use.
  • Falling objects – Items falling from shelves, scaffolding, or other elevated areas.
  • Overexertion – Resulting from lifting heavy objects or repetitive motions.
  • Vehicle accidents – Involving forklifts, industrial trucks, or other transportation within the workplace.
  • Electrical hazards – Including shocks, burns, or electrocution.
  • Chemical exposure – Leading to burns, respiratory issues, or poisoning.
  • Fire and explosions – Due to flammable materials or faulty equipment.
  • Violence – Including assaults by coworkers or clients.

Common Workplace Injuries

  • Soft-tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, tears, and bruises. 
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Broken, fractured, and dislocated bones
  • Thermal, electrical, and chemical burns
  • Amputations and permanent disfigurement
  • Respiratory, auditory, and visual impairment 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder 
  • Wrongful death

Talk to Our Experienced Workplace Accident Attorneys in the Bronx Today

Don’t navigate the legal aftermath of a New York workplace accident alone. Call (855) NYC-HURT or contact us online to speak with a dedicated workplace injury lawyer in the Bronx. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and you pay nothing unless we secure compensation on your behalf. 

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