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Queens Work Injury Attorney

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Alex Nocerino
Alex Nocerino, managing partner and personal injury lawyer at Chopra & Nocerino, LLP in Garden City, NY

Content Last Updated:   April 3, 2024

How Our Queens Work Injury Lawyers Can Help if You Were Injured on the Job

If you’re injured on the job, your priority is seeking medical attention. After receiving that care, though, you need to start thinking about how an attorney could help you gain the advantage in your case. If you pursue workers’ compensation or a lawsuit following your injury, you’ll want an attorney who can help build a strong claim. There are deadlines to meet, and collecting supporting evidence and documentation is essential.

Having an attorney will help ensure you file your claim on time, gather strong evidence, and put together a case that helps you score a grand slam. At Chopra & Nocerino, our Queens work injury lawyers have the experience necessary to help investigate your case, collect medical information, file the appropriate paperwork with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, file a third-party work injury lawsuit, and guide you in your fight for fair compensation for your injuries.

We have what it takes to handle your case from start to finish. Schedule your free consultation today by calling (855) NYC-HURT or filling out our online contact form.

Throw Us the Ball for No-Risk Legal Help When You’re Out of Work

When you’re out of work, you deserve a team on your side that will step up to the plate and protect your best interests. Whether you’re an employee or a contracted worker, our legal team at Chopra & Nocerino is prepared to help you build a strong case to seek the compensation you deserve.

How Work Injury Lawyers Get Paid

Chopra & Nocerino is a full-service personal injury law firm operating on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay anything upfront, and you’ll owe nothing unless we win your case. Additionally, we offer free consultations, so there is no downside to having one of our skilled attorneys review your claim.

Compensation Available in a Third-Party Work Injury Claim

Some people believe they can’t seek compensation for an on-the-job injury when hurt by someone contracted by their employer. The truth is, though, that employees can seek compensation from third parties if they’re hurt in the workplace.

For example, if a third-party driver hits you in your company’s parking lot or you suffer an injury due to a third-party vendor’s negligence, you can file a claim under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, if can prove the third party’s negligence by a preponderance of the evidence, you also may be able to try to seek compensation from them through a lawsuit.

Types of Workplace Accidents Our Queens Work Injury Lawyers Handle

Workplace injuries are common in New York. Types of workplace accidents commonly seen in Queens include:

  • Exposure to harmful environments or substances, such as biohazards or extreme temperatures.
  • Falls, slips, and trips in places such as icy walkways, staircases, and construction zones.
  • Contact with dangerous objects and equipment.
  • Workplace violence.
  • Electrocution while working on construction sites or in homes.

No matter what you were doing when you suffered an injury, you deserve an opportunity to seek compensation from your employer. And, if you’ve lost a loved one to a workplace injury, our work injury law firm in Queens will go to bat for you and seek fair damages for your loved one’s wrongful death.

How Much Is Your Work Place Injury Case Worth?

Our team of attorneys has taken many cases to bat and secured excellent settlements and verdicts for our clients. Here are just a few examples:

  • $3.5 million for a construction worker, 28, who suffered a severe hand injury that required surgery.
  • $3 million for a construction worker, 42, who fell from a ladder and sustained a spinal injury.
  • $600,000 for a client, 31, who was rear-ended while on the job in Nassau County.

No two cases are the same, and it can be hard to estimate what your case may be worth. The value of your claim will vary based on multiple factors, including:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The value of your lost wages
  • The value of your lost earning capacity
  • Property damage or losses related to the incident
  • Past, current, and future medical bills
  • The cost of learning new skills if you cannot return to the same work environment

In the case of a wrongful death on the job, the value of the claim may depend on several factors, such as:

  • The age of the person who passed away and the amount of financial losses that have occurred because of their death
  • The cause of the workplace accident and if it was due to malicious intent, negligence, or a simple accident
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Hospital and medical expenses

You may be compensated for all types of injuries suffered on the job. Common injuries we see in Queens include:

  • Eye injuries, such as cuts, abrasions, and vision loss
  • Traumatic brain injuries from falls or head trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries, including total and partial paralysis
  • Whiplash from work-related auto accidents
  • Concussions due to falls
  • Soft-tissue damage, such as sprains, strains, tears, and bruises
  • Amputations and permanent disfigurement
  • Thermal, chemical, and electrical burns
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder

A Queens personal injury attorney from Chopra & Nocerino will know how to evaluate and determine the value of your case. You can count on us to thoroughly investigate your case and pursue every penny you are entitled to.

Legal Protection if You File a Third-Party Work Injury Claim

After you suffer an injury on the job, it’s normal to worry that filing a claim could lead to retaliation by your employer. However, this kind of retaliation is illegal. Your employer cannot fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Similarly, if you file a third-party claim against a vendor or a property owner, your employer cannot penalize you for doing so.

Common types of retaliation include:

  • Termination or firing shortly after a workers’ compensation or third-party claim.
  • Demotions or reduced hours, effectively forcing the employee to resign or quit.
  • Blacklisting to ruin the employee’s prospects within an industry.
  • Assigning unreasonable workloads that may be unsafe, physically demanding, or impossible for the injured employee.
  • Creating a hostile work environment forcing employees to deal with harassment that is likely to result in them leaving their roles.

If you believe your employer unlawfully retaliated against you, keep as much documentation as possible and reach out to our team at Chopra & Nocerino for help understanding your legal rights and options.

Examples of Third Parties in Queens Work-Related Accidents

Third-party injuries happen when a party other than your employer causes your workplace injuries in an accident. When you’re hurt by a vendor or other third party, you can file a third-party work injury claim. Common examples of third parties include:

  • Contracted workers, such as construction crews and loaders
  • The owner of an unsafe property where you were working
  • The manufacturer of defective or dangerous machinery or equipment
  • Mechanics and maintenance crews who performed their work poorly

You can file a third-party claim against anyone who injured you on the job. On top of this, you may also file a workers’ compensation claim through your employer’s insurance. However, it is wise to consult with a workplace injury attorney in Queens to develop a solid strategy for each claim. Filing your workers’ compensation claim and third-party claim around the same could be advantageous, largely because they are likely to draw on overlapping evidence.

How Common Are Workplace Accidents in Queens, NY?

Workplace accidents are unfortunately quite common in Queens. There were 138,900 nonfatal workplace illnesses and injuries reported across the state in 2022. In 2021 alone, 70 workers died within the borough. If you are the victim of a workplace accident, our workplace injury attorneys can help you seek the compensation you deserve to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.

Contact Chopra & Nocerino Today

The attorneys at Chopra & Nocerino are ready to knock your case out of the park. Reach out today to our workplace accident attorneys to learn about your legal options. We can help you figure out the best path toward full and fair compensation.

Schedule your free consultation today by calling (855) NYC-HURT or filling out our online contact form. Nosotros hablamos español.

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