Work Injuries Lawyer in NYC
When workers are hurt, we know how to get results
There are many hazards on New York construction sites and workplace accidents happen every year. In seconds, a worker can be left with a serious injury that requires medical treatment and can be life changing. If you were injured in a workplace accident caused by the negligence of a third party, you deserve financial compensation.
An experienced NYC work injury lawyer can help. At Keogh Crispi, P.C., we know how a work injury can affect the lives of workers and their families. The impact can be felt physically as well as financially. We are committed to holding negligent third parties accountable and helping injured workers recover compensation so they can move forward.
Get an attorney who will fight for you every step of the way.
Some of the questions we get about work injuries include:
- What types of cases does a work injury lawyer handle?
- What are different types of work injuries?
- How much does a work injury lawyer cost?
- Do I need a lawyer after a work injury?
- Should I talk to a lawyer if my work injury is minor?
- What questions should I ask a work injury lawyer?
- What is the average settlement for a work injury claim?
Recovering compensation after a work injury can be complicated. Third parties, insurance companies and their lawyers have the advantage. That’s why you need an experienced attorney who knows how to build strong cases that they have to take seriously.
Third parties will deny doing anything wrong and insurance companies will dispute any liability. Sometimes, they’ll question the seriousness of your injuries or try to shift blame. Insurance companies may offer you a settlement – but it will be a lowball offer that doesn’t come close to covering all of your damages.
Our legal team investigates your accident to find out what really happened. A property owner may have failed to address a known safety hazard. A contractor may have failed to follow safety protocols. Equipment may have been defective. We gather evidence, review documentation, interview witnesses and consult experts as needed to get the facts.
Our firm is very familiar with labor laws designed to protect the safety of workers and understand how they may apply to your case. We know how to identify negligent third parties and build strong cases to hold them accountable. We prepare every case we handle for trial to show insurance companies we are serious about recovering compensation.
We are committed to helping clients get results.
What types of damages can you be compensated for? Under New York law, you can seek compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, needed home modifications because of disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life.
If you suffered a work injury, there are certain steps you can take to protect your health and your right to recover financial compensation. Get medical attention for your injury. Report the accident to your employer. Then contact an experienced NYC work injury lawyer to learn your rights.
Don’t delay. New York law generally gives you three years from the date of your accident to take legal action. That’s sounds like plenty of time. But construction sites are very active, and important evidence can easily be lost or destroyed. Witnesses may also forget details about your accident as time goes by. The sooner we can get started on your case, the better.
Get answers to your questions and learn about your legal options for recovering financial compensation for your work injury. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our New York City office. You’ll get straight answers and will have the information you need to decide what to do next.
What types of cases does a work injury lawyer handle?
Our firm handles cases involving work injuries suffered in workplace accidents caused by negligent third parties in the New York City area. On construction sites, these third parties can include property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, and manufacturers of defective equipment. The injuries may have been caused by falling from scaffolding or another height, being struck by a falling object, electrocution, crane accidents, power tool and machinery accidents, and accidents involving construction vehicles.
What are different types of work injuries?
We handle cases involving broken bones, back injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, herniated discs, and other types of injuries sustained in all types of workplace accidents. An injured worker may have needed extensive medical treatment, including surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors and specialists. Work injuries can take several months to recover from and in some cases, workers may be left with a permanent disability.
How much does a work injury lawyer cost?
At our firm, it costs you nothing up front. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. That means we pay all the costs to move your case forward. This includes investigating your accident, taking depositions, and hiring expert witnesses. If we negotiate a settlement with the insurance company or win an award for you in court, our fee is a percentage of the financial recovering. If we don’t recover any compensation for you, you owe us nothing. It’s that simple.
Do I need a lawyer after a work injury?
There is no legal requirement to have an attorney if you are pursuing financial compensation from a third party. But it’s in your interest to hire an attorney. The third party will have an attorney, and so will their insurance carrier. The third party will deny responsibility for what happened, putting you in the position of having to prove negligence. An experienced work injury attorney will have the resources to investigate your accident and gather evidence. An attorney can also deal directly with the insurance company and negotiate a financial settlement. And if needed, a lawyer can fight your case in court.
Should I talk to a lawyer if my work injury is minor?
Yes. You may think that your injury could have been worse and wonder if it’s even worth talking to an attorney. It’s always a good idea to get legal advice following a work injury. An attorney can review the details of your accident and your injury, then discuss your legal options for recovering financial compensation. You can also get answers to any questions you have. At the very least, you can get the information you need before deciding what to do next. There is no obligation. Our firm offers a free consultation.
What questions should I ask a work injury lawyer?
There are many common questions people have when they consult a work injury lawyer. Do I have a case? How much financial compensation can I recover for my work injury? How long will it take? Will I have to go to court? How much will it cost? Before meeting with a work injury attorney, keep a list of all the questions you have about your case. The attorney will answer as completely as possible and advise you of your options. Take notes during the consultation and write down the answers you get.
What is the average settlement for a work injury claim?
There is no standard answer to this question as each case is different. Many factors can affect how much can be recovered in a negotiated settlement with the insurance company. These factors include the type and severity of the injury, the strength of the evidence, and insurance policy limits. A settlement may range anywhere from thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands or even millions in certain cases. An experienced work injury lawyer can give you a better idea of how much you can realistically expect in your case.