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Workers Compensation Lawyers

fallen construction worker on the jobThe New York workers’ compensation lawyers at Edelmen, Krasin & Jaye can help you secure full compensation benefits after a workplace injury, or pursue damages by filing a NY personal injury lawsuit. State law offers benefits to workers who suffer on-the-job injury, illness or disability, but recovering workers compensation in New York can sometimes be extremely challenging.

Workers’ compensation is basically an insurance that provides cash benefits and medical treatment for those who are harmed or develop a sickness as a direct result of their job.

Employers are responsible for paying workers comp, which was established to:

  • Ensure workers injured on the job were given timely medical attention
  • Provide wage replacement benefits for employees who are unable to work due to a disability or injury incurred at work
  • Better assess any permanent disabilities as a consequence of workplace injuries

In an effort to minimize benefit payouts, some employers and insurers may argue that a worker’s injuries were incurred outside the “scope of their employment,” or are less severe than alleged.

To make certain you receive the fair benefits you are entitled, it’s crucial to speak with a New York worker’s compensation lawyer at Edelmen, Krasin & Jaye for a complimentary case evaluation. In the event your benefits do not sufficiently cover your injuries, we can outline your options for filing a personal injury lawsuit in New York, and will work diligently to maximize the value of your claim.

Who is covered by New York worker’s compensation

Almost all workers in New York are covered by workers compensation, as nearly every employer is required to provide insurance for their personnel. And since workers compensation in NY is a no-fault system, employees are entitled to benefits regardless of who was to blame — the employee, the employer, a customer, or a third party.

Workers compensation benefits apply to:

  • Full and part-time employees, borrowed employees, leased employees, family members and volunteers employed by for-profit business.
  • Employees of municipalities engaged in work defined as “hazardous.”
  • Public school teachers and aides (exclusive of those hired by the city), including those working in New York City.
  • Employees of the State of New York, including various types of volunteer workers.
  • Domestic workers such as full-time baby sitters or companions and live-in maids who work 40 hours a week for the same employer.
  • Farm laborers whose employer paid at least $1,200 for labor in the preceding calendar year.
  • Officers of 1-2 person corporations if there are other individuals in employment.
  • Most employees compensated by a nonprofit organization.
  • All corporate employees if the corporation has more than two officers and/or two stockholders.
  • Any other worker determined by the Board to be eligible, who is not specifically excluded from coverage under workers compensation law.

Construction accidents and workman’s comp

New York’s construction workers risk their lives daily on hazardous sites, and every year hundreds sustain debilitating and/or fatal injuries due to on-the-job accidents. In some situations, those mishaps could have been avoided had owners, contractors, subcontractors, and other third parties provided reasonably safe conditions.

Our team of worker’s compensation lawyers is dedicated to helping construction workers get full benefits for injuries stemming from:

  • Forklift accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Falling from heights
  • Machinery accidents
  • Injuries caused by falling objects
  • Scaffolding or crane accidents
  • Toxic exposure
  • Industrial explosions

Other workplace accidents and types of injuries

It’s important to never underestimate the physical and financial consequences of your workplace injury. What often appears to be a minor setback can escalate into months of recovery, with little ability to make ends meet while income is severely restricted.

A successful worker’s compensation lawsuit in New York can net monetary damages to account for future medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses that may not be fully reimbursed by insurance benefits.

Our personal injury law firm takes on workman’s comp claims involving on-the-job injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) from falling objects
  • Tendonitis or other damage sustained from repetitive motion
  • Broken bones, torn rotator cuffs and ligaments, and herniated disks from heavy lifting or other motions
  • Toxin exposure leading to occupational diseases like mesothelioma or lung cancer
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Serious burn injuries, electrocution
  • Exposure to chemical fumes
  • Other bodily injury to the spinal cord, back, knees, hips, feet or hands

Helping injured New York workers for more than five decades

Practicing in New York since 1952, Edelman, Krasin & Jaye proudly helps injured workers from Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island navigate the workers compensation system – from filing a claim to understanding the benefits provided by law. Our skilled NY construction accident attorneys are prepared to argue every case before a jury, and will advocate on your behalf so you can focus on what matters most – your physical recovery.

Our practice also represents injured union members as well as municipal/and or civil servant employees. If you need a worker’s compensation lawyer who is known for personalized, professional service and unwavering support, look no further than Edelman, Krasin & Jaye.

Workers compensation attorneys in NY

At the law firm of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, our team works tirelessly to ensure your interests are protected when pursuing worker’s compensation benefits. You can rest easy knowing you are in capable hands, since our highly credentialed lawyers practice in both NY state and federal courts, and are committed to offering clients the highest caliber of legal representation.

Since we operate on a contingency basis, we do not collect attorney fees until you get compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation at 800-469-7429.

  1. Worker’s Compensation Board New York, Workers' Compensation (On-the-Job Injury or Illness), http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/onthejob/WCLawIntro.jsp
  2. New York City Bar, A GUIDE TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IN NEW YORK, http://www2.nycbar.org/Publications/WorksCompensation.htm