No matter if you work in an office building off Wall Street or at a construction site in Brooklyn, there are certain risks that come with going to work. However, if you are hurt on the job due to unsafe work conditions, a negligent co-worker or one of any other number of reasons, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits to aid in your recovery.
Our team is committed to ensuring aggressive representation for you and your family and is available 24/7 to provide answers to all your questions. At our firm, we charge no attorney fees unless we recover on your behalf. We will also come to you if you are unable to come to us.
We Fight For Injured Workers Throughout New York City
For many injured workers, the prospect of filing a workers' compensation claim can seem daunting. It is important to remember that workers' compensation is a type of insurance employers retain so they cannot be sued by an injured employee. If you are injured, disabled or become sick due to the demands of your job, you will have to deal with your employer's insurance company to claim benefits.
At Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP, we have years of experience assisting injured workers and their families. We understand New York's personal injury laws, as well as how to take on the insurance companies and their attorneys. If you have been hurt on the job, we can help you understand your options and secure the benefits you need to recover and return to work after suffering any of, but not limited to, the following:
- Vehicle-related accidents while at work
- Vision or hearing loss
- Neck or back injuries
- Shoulder, knee or joint injuries
- Heart attack or stroke
- Spinal cord injuries
- Occupational diseases
- Burns or electrocution
- Toxic exposure
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Psychological trauma
Denied Workers' Compensation Claim? We Can Help.
Although New York law provides benefits for almost all injured workers, many initial claims are not approved due to improper or untimely filing. That is why it is important to have a workers' compensation lawyer working for you from the very beginning. Whether you have already filed or are still waiting, you can rely on our experienced and knowledgeable staff to help you carry out an appeal or handle your filing correctly the first time.
Other issues our team can help with include:
- Carrying out investigations to gather evidence and support your claim
- Using our network of resources to thoroughly investigate medical records
- Using valuation techniques to determine the appropriate amount of compensation you are owed
- Keeping track of and meeting deadlines
- Preparing you for independent medical exams (IMEs)
- Educating you about what you're about to face and how to avoid missteps and delays
- Avoiding delays in receiving benefits
- Securing benefits for job retraining, job replacement or long-term benefits if you are unable to return to work
There are a number of benefits available to you after suffering an on-the-job injury. Cash, medical and death benefits may be available depending upon the circumstances of your case.
One-On-One Attention Throughout Your Workers' Comp Claim
Whether you suffered a neck or back injury or developed carpal tunnel syndrome while performing your work-related duties, we want to help you pursue a workers' comp claim to secure benefits.
Call our New York City firm at 800-569-4491 or take a moment to complete our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation. You can reach our office 24/7. Our team can come to you if you are unable to travel. We also offer foreign language services.