I Got Hurt at Work – Will I Get a Settlement?

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If you suffered an injury in a workplace accident, you may be wondering if you can receive financial compensation. At The North Shore Injury Lawyer, we are dedicated advocates for injured workers across New York. For over 30 years, founder Mark T. Freeley has fought for injury victims to recover fair settlements after on-the-job accidents.

We understand this can be an incredibly difficult time. You may be facing mounting medical bills, lost income from missed work, and long-lasting health issues from your injury. An experienced workplace injury attorney can be your ally to help you understand your legal rights and navigate the claims process.

Am I Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

In New York, most employees are covered by workers’ compensation if injured on the job. This no-fault system provides medical coverage and partial wage replacement without you having to prove employer negligence. However, the tradeoff is that workers’ compensation benefits are typically much lower than injury claim settlements.

Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Too?

Yes, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim even if you are receiving workers’ comp. Unlike workers’ comp, injury lawsuits allow you to recover full damages – both economic losses and pain and suffering. Key questions our attorneys investigate:

  • Was another party negligent like an equipment manufacturer or subcontractor? This opens the door for a personal injury claim.
  • Did your employer intentionally put you at risk or conceal hazards? You may be able to file suit outside the workers’ comp system.
  • Are your damages higher than typical workers’ comp benefits? A lawsuit may enable larger lost wage and medical expense reimbursement.

Why Hire The North Shore Injury Lawyer?

With Mark T. Freeley fighting for injury victims over 3 decades, we have the experience to determine if a lawsuit is viable and then relentlessly pursue maximum compensation through settlement or trial. We handle complex investigations, work with medical experts, and leverage our reputation to pressure defendants.

Contact The North Shore Injury Lawyer today if you need legal representation for your workplace accident. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much is My Work Injury Case Worth?

Every case value depends on specifics – your injuries, medical treatment, lost income, recovery prognosis and more. We thoroughly assess these factors and available evidence to build the strongest claim.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

We aggressively prepare each case for trial. Still, well over 90% of injury claims settle out of court through skillful negotiation tactics applying pressure to defendants. Going to trial always remains an option if offers are unsatisfactory.

How Long Do These Cases Take?

Duration varies substantially based on factors like case complexity and pace of your medical treatment. On average, our attorneys resolve workplace injury claims in 1-2 years through settlement. We work to secure compensation for you as swiftly as circumstances reasonably allow.