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If you’ve suffered work related injuries in New York, you are protected by workers’ rights. But you may also be able to receive financial compensation for your treatment, therapy, medical bills, lost wages and other loses via a third-party lawsuit.

Last Updated: 03-26-2024

Work-Related Injury Lawyer in New York

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    What Is a Third-Party Lawsuit for Work Related Injuries?

    If you have suffered workplace injuries directly because of your job, you should be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, if you have experienced a workplace accident due to the negligence of a person or a separate entity like a contractor or property owner, you may need to seek compensation by filing a third-party lawsuit against the liable party.

    Workers’ Compensation vs Third-party Lawsuits

    Third-party lawsuits and workers’ comp are two different paths available to individuals who have suffered injuries or damages in the workplace. Workers’ comp gives money for medical bills and lost wages without needing to show whose fault the injury was. It’s straightforward but has limits on what it covers.

    Third-party lawsuits let injured workers sue others, like equipment makers or property owners, if their negligence caused the injury. Unlike workers’ comp, these lawsuits need proof of fault. Winning can mean more money for pain, suffering, and other damages, but the process can be complicated. Knowing about both options is important for injured workers to get the right help.

    How Workplace Injury Lawyers in New York to Defend You

    One of the most important legal developments of the past century has been the remarkable expansion of workers’ rights. In particular, positive changes have been made to workplace safety and work injury rights. Most work-related injuries that occur on the job now will make a worker eligible for financial assistance to help them cope with the consequences.

    If you’ve been injured on the job, a work injury lawyer in NYC will review your case details and assist you in navigating the legal process. Our goal is to represent injured workers in personal injury cases like yours with all our expertise and resources. We won’t collect any attorney’s fees until we deliver results.

    What to Do After a Work Injury Due to Negligence

    You may be reeling with questions after an accident or injury at work. How will I pay the medical bills, How long must I be out of work, How can I pursue the compensation I deserve? A workplace injury attorney can help you navigate the legal system and pursue third-party lawsuit settlement amounts that cover your expenses.

    Don’t Go It Alone

    We do not advise that people navigate the legal system alone. You are significantly less likely to receive the fair and full monetary compensation you deserve. Let an experienced job injury attorney fill out paperwork, facilitate phone calls with insurance companies, and handle negotiations. And we will not collect any attorney’s fees until we deliver for you.

    Our Story: The Work Injury Lawyers at Hach & Rose

    Since 2002, the work related injury lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP have represented thousands of people in New York City and New York State. Over the last 15 years, we have earned a national reputation for excellence and are proud of the $250,000,000 we received in settlement verdicts, including work-related injury cases.

    We Are Here for New York

    For more than 15 years, Hach & Rose, LLP has been a fixture in the New York Community. Our attorneys were recognized in 2017 by Best Lawyers. Michael Rose boasts a 10-point AVVO rating and Gregory Hach is a lifetime member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We are members of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, as well as America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigation in 2017 and are lifetime charter members for the Best Attorneys of America.

    If you or someone you love has been injured in workplace accidents, contact Hach & Rose, LLP for a consultation. We do not collect any attorney’s fees until we deliver for you. Contact us at (212) 779-0057, fill out contact form, or talk to us now in our online chat!

    Why Choose Hach & Rose, LLP to Handle My Case?

    • Experience – Hach & Rose, LLP was founded in New York City in 2002. Collectively, our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience. Our legal team has years of experience in several different legal practice areas.
    • Track record – The lawyers at our firm have an excellent track record for handling complex cases. We have successfully obtained substantial compensation for our past clients and are prepared to do the same for you.
    • Client Satisfaction – Our mission is to provide quality legal representation and exceed the standard by treating our clients with sympathy and compassion. Read what our past clients had to say about our firm in their testimonials.

    Work-Related Videos

    Can I bring a lawsuit if I am injured while working?

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    Work Place Injury FAQ

    What should I do if I've been injured in a work accident?

    If you suffer an injury in a workplace accident, it’s crucial to seek immediate medical attention and treatment. Report the incident promptly to your employer or supervisor.

    Furthermore, it’s advisable to consult with a work injury attorney to fully grasp your legal rights and explore options for seeking compensation.

    Am I eligible to receive workers' comp for my work-related injury?

    In most cases, if you’re injured while performing your job duties, you qualify for workers’ comp benefits regardless of fault. These benefits typically encompass medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. However, navigating the workers’ comp process can be complex.

    It’s advisable to seek guidance from a qualified work injury attorney to ascertain whether your case falls under workers’ compensation or warrants a third-party lawsuit.

    What if my injury was caused by a third party, not my employer?

    If a third party, like a subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or property owner, caused your injury due to negligence, you may have grounds to pursue a third-party lawsuit in addition to workers’ comp benefits.

    Under the guidance of an experienced work injury attorney, these lawsuits can help provide additional compensation for pain and suffering, along with other damages not addressed by workers’ comp.

    How long do I have to file a claim for a work-related injury?

    The time limit for filing a workers’ comp claim varies depending on the state and the specific circumstances of your case. In New York, you generally have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim. However, it’s essential to act promptly and consult with a work injury attorney to ensure compliance with all deadlines and requirements.

    What if my employer retaliates against me for filing a workers' comp claim?

    Retaliation by an employer for filing a workers’ comp claim is illegal. If you believe you’re experiencing retaliation, such as termination, demotion, or harassment, you should document the incidents and seek legal advice immediately. You have rights protected under state and federal law, and a workplace injury lawyer can help you take appropriate action to protect your interests.

    The personal injury lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP handle various worker related injuries claims including but not limited to:

    Slip and Fall Injuries

    Workplace injury such as slip and fall accidents, can happen when employers or employees neglect to maintain clean and clear workspaces, leading to spills or slippery substances, neglect in cleaning or clearing walkways, and other actions.

    Slip and fall accidents can occur when:

    • Failing to clear off ice or rain
    • Failing to clean up chemical spills
    • Failing to keep items cleared off of walkways
    • Failing to clean up any leaks that could make walkways slick

    Neck and Shoulder Injuries

    While workers in physically demanding jobs face a higher risk of injury, various activities can also heighten the likelihood of neck and shoulder injuries. Serving food, stocking shelves, operating large drilling equipment, reaching for office supplies, shoveling, painting, and lifting are just a few examples. Even walking in an office can pose dangers when basic safety precautions are neglected.

    Common workplace accident injuries to the neck and shoulder:

    Back Injuries

    Workers sustain Back injuries by lifting objects that are too heavy, lacking proper technique guidance, or due to employers failing to provide adequate safety advice. Back injuries are serious and can lead to secondary injuries, so closely monitor any back pain, even if it seems minor.

    Some safety mistakes responsible for back injuries may include:

    • Overworking employees responsible for heavy lifting duties
    • Requiring employees to complete heavy lifting tasks at significant heights without assistance
    • Failing to provide safety devices for employees who may sustain back trauma at work
    • Failure to inspect or maintain work devices that may lead to back trauma if they malfunction

    Leg and Knee Injuries

    Repetitive motions, like frequent lifting of heavy objects, or sudden, unexpected accidents can cause immediate damage or lead to the development of leg and knee injuries  over time.

    Hazards that can contribute to knee or leg injuries, including:

    • Trip hazards
    • Uneven ground
    • Falling debris
    • Explosions
    • Repetitive lifting or squatting

    Head Injuries

    If you sustain a head injury on the job, your employer should promptly recommend immediate medical treatment, as the condition may worsen over time if left untreated. Head injuries can necessitate significant medical care, potentially resulting in loss of mobility, severe pain, and even cognitive impairments.

    An employer may be held responsible for these injuries in the following instances if:

    • Construction safety standards for objects at a certain height or loose objects aren’t observed
    • Building and ceiling fixture safety regulations aren’t followed
    • Heavy objects are stored too high for employees to safely
    • Sufficient safety headgear isn’t provided when needed

    Occupational Illness

    Occupational illness can develop when workers’ jobs put them dangerously close to potentially hazardous or unsanitary materials. Exposure to known irritants, gas, or chemicals can seriously impair employees and create long-term health issues. Illnesses may not show symptoms immediately but can develop over time.

    Employer negligence has been linked with wide-ranging occupational illnesses such as:

    • Failure to protect employees from excessive smoke or chemical gas inhalation
    • Failing to provide meat packers with safety gear
    • Not providing equipment to prevent dust inhalation in industries such as construction.
    • Failing to provide safety gear to miners to protect them from coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP), or black lung
    • Not offering safety equipment to workers who handle common dermal irritants.

    Stairwell Fall Accidents

    As workers fall down a staircase, they can sustain multiple points of impact and numerous injuries on their descent. The building owner or property manager bears the responsibility for ensuring safe walking conditions on all stairways.

    Some common stairwell fall accidents are due to the following:

    • Worn or slippery surfaces, including carpeting and hardwood
    • Outdoor stairs that are icy or wet
    • Damaged or broken steps
    • Lack of proper illumination
    • Broken or damaged railings or handrails
    • Dangerous, unstable, or broken risers
    • Trips over items such as debris or tools

    Elevator Accidents

    Workers who service, clean, repair, or even work next to elevators face potential injuries like internal bleeding from catastrophic falls or even death.

    Even apparently minor accidents can lead to more serious complications months or even years later. Seeking medical treatment immediately after the incident is crucial to ascertain whether more severe, unknown injuries exist.

    Window Washer Accidents

    Window washers have inherently dangerous jobs, as they scale the side of buildings, suspended above the ground below, attached to scaffolds on ropes, or by rigging on the rooftop.

    Some common window washer workplace injuries are due to the following:

    • Falls due to unguarded floor openings
    • Static line failure or an unsecured line
    • Malfunctioning personnel lift
    • Tools and items that fall on pedestrians below

    Painter Accident

    Commercial painters face hazards that can lead to injuries due to falls, exposure to chemicals, or physical strains, among many other common injuries related to painting work. Painters commonly work on elevated surfaces, ladders, or scaffolding to perform their duties.

    Some common painter accidents are due to the following:

    • Slips falls, and trips on uneven ground or over debris
    • Falls from ladders or scaffolding
    • Exposure to chemicals
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    Workplace Injury Statistics

    Recent 2022 statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2022, up 7.5 percent from 2021.

    From 2021-2022, cases involving:

    • Sprains, strains, tears: 547,980
    • Injuries to the back: 250,830
    • Falls, slips, trips: 450,540
    • Total fatal work-related injuries: 5,486

    Interestingly, a study from a 2013 PubMed academic journal states that while 30% of workers had reported either lost time from work or restrictions because of their injury, only 5% of all workers had an injury recorded in the the federally-mandated record-keeping log of work-related injuries and illnesses.

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    Work Related Injuries Case Results

    The personal injury lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP are familiar with the laws and regulations governing workers’ comp claims in New York City. With extensive experience in securing substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients, our personal injury lawyers stand ready to deliver the same results for you. We are committed to offering top-notch legal representation to alleviate your stress during this challenging period. Reach out to us at (212) 779-0057 or chat with us live on our website today.

    $3,525,000

    Settlement for a construction supervisor who fell from a makeshift ladder injuring his back.

    $3,500,000

    Settlement for a stone mason who was injured when another worker threw a piece of sheetrock out a window striking him on the ground below.

    $3,475,000

    Settlement for a carpenter who was injured after falling from a temporary roof.

    $3,200,000

    Settlement obtained for a carpenter who was injured in a fall at work.

    $2,500,000

    Settlement amount obtained for a member of sheet metal workers local who was injured when he slipped and fell on an unsecured board at a construction site.

    $2,500,000

    Settlement for a worker who was injured when a piece of construction debris fell from a building.

    $2,100,000

    Settlement for a laborer struck by a Bobcat on a construction site.

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    The work injury lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP are are experienced in recovering significant verdicts and settlements for our clients and are prepared to do the same for you. Call at (212) 779-0057, contact us online, or chat live with us on our website today.

    Work Injury Attorney Testimonials What Our Clients Say About the Attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP

    Customer service is amazing. They treated me like family from start to finish

    - Maddie Wiederkehr

    I never been in the situation I found myself in 2013 when I had a slip and fall at my work place, I didn’t know what to do or how I was going to live, but since the very first day I stepped into the office of Hach & Rose they made me feel so relaxed & they welcomed me with open arms they reassured me everything was going to be okay.
    I have to say the very first tine I met Mr.Michael Rose he was warm, friendly and so down-to-earth.He made me smile immediately and he made sure I was comfortable and he reassured me he would everything in his power to make sure he would get the best results in my case.
    Mr.Rose explained everything in detail and made sure I understood & was comfortable before going forward in every single aspect of my case.
    Mr. Rose and team has made such an impact on my life, they have changed my life forever and I’m ever so grateful to them. I cannot thank you and your team enough for all you did for me.
    It has been such a long road, but I have been so blessed to have Mr.Michael Rose , Mr.John Blythe and Team holding my hand the whole time and stood by my side. Mr Rose worked so hard on my case and did not stop until he made sure I would find my pot of gold at the end of my rainbow.
    Thank you so much .
    If anyone needs a Law firm to represent them I recommend you give
    Hach and Rose a call because they will work hard for you and they will not let you down. I PROMISE
    I feel like I made life long friends & family with Mr.Micheal Rose & Team
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    - Adrienne Lugo

    Ms. H. Radchenko is amazing. She kept me in the loop through the entire process and made sure she was available to answer any questions I had. She really fought for me and
    went above and beyond to make sure I was aware of every step, before they were taken. Great law firm, very kind people. If I ever needed legal assistance again, I’d definitely seek Hach & Rose out. Highly recommend

    - Iccius Harley

    I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Michael Rose. The outstanding cooperation and diligence from Hach & Rose law firm is without a doubt the best one yet. Mr.Rose is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. I would highly recommend this law firm.

    - Marina

    I was hurt in an accident on the job and could no longer continue to work. Hach & Rose did a wonderful job of getting me the best possible settlement. they were very nice and very understanding to my needs. they worked diligently on my case and always returned our pone calls in a timely manner. I would highly recommend them.

    - Kitty S

    This is a comprehensive review about my case. I was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2017. At a first glance, people would blame a motorcycle for causing an accident regarding the way they ride, but in my case I was the one riding. I had a fracture on my ankle which required me to be in the hospital for couple of days. Once the cops showed up after the accident, they thought it was my fault without even knowing the facts. Once I started to look to hire an attorney to fight my case, based on the previous reviews, I chose Hach & Rose to represent me in this matter. Michael Rose and Mark Sokoloff heard my situation and promised a positive outcome. My case was taken by John Blyth. He is a professional along with all the other attorney’s and staff. Please be aware that complicated cases take a lot of time to get settled unless it is an open and shut case. If you are planning to use this firm, I would absolutely suggest you to.
    I would definitely recommend this firm to my friends and family if they require and you should too.

    - Salman Sayeed

    Cannot praise this firm enough. Mike Rose went above and beyond for me. He was always available to take my calls and was always honest and respectful. I felt well taken care of and the results from my case were better than I thought possible. Highly recommend this firm for anyone who needs help with personal injury claims.

    - Salvatore Di Puma

    I was involved in a really bad car accident while a passenger in an Uber vehicle. I was so glad that I chose Hach & Rose to represent me. My attorney walked me through the process and helped me find a doctor who accepted no fault insurance. I was able to get really good medical care because of their help. I am grateful to the firm for their guidance and care. I would recommend them to any of my friends and family.

    - Steven Radchenko

    I had a great and easy going experience. My attorney was Mrs Halina Radachenko. She was brilliant and responsive. Hach& Rose has very good energy. The day I walked into the office. I seen that I could trust them. As my lawyers to represent me. They make you feel comfortable and confident. Explaining every question or concerns. Hach & Rose was also professional but down to earth. Which made it very easy connection. Then and when my family came at hard times. Hach & Rose also made sure. That our financial hardship was at ease. Hach&Rose is a great law firm. Not only because they win. Its because they honestly care. Hach & Rose are professionals.About their work and clients. I would definitely recommend Hach & Rose. I believe they are the best at what they do. Definitely will use them again. If ever needed to do so. Thank you Hach & Rose for everything. You guys are amazing.

    - Varsha Lockhart

    I really want to thank Hach & Rose for their help. My accident was one of the most stressful times in my life, and I truly had no idea where to turn or how to handle everything. A friend of mine recommended Hach & Rose, and I’m so glad I called them. It was a huge relief to have that weight taken off my shoulders. Thank you for everything.

    - Khadija Skhir
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