Brooklyn Workers' Compensation

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Brooklyn Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Fighting For Injured Workers Across NYC

If you've suffered a work-related injury or illness on the job, navigating the New York workers' compensation system can be overwhelming and confusing. That's where our dedicated services at the Harris Firm, LLC come in.

Backed by decades of collective experience, our Brooklyn workers’ compensation attorneys have helped countless workers and families fight for the benefits they deserve. From filing initial claims and preparing for hearings to providing targeted support and tackling disputes, denials, and appeals, the work we do is designed to position clients to recover the maximum benefits and compensation possible.

If you or someone you love were injured or sickened at work, our award-winning team at the Harris Firm, LLC is here to help. Complete an online consultation form or call (718) 487-8669 to request a FREE consultation.

Why Choose Our Workers’ Compensation Services?

At the Harris Firm, LLC, our approach is centered around you, the injured worker. With a focus on Brooklyn's unique workforce and the common types of work injuries and illnesses suffered by Brooklyn’s workers, we tailor our services to meet your specific needs. Here are some of the benefits you can expect:

  • Step-by-Step Guidance: The New York workers’ compensation claims process can be fraught with challenges. At the Harris Firm, LLC, we help workers and families navigate all aspects of their claims while ensuring they have the information and insight to understand their rights and options at every stage.
  • Streamlined Claims Management: We know workers and families depend on prompt payment of benefits and compensation awards to make ends meet. As such, we’re always detailed and organized when it comes to claims management and keeping clients apprised of the process and leverage our experience to help them obtain the best possible resolutions without unnecessary delays.
  • Experience on Your Side. Our attorneys are devoted exclusively to representing injured workers and workers’ families. We don’t spread ourselves thin handling other types of cases and have amassed incredible insight from successfully handling thousands of work injury claims. This allows our clients to benefit from having proven and highly experienced advocates when they need it most.

Common Workplace Accidents & Injuries in Brooklyn

As a firm that’s been fighting exclusively for injured workers and families across New York City for many years, we’re familiar with Brooklyn’s unique workforce and the common types of work accidents, injuries, and illnesses suffered by Brooklyn workers. Some examples of the issues we commonly handle for our Brooklyn clients include:

  • Construction accidents. Like other parts of NYC, Brooklyn is a neighborhood that’s always being developed, redesigned, and remodeled by construction workers and skilled trades people. Unfortunately, that means that construction accidents involving falls, machinery, tools, elevators, scaffolds, and other similar hazards are common. At the Harris Firm, LLC, we have extensive experience fighting for workers injured in a variety of construction accidents and have successfully litigated both workers’ compensation claims and civil personal injury claims involving violations of New York Labor Law and negligence.
  • Manufacturing accidents. Brooklyn’s manufacturing industry has been on the mend, with several manufacturing firms setting up shop here and in nearby boroughs. At the Harris Firm, LLC, we represent workers who’ve been injured in accidents at factories, warehouses, and other manufacturing facilities and in accidents involving forklifts, ladders, and other related machinery and equipment.
  • Restaurant worker injuries. Restaurant workers face many risks when it comes to work-related accidents and injuries, including slips and falls and repetitive stress injuries such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more. Our team helps Brooklyn restaurant workers explore their options for recovering needed benefits in a variety of claims.
  • Healthcare worker injuries. Healthcare workers have important but dangerous jobs. Our Brooklyn attorneys routinely represent nurses, physicians, aides, and other healthcare workers who’ve suffered traumatic injuries in various accidents, overuse injuries, and illnesses related to exposure and infections.
  • Transportation worker injuries. Our firm has extensive experience helping workers in the Brooklyn transportation industry recover benefits and compensation after being harmed in motor vehicle accidents and suffering other types of work-related injuries. We have the experience to handle all types of transportation worker claims, including those involving buses, taxis, rideshare services, trains and subways, and other forms of transit.

Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Brooklyn, NY

What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers' compensation is a state-mandated insurance program that provides benefits to employees who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you:

  • Work for a covered employer (most employers in Brooklyn are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance); and
  • Suffered an injury or illness in the course of your employment.

Determining whether you qualify for workers’ compensation, and navigating the claims process to obtain the benefits you deserve, can be difficult – especially when insurance companies want to pay as little as they possibly can.

At the Harris Firm, LLC, we specialize in helping Brooklyn workers level the playing field with workers’ compensation insurers and can guide you through the process with the experience and resources you need.

What Benefits Can I Receive?

You may be eligible to receive medical treatment, wage replacement benefits, permanent disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and more.

Because benefits vary depending on factors such as the nature and severity of your injury, your wages, and more, the best way to evaluate the potential value of your claim is to have it reviewed personally by a member of our team.

What Are Some Common Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses?

Some common issues include but are not limited to repetitive strain injuries, back injuries, stress-related illnesses, and job-related chronic health problems. Workers’ compensation also allows workers who contract illnesses while performing job-related duties to collect benefits.

Why Was My Workers' Compensation Claim Denied, and What Can I Do?

Claims can be denied for various reasons, including disputes about whether the injury is work-related, disagreements about the severity of a disability, and procedural errors. filed late.

If your claim is denied or you are facing disputes with an employer’s workers’ compensation carrier, you may have options to appeal decisions and pursue the benefits you need. Our attorneys at the Harris Firm, LLC have extensive experience handling workers’ compensation appeals and can review your options during a consultation.

What Should I Do After a Workplace Injury?

Immediately report the injury to your employer, seek medical attention, and document everything. These are vital steps, as they can directly affect your ability to collect benefits and the amount of benefits you receive.

To ensure you do all you can to position yourself for the best possible outcome, you can work with a workers’ compensation attorney from the very beginning.

At the Harris Firm, LLC, we advise workers and families to reach out to us as soon as possible, as the early intervention of an experienced advocate can greatly reduce the potential for challenges and delays. Our attorneys can also help you understand your rights, gather necessary evidence, represent you in court if needed, and take steps to ensure you are fairly compensated.

Speak With a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Brooklyn Today: (718) 487-8669

If you're located in Brooklyn, NY, and have suffered a work-related injury or illness, our award-winning team at the Harris Firm, LLC wants to help. Backed by decades of experience and a team of dedicated workers’ compensation lawyers, we’re available to discuss your rights and options and what we can do to help you secure needed benefits.

To get started, call (718) 487-8669 or contact us online. Consultations are FREE and confidential.

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  • Mr.Harris handled my case perfectly

    “I know that I can rely on him and his team. They have been very attentive.”

    - Saidou K.
  • I changed my attorney to Mr.Harris and it was the best decision I've made

    “This attorney established an increase on my WC benefit checks and he even helped me get retro paid checks that I was not receiving due to my other attorneys not handling my case the correct way.”

    - Genesis A.
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    “I had a pleasure working with Harris firm. The team is filled with amazing people.”

    - Israel Y.

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