Manhattan Workers' Compensation

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Manhattan Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Protecting Injured Workers in Manhattan, New York

The Harris Firm, LLC is a nationally recognized practice with a reputation for providing caring, compassionate, and comprehensive workers’ compensation services to clients across Manhattan and all five NYC boroughs.

Comprised of award-winning attorneys, we’re dedicated solely to fighting on behalf of injured workers and workers’ families. We know the intricacies of New York’s workers’ compensation system, the common workplace accidents that typically bring clients to our practice, and the keys to successfully positioning claimants for the benefits and compensation they deserve.

If you or a loved one were injured in a workplace accident or contracted an occupational illness, we’re available to discuss your rights and options and what we can do to help. Our Manhattan workers’ compensation lawyers proudly serve clients across NYC from multiple office locations and offer FREE consultation. Call (718) 487-8669 or contact us online to request yours.

Who is Covered by Workers' Compensation in Manhattan, NY?

Workers' compensation is designed to provide support to employees who get injured or become ill as a direct result of their job. In Manhattan, this coverage extends to most employees, with a few exceptions. For example, New York workers’ compensation may not cover injuries or illnesses suffered by:

  • Independent contractors
  • Unpaid volunteers
  • Businesses with fewer than 5 employees
  • Sole proprietors

Whether you work in construction, office administration, retail, or any other sector, our legal team is dedicated to helping you understand your rights and ensuring you are fully covered in the event of a workplace injury. We can evaluate your employer’s coverage and your options for pursuing needed benefits during a FREE consultation.

What Types of Benefits are Available Under Workers' Compensation?

Workers' compensation benefits in Manhattan are designed to serve as a safety net that allows workers and their families to make ends meet while they are recovering from their injuries or acclimating to new lives and limitations

  • Medical treatment coverage for your job-related injury or illness
  • Replacement income if you are unable to work
  • Rehabilitation and retraining programs if you need to learn new skills
  • Compensation for permanent injuries
  • Benefits to survivors of workers who have died because of their job

Our team at the Harris Firm, LLC knows that workers have many questions when it comes to their benefits. It’s why we invest ample time into helping clients understand their rights and how benefits work under New York workers’ compensation law.

During a personalized consultation, our attorneys can also discuss the types of benefits you may be entitled to based on your unique circumstances and how we can help you seek the maximum compensation possible.

Common Work Injuries & Illnesses in Manhattan

Manhattan's fast-paced work environment can contribute to various occupational injuries and illnesses. At the Harris Firm, LLC, we have ample experience handling workers’ compensation claims and appeals involving all types of work-related accidents, injuries, and occupational diseases, such as:

  • Slip and Fall Injuries. Slips, trips, and falls constitute some of the most frequently reported workplace accidents in Manhattan, especially in the construction and restaurant industries. Such incidents can occur due to wet floors, uneven surfaces, cluttered hallways, or inadequate lighting, and can result in injuries ranging from fractures to lasting disabilities.
  • Traumatic Injuries. Manhattan is a busy and bustling place, and workers here often suffer traumatic injuries caused by construction accidents, transportation accidents, and manufacturing accidents. Our firm routinely handles workers’ compensation claims involving broken bones, fractures, and concussions, as well as claims involving workers who’ve suffered lasting disabilities.
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs). RSIs are injuries caused by repetitive movement and overuse of certain body parts. In busy office environments and other workplaces in Manhattan, tasks involving repeated motions, such as typing or operating machinery, can result in conditions like tendonitis, bursitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Occupational respiratory illnesses. Manhattan’s varied industries, ranging from construction to cleaning, may expose workers to irritants and allergens that cause respiratory illnesses. This includes devastating diseases like mesothelioma, which is caused most often by occupational asbestos exposure, and illnesses such as asthma, COPD, and more.
  • Occupational hearing loss. Occupational hearing loss is a risk faced by many workers in Manhattan, and particularly by those who work in construction, manufacturing, and transportation, where large machines and equipment often emit harmful levels of noise.
  • Infectious diseases. Our firm has experience representing workers who’ve acquired infectious diseases due to exposure to pathogens, bacteria, and viruses. These types of occupational illnesses are common among healthcare workers and other front-line workers, such as paramedics, firefighters, and law enforcement.

Comprehensive Services for Your Workers' Compensation Claim

As a firm devoted solely to fighting for injured workers and their families, the Harris Firm, LLC has cultivated the insight and resources to provide the comprehensive counsel clients need to handle all types of workers’ compensation cases. This includes support for matters involving:

  • Claim Filing Assistance. Filing a workers' compensation claim can be intricate. Our team provides meticulous assistance throughout the claim filing process to make sure your claim is processed smoothly and expeditiously and that you are positioned to collect the benefits you deserve.
  • Workers’ Compensation Hearings. In some cases, including those involving disputes and disagreements, workers will need to attend hearings before the NY Workers’ Compensation Board and/or a Workers’ Compensation Judge. At the Harris Firm, LLC, we help clients prepare for these hearings and represent their interests when presenting evidence, testimony, and cases before judges.
  • Workers’ Compensation Appeals. Claim denials and disputes are unfortunately common. Our team helps workers investigate the underlying reasons for denied and disputed claims and works diligently to address these issues while helping clients exercise their rights to file appeals with the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board.
  • Medical Evidence Support. We aid in collecting and presenting necessary medical documentation and evidence critical to fortifying your claim. From facilitating independent evaluations to collaborating with medica experts, this work can be especially vital in matters involving disability ratings, claim denials, and insurance company disputes.
  • Return-to-Work Guidance. Our attorneys routinely counsel clients who can work or return to some gainful employment while still receiving workers’ compensation benefits. In addition to helping workers negotiate lite-duty positions and transition safely and effectively back into working life, we also provide ongoing support for claims when workers need to address issues related to medical treatment, new disabilities, and more.
  • Third-Party Liability Claims. In cases where a third party is responsible for your injury, we provide legal counsel to pursue the additional claims necessary to ensure all liable parties are held accountable. This includes representing clients in civil legal actions against parties whose negligence or violations of New York Labor Law caused injuries.

Workers' Compensation Appeals

In addition to helping workers and families navigate the process of filing initial claims for workers’ compensation, our team at the Harris Fim, LLC also assists clients in matters involving workers’ compensation appeals.

As an injured worker for a covered employer, you may have the right to file an appeal when:

  • Your workers’ compensation claim was denied by your employer’s insurer.
  • There are disputes about whether your injury or illness is work-related, whether you’re a covered worker, or other key elements of your claim.
  • You disagree with specific issues that affect your benefits, such as medical opinions about the severity of your injury or your disability rating.

Our attorneys have a successful track record with appeals and have worked with many workers following claim denials and disputes that threatened their ability to recover the benefits they deserved. If you’ve been denied benefits or are facing a dispute that directly threatens your compensation, it’s important to take immediate action and contact our team as soon as you can.

In Manhattan, injured workers must initiate the appeals process within a certain period of time, and will need ample time to prepare an effective case.

Call Our Manhattan Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at (718) 487-8669

Our workers’ compensation lawyers at the Harris Firm, LLC proudly serve workers and workers’ families across Manhattan and New York City. If you or your loved one have a workers’ compensation matter, we’re available to discuss your case and how we can be of assistance.

Our firm proudly offers FREE and confidential consultations and is readily available to provide immediate legal support when you need it most. Call (718) 487-8669 or contact us online to speak with an attorney.

The Opinions That Matter Most

Our Clients Share Their Experiences With Us
  • 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.
  • Mr. Harris was very professional, and I’m very grateful what he has done for my case.

    “As far as communication, performance, and professionalism, he’s definitely a 10 across the board. I would definitely recommend his services!”

    - Lola L.
  • Very grateful! Definitely will recommend Mr. Harris to anyone who needs.

    “Mr. Harris helped me with my case, he made sure I am taken care of.”

    - Sharanjeet S.
  • Mr. Harris is the very best in the business has been doing this for over 25 years

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

    - Israel Y.

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