Queens Restaurant Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Workers’ Compensation for Chefs, Servers & Other Restaurant Workers in NYC
Just like any other employee, restaurant workers who are injured on the job or who suffer work-related medical conditions are entitled to workers’ compensation. New York’s workers’ compensation laws extend to all types of restaurant workers, including both front- and back-of-house employees, as well as managers, assistant managers, and others.
If you are a restaurant worker in New York City who was injured on the job, the Harris Firm, LLC can help you with your workers’ compensation claim. Unlike a lot of other law firms in the area, we do not refer out workers’ compensation cases. Instead, we handle them in-house, drawing on nearly 30 years of experience and an extensive network of resources to build powerful claims for our clients. We are prepared to defend your rights and fight to recover the benefits you deserve.
Common Restaurant Accidents & Injuries
Although the job may appear less dangerous than others, such as construction, the reality is that restaurant workers face numerous risks every day. With the recent decline in the workforce and an increasing customer base, restaurant workers in New York City are being pushed to work harder than ever. When proper safety protocols are not followed, this can lead to serious accidents and debilitating injuries.
Some of the most common restaurant accidents and injuries include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Cuts and burns
- Puncture wounds
- Sprains and strains
- Lower back injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Improper lifting
- Machine- and equipment-related injuries
Any work-related injury, illness, or medical condition is covered by workers’ compensation, as long as the employee was carrying out duties to benefit their employer at the time of the injury and did not negligently or intentionally inflict their own injury.
Causes of Accidents in Restaurants
- Improperly marking slippery and wet floors
- No wearing non-slip shoes or having no-slip flooring
- Failing to prevent kitchen fires
- Improperly maintaining the premises
- Failing to safely store food
Which Restaurant Workers Are Entitled to Workers’ Compensation?
Any restaurant worker who is classified as an “employee” (and most are) is eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in New York City. This includes part-time and full-time workers, as well as seasonal workers.
At the Harris Firm, LLC, we represent all types of restaurant workers, including but not limited to:
- Sous chefs
- Line cooks
- Pastry chefs
- Counter servers
- Banquet staff
- General managers
- Kitchen managers
- Wine stewards
If you work in or for a restaurant and were injured on the job, our Queens restaurant workers’ compensation attorneys can help you seek the fair benefits you are owed. You could be eligible for medical benefits, temporary wage replacement, permanent disability, and more.
How Can the Harris Firm, LLC Help?
We understand how serious it is when a work-related injury or illness leaves you facing massive medical bills and keeps you from earning wages. At the Harris Firm, LLC, we recognize the unique needs and concerns of restaurant workers, which is why we provide personalized legal service and develop custom strategies aimed at helping you navigate the workers’ compensation system.
Our attorneys are prepared to handle every aspect of your claim, from reporting the injury to filing necessary paperwork. We can work with your employer’s insurance company, as well as pursue possible additional avenues of compensation, such as the United Restaurants of New York workers’ compensation fund. If your claim is disputed or denied, we are ready to file an appeal on your behalf and can represent you in all related proceedings.
As a restaurant worker in New York City, you have certain rights, including the right to be fairly compensated when you are injured at work or become ill due to your employment. Our Queens restaurant employee workers’ compensation attorneys are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process of seeking fair benefits. We have an open-door policy; you do not need an appointment to come into one of our offices and speak to a member of our team. Our multilingual staff assists clients in English, Spanish, Russian, French, Bangali/Vangia, and several other languages, and we can even travel to meet you at your home or in the hospital if your injuries prevent you from coming to us.
Because we offer our services on a contingency fee basis, there are absolutely no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. Get in touch with us today to learn more during a free, no-obligation consultation.
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