Hauppauge Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you sustained a serious injury while working at a venue, you may be unclear about who should pay for your medical bills and other injury-related costs. You may have additional damages as well, such as wages you would have otherwise earned but due to your injury you can’t work. At the same time, you might be physically in pain but are not confident about getting treatment because you don’t know if you will be able to pay for that care.
In scenarios like these, you may be best served by contacting experienced Hauppauge workers’ compensation lawyers without delay. A skilled attorney with Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. may even be able to provide guidance concerning financial compensation in advance of a successful injury claim or lawsuit. If your injury prohibits you from visiting our office, an attorney from our firm can meet with you in your hospital room.
If you were working in the capacity of an employee, and the accident occurred during the normal course of your job duties, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. This may be true even if your employer says they are not liable for your injury or the injury was partially your fault. Allow an experienced Hauppauge workers’ compensation lawyer to review the circumstances in order to provide an objective and professional legal opinion as to liability. If you have already filed a claim with your employer and it was denied, or they or their insurance carrier has significantly delayed on a ruling, contact us. We may be able to help you.
If you were working in the venue at the time of the accident, but you are not an employee of the venue, or the accident involved a third party, you may not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. However, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the third-party. Experienced Hauppauge workers’ compensation lawyers prepare for trial with every case so that the case is prepared in the event that it ends up in court. Very often, because the other side understands that attorneys will file a lawsuit if necessary, they are more willing to sit down at the negotiating table in good faith.
Accidents are not always straightforward. Like with other things in life, accidents can be complicated. In some circumstances, a worker’s injury might be caused by more than one party. As an example, imagine a musician is hired to play at an event inside the venue but in the process is electrocuted and suffers serious injuries as a result:
- The venue is partly responsible because they were aware that a certain area of the building had a dangerous electrical problem.
- The electrician who created the dangerous electrical problem is partly responsible because they should have known that what they did was hazardous for the building’s users.
- The electrician’s employer is partly responsible because they neglected to adequately train the electrician or oversee their work.
If you were injured at a venue or another location other than your company’s location, you still have rights. Please contact experienced Hauppauge workers’ compensation lawyers today to determine the ways in which we might be able to obtain injury-related compensation on your behalf.