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No matter what the reason is for the injury, you have rights! If you’ve been hurt while on the job and you’re considering filing a workers compensation claim in New York, you need to protect yourself and your rights. Let us help you understand exactly what your workers’ comp case may entail.
If you’re workplace injury was caused by unsafe working conditions or malfunctioning equipment, you need to call us today. Under New York law, employees have protections and specific rights when it comes to your safety. Don’t assume that the company will ‘take care of you.’ The Accident Help Zone is your resource for immediately finding out about your rights and getting help with your unique workers’ compensation claim.
Traffic in New York and New Jersey is notoriously bad and unfortunately, accidents happen. Whether you’re in a company vehicle or using your own for company business, if you’re in an auto accident while ‘on the clock’ and you suffer injuries, you need to know your rights. The ‘other guy’s’ insurance company is going to be looking out for their client and your company’s insurance is going to do the same – except their client is the company and not you! Make sure your rights are protected too!
Accidents happen. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimated there were 39.5 million office visits for unintentional injuries in the U.S. in 2016 alone.
Sometimes, accidents occur because of the inaction or action of another. When an accident happens because of another person, personal injury laws step in to help.
Personal injury laws offer accident victims a way to become financially whole through financial compensation. Compensation in personal injury claims, referred to as “damages,” cover the losses a victim experiences as a result of the accident caused by another party.
Injury lawsuits are filed in civil court but rarely do they go to trial. Instead, these cases resolve out of court during private negotiations between the plaintiff (the victim) and the defendant (the at-fault party) along with their attorneys.
It is essential to understand the basics of injury law, how “fault” is determined, and compensation available to you if you are the victim of an accident you did not cause.
Injuries take many forms, but personal injury laws define it as a violation of a victim’s protected interests. While cases center around a physical injury, physical injuries like broken bones and scars are not the only type of injury a person may experience. Victims might suffer emotional and mental injuries, financial losses, damage to his or her reputation, and other violations of their protected interests.
These injuries can occur in numerous situations, too, including:
Damages are part of a personal injury lawsuits verdict or settlement negotiation. These damages are based on the violations of a person’s interests and the losses they experience from that violation. Some costs are easily calculated, while others are subjective.
The purpose of damages is to cover financial losses and return a victim to a financially whole state – as close to they were before the incident. Damages also address more than the injuries themselves, and they can include related losses that are emotional and financial.
Common damages include:
The nuances of personal injury law are difficult to understand and continue to evolve. Every state has laws regarding how a lawsuit is filed, what qualifies for compensation, and procedures for filing a suit against an at-fault party.
If you have a legitimate injury, and you think that you qualify for compensation, you should consult an injury attorney in your area. An attorney investigates and prepares your case for negotiations with the insurance company, but also gathers evidence in the event your case goes to trial.
An attorney has years of experience negotiating settlements with insurers, arguing in front of juries, and getting settlements clients deserve. Most injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means there is little to no risk in hiring an attorney because you do not pay them unless they receive compensation for you.
Car accidents are becoming a global epidemic, and unfortunately, many of these car accidents happening around the world are preventable.
Each year, an estimated 2.35 million people are injured or disabled in car accidents, and over 37,000 are fatal.
No matter what the reason is for the injury, you have rights! If you’ve been hurt while on the job and you’re considering filing a workers’ compensation claim in New York, you need to protect yourself and your rights. Let us help you understand exactly what your workers’ comp case may entail.
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