Medical Expenses Due To Injury At Work

Medical care is expensive. If you are a worker who has been injured on the job, you may be wondering how you will pay for the doctor bills, therapy, medication and other treatments you need to recover. The good news is that you have options.

At The Orlow Firm, you will find experienced attorneys who can help you obtain the compensation you need to pay for medical expenses you face as the result of a workplace accident. We provide representation in personal injury cases throughout New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx.

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Your Care?

If you are an employee who is covered by workers’ compensation, your doctor and hospital bills will be covered by your workers’ compensation insurer. Your employer’s insurance generally covers drugs and equipment prescribed by your doctor, along with traveling expenses for treatment.

However, not all workers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Some are independent contractors, self-employed or otherwise exempt. In these cases, injured workers cannot rely on their insurer to cover their medical expenses.

Personal Injury Claims May Cover Medical Expenses

When workers’ compensation does not provide the medical coverage that an injured worker needs to recover, a lawsuit may. A successful personal injury claim against negligent parties can result in enough compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages that workers suffer as a result of a workplace injury.

Many employees who are covered by workers’ compensation may not sue their employer directly. However, they can hold third parties that caused or contributed to an accident responsible through a lawsuit.

At The Orlow Firm, our attorneys can help injured workers sort through the difficult questions of who will pay for medical care. We will refer injured employees to a workers’ compensation law firm for assistance with a claim, and we will carefully review workplace accidents for potential personal injury claims. We have decades of experience representing clients in a wide range of workplace accidents.

Contact The Orlow Firm

To learn more, contact us for a free initial consultation. Our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means we charge attorneys fees only when we successfully recover compensation for our client.

Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.

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Lost Wages Due to Injuries at Work

Compensation After A Work-Related Injury

Workplace accidents are stressful. On top of the pain and medical care, injured workers often worry about how they will make ends meet while they are unable to work. Fortunately, injured workers can often obtain compensation for their lost wages through workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim.

At The Orlow Firm, our New York City personal injury lawyers have extensive experience helping injured workers obtain the compensation they need to recover from serious workplace accidents. We can help all types of injured workers collect lost wages when they have to miss a significant period away from work. When you come to our firm, you will speak directly with a partner at our firm. We think you should expect nothing less.

Accidents Happen To All Types Of Workers

Construction workers may be especially likely to miss work due to accidents. Their jobs are physically challenging even when they are healthy. An injury can easily result in missed time from a construction job. If you have missed work because of a serious construction injury, our law firm may be able to help you obtain compensation for your losses through a construction accident lawsuit.

Although construction sites are particularly dangerous, any worker can become involved in a workplace accident. Sales workers and others who drive for a living may be in motor vehicle accidents. Office workers may sustain back injuries or slip and fall on poorly maintained floors or stairs. Regardless of what kind of job a worker has, he or she may have legal options for lost wages due to job-related accidents.

How The Orlow Firm Can Help

At The Orlow Firm, our law firm can refer you to a qualified workers’ compensation firm if you have lost time at work due to a job-related injury. Through workers’ compensation, you can receive at least partial wage replacement.

We will also investigate your accident for potential third-party claims. Third-party claims may be filed against negligent parties other than your employer, and you can often obtain more money damages than from workers’ compensation alone. Our team will work to show the value of the time you have missed at work as well as time that you may have to miss in the future due to your injuries.

Contact The Orlow Firm

Our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not owe us attorneys fees unless we are successful in your claim.

To discuss your case with one of our New York workers compensation attorneys, call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.

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New York Workers’ Compensation Laws

New York City Workers’ Compensation Regulations

People tend not to think about their rights after an on-the-job accident until they have actually been injured. When injuries do occur, pain, worry, time-consuming medical treatment and even prescribed narcotics can make it difficult to have a full understanding of one’s rights.

The experienced New York construction site accident lawyers of The Orlow Firm have effectively helped numerous workers following on-the-job injuries. If you’ve been injured, contact us for a no-charge discussion of your rights. Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online. When you work with us, you will speak with a partner at the firm. We believe you should expect nothing less from the firm you choose for your injury case.

Workers’ Compensation Facts

Here are a few facts about workers’ compensation law that are important to any claim:

  • Workers’ compensation benefits provide for a portion of lost wages, medical expenses and disability compensation for injured workers.
  • Often, seriously injured workers’ claims are denied by administrative law judges (ALJs).
  • Injured workers cannot sue their employer or co-workers following injuries.
  • Workers can sue negligent third parties, including contractors and subcontractors.

If you have been injured in a construction site accident, we can refer you to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer and then handle your third-party claim when circumstances permit.

Why Work With The Orlow Firm?

Our experience and commitment to injured clients’ rights have yielded millions of dollars in compensation, many clients and numerous referrals. Recent testimonials from former clients include:

  • Heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Orlow. You taught me to stand up for my rights …
  • As a former client, I have great admiration for you and your sons for the way they represent clients in the best legal way. Keep up your good work.
  • I thank you for a job well done. You will always be in my heart.

Contact the Orlow Firm Today

Contact The Orlow Firm for experienced legal representation in third-party claims. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact an attorney, call (646) 647-3398 or send us an online message.

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Safety Code Violations

Have You Been Injured Due to a Safety Code Violation?

Construction is heavily regulated, and for good reason. It’s dangerous. When safety is ignored at construction sites, both construction workers and passersby can be seriously injured or killed. Safety is the primary reason behind New York City’s strict building code, and violations of the code cause or contribute to many serious injuries and deaths at construction sites.

If you have been injured in a construction site accident and suspect that a safety code violation was a factor, the New York construction accident attorneys at The Orlow Firm can help. We have more than 30 years of experience investigating and holding building owners, contractors and others responsible for construction accidents.

Our father-and-sons legal team represents workers injured in construction accidents throughout New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx. Contact us online or call (646) 647-3398 for a free consultation.

Code Violations Have Consequences

Building owners and contractors must usually obtain permits and submit to inspections by the city for construction work. When the New York City Buildings Department finds hazardous or unsafe conditions, it issues a stop work order. Thousands of these orders are issued each year, but construction workers and others continue to suffer serious and sometimes fatal injuries as a result of safety code violations.

Our law firm can help with injuries that result from:

  • Health and sanitation violations
  • Faulty plumbing
  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • Failing to obtain a permit
  • Slippery conditions
  • Unsafe entries
  • Inadequately secured ladders and scaffolds
  • Exposed holes with no warning signs
  • Inadequate safety equipment

If you have been injured on a work site, our law firm can help you. We can refer you to a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer, and we will thoroughly investigate your accident for a third-party liability claim stemming from a code violation or another careless or negligent act.

Contact The Orlow Firm

To learn more about how we can help you with a potential claim based on a code violation, contact our law firm for a free consultation. Our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will owe us no attorney’s fees unless we obtain compensation for your claim.

Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.

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Injuries Caused by Being Run Over by Operating Equipment

Has a Loved One Been Hit by Construction Equipment?

Construction sites are full of heavy, powerful operating equipment. In an accident with a worker or another person on a construction site, operating equipment often causes catastrophic or fatal injuries, leaving families to struggle with high bills, pain and suffering and questions about the future.

If you have been injured by operating equipment at a construction site, the attorneys at The Orlow Firm can provide you with experienced representation that helps you get the results you deserve. We understand that no case or client is the same, and we provide the personal, individualized representation that our clients need.

Have you been injured by moving equipment at a construction site? Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Help for Injured Construction Workers

The lawyers of The Orlow Firm understand the hazards that large vehicles can present on a construction site. Blind spots, improper loading and unloading and careless operation all lead to injuries for numerous construction workers each year in the New York City area. We can help workers who have been run over or suffered other injuries involving vehicles and operating equipment on construction sites such as:

  • Cars and trucks
  • Forklifts
  • Cranes
  • Graters, dump trucks, bulldozers, steamrollers and other vehicles and moving equipment

Injured employees generally know that workers’ compensation benefits are available after a car accident. However, workers may have additional opportunities for money damages. Third-party claims, which are filed against someone other than an employer or co-worker, can result in higher damage awards than workers’ compensation.

Experienced and Caring Lawyers

The New York construction accident attorneys at The Orlow Firm have been representing injured people in the New York City area since 1981. We have helped thousands of clients obtain the compensation they need after serious accidents. We know that successfully handling a construction site injury case requires more from your attorney than experience and comprehensive legal knowledge.

Your attorney must also work diligently to recover maximum compensation while providing supportive client service. Your attorney must be able to help you deal with the stress of injuries and disruption to your career. At The Orlow Firm, we focus on both legal knowledge and client service, as our significant verdicts and settlements and client testimonials show.

“[The Orlow lawyers] care about the people they represent; you don’t feel like you are just a client. After my surgery, they called me to wish me a prompt recovery.” — A satisfied client

Contact The Orlow Firm

For more information regarding our firm and your rights following a construction site accident, contact The Orlow Firm for experienced personal injury legal representation. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact a lawyer, call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.

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