Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyers2020-09-15T19:46:24+00:00

Personal Injury Attorneys in Staten Island

Getting hurt at work puts one in a stressful and aggravating situation soon after it occurs.  Involuntary time off from work is not something anyone wants and the only hope is that the injury isn’t permanent.  Looking at weeks or months off is terrifying if your job is a significant contributor to your family’s finances.  Along with these worries there are also the financial strains of medical bills and making ends meet.   Bills from hospitals, doctors and related medical services can be both shocking and frustrating.  Having your future tampered with by an accident is something no one should ever have to go through and having a skilled attorney is the first step in remedying the situation.  

Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyers

All companies are required to have workers’ compensation insurance in NY which opens the door for claims to be filed by injured persons.  At Savino & Smollar we assist clients in this process by investigating the accident, identifying the responsible parties, and filing the proper legal claim.   With offices near Staten Island, our experienced attorneys can navigate you through this long and often frustrating legal process so you can focus on getting the correct health care and recover from your injuries. We have the knowledge, skill & experience to get you the money you deserve.  Oftentimes insurance companies will attempt and dispute these claims, so knowing what constitutes a personal workplace injury is important.  A few of the main types of on-the-job accidents are:

  • Construction , automotive, factory, and industrial accidents
  • Environmental hazards
  • Insufficient training or safety rules
  • Co-worker accidents
  • Amputation due to faulty machinery
  • Electrocution, burns, faulty machinery, and crush injuries
  • Head or spine injuries from falling objects 

Even though the employer may be responsible in some instances, in others there is third-party liability (someone other than your employer) in addition to a workers’ compensation claim.  By hiring an attorney, we can identify the third-party and file an injury claim.  The third party can be identified as being at fault and claims can be brought against them accordingly.  In Staten Island, third-party claims will bring you compensation for most of the losses that a personal or workplace injury has caused.  These losses include: past or future medical bills, loss of relationship with spouse, lost wages, emotional distress and mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss in potential income, and disfigurement/scarring.  To discover the value of a claim, contacting a skilled lawyer is the first step in the correct direction.

Personal Injury Complexities 

Oftentimes, in workplace injury cases, the insurance firms will try to dispute the severity of the injury as well as the recovery time.  The laws around this are complicated and to truly navigate it in the most optimal way, an experienced lawyer is essential.  Your right to the employer’s insurance must be protected as it is what keeps your household stable in the troubling time of being injured. 

Contact a Staten Island Attorney with Personal Workplace Injury Expertise

Hiring an attorney can be a new thing for many people and knowing what you can gain is extremely important.  When hiring an attorney from Savino & Smollar you get a legal professional who:

  • Understands the laws governing your case
  • Will investigate your injury and spot liabilities
  • Has experience completing similar cases
  • Will go through the whole legal process with you
  • Ensures your rights are protected
  • Can handle third party investigations and prove liability

When you have been injured and are seeking a potential settlement; contact Savino & Smollar / (212)732-3333 / www.savinosmollar.com