Falls On The Job
Falls occurring on the job are some of the most common causes of work-related injuries, including ladder falls and scaffolding falls. They can result in lasting injury and chronic pain, as well as a possibility loss of the ability to work. If you have been injured in a fall on the job, you need representation on your side that understands all issues related to work accidents and can guide you through the legal steps of recovering all claims and benefits that you are entitled to.
At Hobika Law Firm, we represent workers throughout New York who have suffered from such falls. Our attorneys understand the many types of claims that can be filed in these circumstances and will evaluate your case to ensure that we file all possible claims on your behalf.
To learn more about our representation and how we can help you navigate the workers’ compensation system to receive full benefits, please contact our Utica law firm today at 315-327-2849 or toll free at 800-587-9559.
There are different types of claims that may be available, depending on the circumstances that led to the fall. If your employer or another co-worker was to blame, there is no need to prove fault. We will file the appropriate workers’ compensation claims, working to ensure that they are granted.
If the fall was caused by another party, such as a vendor, contractor or manufacturer, we will investigate and gather evidence to prove personal injury liability. These claims will proceed at the same time as your workers’ compensation claim, not affecting the outcome of that claim.
If you have been out of work for more than a year because of the fall, our lawyers can help you seek Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to cover your disability, as well as your loss of income.
Permanent Disability From A Fall Injury
Many times, serious falls can result in a permanent disability and your inability to ever perform your job again. These can be complicated claims to file as the insurance companies work to downplay your injury and minimize claims. We are on your side, however, and will fight to ensure that you are granted all that you are entitled to under all relevant claims.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fall on the job, there are legal steps that you can take to recover damages. Our attorneys are very knowledgeable of all wrongful death provisions related to workers’ compensation, as well as the New York wrongful death statute. We will work to ensure that you and your family are provided closure and the provisions you deserve following such a tragic loss.