Workers' Compensation

Quality Representation In New York City Workers' Compensation Cases

Workers' compensation is designed to help workers who are injured on the job or become ill with an occupational disease that develops during the course of their employment. But what can you do when your workers' compensation benefits don't fully cover your expenses?

The New York City workers' compensation lawyers of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, have helped hundreds of workers obtain additional compensation following work-related injuries and illness by filing civil suits against third parties. Third-party claims are separate from workers' compensation claims, and are handled like any personal injury claim — with an investigation followed by vigorous negotiations and/or courtroom litigation.

The Resources To Help You

Our lawyers draw on decades of legal experience and work with professional investigators and medical experts. We have successfully achieved dozens of six- and seven-figure awards for injured workers. Here are a several examples:

  • We represented the family of a worker who was crushed to death while working on the World Trade Center site as part of the Path Train Reconstruction Project. Our investigation of other parties' negligence resulted in a $5.05 million pretrial settlement for the deceased's family.
  • Our client suffered permanent head and back injuries while working to rehabilitate the Triborough Bridge. Our representation yielded a settlement of $1.365 million.
  • Our client suffered severe shoulder and internal injuries when he was struck by a beam which was thrown over the side of the building that he was working on. We proved that a statute requiring the use of garbage chutes had been violated and negotiated a $650,000 settlement.
  • Our client fell through unsafe planking while working on a subway station, fracturing his foot and suffering permanent disability. We settled his case for $520,000.

If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to bring a lawsuit against someone other than your employer for substantial damages in addition to any workers' compensation benefits you may receive. Contact Smiley & Smiley, LLP, to discuss your case.

Helping Injured Workers For Over 40 Years

The attorneys of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, provide free initial consultations and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan across from Grand Central Station at 122 East 42nd Street, 39th Floor. Spanish interpretation services are available, and our staff includes speakers of Greek and Haitian Creole. To contact our New York City workers' compensation lawyers, call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Topics: Construction Accidents