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Workplace Injuries And Legal Options

Workplace injuries are a significant concern for employees and employers alike. When an injury occurs on the job, it can lead to a myriad of challenges, including medical expenses, lost wages, and the potential for long-term disability. Understanding your legal options in the aftermath of a workplace injury is crucial, and securing the services of a competent legal professional, such as a Buffalo, NY workers compensation lawyer, can make all the difference in your case.

Workplace injuries can vary widely, ranging from minor incidents requiring minimal medical attention to severe accidents resulting in permanent disability. No matter the severity, injured workers need to know that they have rights and legal options available to them.

One of the primary avenues for workers who have been injured on the job is to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured during employment. In exchange for these benefits, employees typically relinquish their right to sue their employer for negligence. It is a no-fault system, meaning that employees do not need to prove that their employer was at fault for their injuries to receive benefits. However, the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim can be complex and daunting, particularly for those who are already dealing with the aftermath of a serious injury.

Another legal option available to injured workers is to file a personal injury lawsuit. Unlike workers’ compensation, a personal injury lawsuit requires the injured party to prove that their injury resulted from another party’s negligence. This could be the employer, a coworker, or a third party. A successful personal injury lawsuit can result in a greater monetary award than a workers’ compensation claim. However, these cases are often more complex and time-consuming, requiring the legal support of an experienced attorney.

In some cases, injured workers may also have the option to file a third-party liability claim. This occurs when a worker’s injury was caused by someone other than their employer or a coworker, such as a contractor, equipment manufacturer, or other third party. Third-party liability claims are filed in addition to a workers’ compensation claim and can provide additional compensation for the injured worker.

Navigating the legal landscape following a workplace injury can be overwhelming, especially when you are already dealing with physical pain, emotional distress, and financial uncertainty. That is why it is essential to consult with a knowledgeable attorney who can guide you through the process, ensure your rights are protected, and help you secure the compensation you deserve.

At Hurwitz, Whitcher & Molloy, we understand the challenges that injured workers face, and we are committed to providing compassionate, personalized legal representation to each and every one of our clients. We have a proven track record of success in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, and we are dedicated to helping you navigate your legal options and secure the best possible outcome for your case.

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, we encourage you to reach out to us for a consultation. Together, we will review the details of your case, discuss your legal options, and devise a strategy to secure the compensation you deserve. Our team is here to help, and we are committed to fighting for the rights of those who have been injured.

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Client Testimonials

As a disabled claimant, I can’t thank Hurwitz, Whitcher & Molloy enough for guiding me through these past fourteen years. No one else wanted my Workers’ Compensation case. No one! It was complicated. There were a lot of issues that made things difficult. They stuck with it well over a decade with preparedness, intelligence and grace. Mister Melvyn, he’s a good guy. Cathy, she’s so amazing.

- Salli B.

I became a client of the Hurwitz firm in May of 1997 due to injuries I received while I was a meat cutter at I. Isenberg Meats in Buffalo, New York. Since my first encounter with your firm and up until the present day, I have been entirely satisfied with the way your firm has treated me.

- William C.

Thank you for all you do throughout the year. I know I’m in the hands of the best compensation lawyers who really care!! God bless you all.

- Michelle A.

If you are injured at work and need a workers’ comp attorney, you need Hurwitz, Whitcher & Molloy. They are the ‘King Pins’ of all comp attorneys. You will be taken care of every step of the way. I am a very satisfied client!

- Richard B.