The Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm is one of New York’s leading construction accident law firms. We have earned a strong reputation for our trial advocacy skills and the ability to obtain results for injured union construction workers and the families of fatal accident victims. Our lawyers have extensive experience in all types of construction accident cases, including falls from ladders and scaffolds, construction vehicle accidents, injuries caused by defective tools and equipment, and other acts of negligence on construction sites.
To speak with a union worker lawyer about your injury call 212-268-3222, or complete the contact form below for a free consultation. During the consultation, an injury attorney will review your case, discuss your legal options, and provide you with the next steps needed to move forward.
The construction unions of New York City literally built our great city. The workers who comprise those unions deserve the highest levels of protection from injury as well as care and support when they are injured. At Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, we understand the critical issues that injured union workers face and how those claims differ from cases involving non-union laborers.
Mounting medical bills and lost wages can create serious distress for any household. We work to help our clients secure the compensation they need. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients in more than 20 years of practice. We work with all appropriate experts such as physicians and vocational experts to help us build highly effective cases for our clients.
If your injury was the fault of someone other than a co-employee, such as a subcontractor or equipment supplier, you may be able to obtain additional compensation through a third-party claim. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, the compensation you receive from the third-party claim could exceed the value of your workers’ compensation claim by a significant amount.
New York City is home to many different labor unions, including:
As a union construction worker, you are entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits if you have suffered an injury while working. These benefits can pay for needed medical care and make up for a portion of the wages you have lost while you are recovering. Workers’ compensation insurance is “no-fault” insurance, meaning that an injured worker who is covered may be entitled to benefits covering medical care, rehabilitation services, temporary disability, and permanent disability. In such cases, the employer does not admit to any liability.
However, when an accident is the fault of a third party, such as a subcontractor, driver of a construction material truck, or an equipment supplier, the injured worker can file a separate claim against the third party. This third-party claim can include damages for losses not covered by the workers’ compensation claim such as pain and suffering, additional wage loss, and other losses. The two claims stem from the same event, but they proceed on different tracks. These are called third-party cases, and our firm is skilled in helping injured union workers secure all of the compensation they are entitled to from every available source.
At the Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, our goal is always to maximize the compensation our clients receive from all possible sources. We will fight every step of the way to help you obtain all of the compensation and medical care you deserve.
Since 1992, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. When we handle your case, we will do everything we can to obtain the best possible settlement or jury award for you. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident while working a union job, our attorneys can help you pursue all appropriate compensation. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 212-268-3222 or contact us online.