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Long Island Firm Helps Injured Workers Secure State Benefits

Westbury lawyers help clients achieve optimal compensation for workplace harm

Many people realize there is some level of risk of getting injured at work, but it’s not something you think about every day. For this reason, when you do find yourself suffering a work injury or illness, it can seem like an obstacle that appeared out of nowhere and is too big to overcome.

Here at the Law Offices of Lee S. Braunstein, P.C., we deliver a small-firm feel ang get big-firm results for clients seeking workers’ compensation and social security disability benefits. We treat our clients like family, and we make sure to give our clients individualized attention while pursuing our goal to provide quality service and achieve beneficial outcomes.  Established in 1985, with offices in Westbury, Sayville and Queens Village, our father-daughter team has more than 40 years of combined experience fighting for employee benefits.

Click here to learn more about a few of the types of work-related injuries covered by workers’ compensation laws.

Let us help to ease the stress of your injury.

Since we are a small firm, we have the time to be persistent with settlements.  We will we work hard to get you the benefits and compensation you deserve, and we will secure everything you need for your medical care and recovery.

We have substantial experience in every aspect of workers’ compensation claims, including:

  • Recouping lost wages or salary — Losing your wages after suffering an injury on the job can compound your pain and stress, especially when you want to return to work but can’t. We understand how much of an impact loss of salary can have on your recovery process.
  • Seeking rehabilitation expenses — No matter what type of injury or occupational disease you are facing, we know these injuries and illnesses can take a toll, requiring extensive and expensive rehabilitation and therapies.
  • Filing a claim and appealing a decision — We are intimately familiar with the process of filing claims both with employers and through the workers’ compensation system. We can be your advocate in filing a claim or in seeking a hearing or appeal.

Wherever you are in the claims process, we can help you pursue your rights.

Learn more about the types of benefits you could be entitled to here.

Accomplished firm assists workers with third-party claims

In addition to workers’ compensation claims, we help workers suffering on-the-job injuries that may afford them the right to file suit in court against third parties. Such cases may stem from:

  • Motor vehicle accidents — Vehicle accidents and collisions take place in a number of different employment situations and can range from a highway accident in a commercial vehicle to a construction vehicle accident on a job site to a transportation carrier accident.
  • Pedestrian accidents — Vehicle accidents can also injure workers who are bystanders or pedestrians. A road worker may be struck by a vehicle speeding through a construction zone, a police officer may be struck while directing traffic or a deliveryman may be hit while exiting his vehicle. In each case, a non-employer may be liable.
  • Slip and fall accidents — Workers can slip, trip, or fall while on the job in a variety of ways, from slipping in spilled liquids, tripping over debris or unsecured building materials or falling off a ladder, stepladder, balcony or scaffolding.

In each of these cases, there may be a third-party claim available with the possibility of recovery of damages for pain and suffering. If you suffered such a personal injury while on the job, we will advocate for your right to obtain the benefits you need.

If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.

When you’re dealing with an injury, you shouldn’t have to worry about how you will be able to afford an attorney to get you the benefits you deserve. That’s why we promise to never charge you any fees out of pocket, we only collect a portion of what you win. If we don’t win your case, you owe us nothing. Call our office in Westbury today at 516-259-0078 or contact us online.

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  • Westbury Main Office
    1025 Old Country Road
    Suite 304
    Westbury, New York 11590
    Phone: 516-739-3441
    Fax: 516-739-3442
  • Sayville Office (Appointment Only)
    270 West Main Street
    Sayville, New York 11782
    Phone: 631-360-7750
    Fax: 631-360-1511
  • Queens Village Office (Appointment Only)
    215-48 Jamaica Avenue
    Queens Village, New York 11428
    Phone: 718-465-3100
    Fax: 718-465-0805