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Protect Your Family with a New York FELA Attorney's Help After an Injury

Physical pain is not the primary worry of many injured railroad workers. While they suffer from their injuries, many of their concerns are not for themselves, but rather for their families. They understand that their railroad work injury did not just affect them but that their recovery affects their spouse, children and perhaps their parents and other dependents as well. Understandably, a worker who finds himself in this situation is under a lot of pressure and has a lot of questions. However, the burden of recovery does not have to rest on the worker's shoulders alone. Instead, the worker may contact a New York FELA attorney for help. How a New York FELA Lawyer May Help New York railroad lawyers know how important your legal and financial recovery is to you and to your family. Our New York City FELA attorneys will give you an honest assessment of your case and work hard to achieve a fair and just settlement that will help you and your family move forward after your accident. We want you to be able to concentrate on your physical recovery - just as your family does - and we hope to reduce the burden on you so that you can make as full a recovery as possible. Contact a New York FELA Attorney to Learn More To learn more about how an experienced New York railroad attorney may be able to help you after a train accident injury, please call us today at 1.800.362.9329 for more information. 

3 Signs You Are Talking to the Wrong New York Maritime Attorney

It can be difficult to meet with any professional and not hire them. Whether it is a contractor at your home or a New York maritime attorney, you may have trouble shopping around and refusing to hire someone. However, if you have been injured in a maritime accident, then you owe it to yourself to shop around and hire the New York maritime injury lawyer who is right for you.How to Know if an Attorney is Wrong for YouYou might think twice about hiring a lawyer who is:

New Jersey Maritime Attorney Wants You to See a Doctor Before Injury

You don't take a maritime job with the intention of getting hurt. If you thought that you would suffer a significant injury and need the services of a New Jersey maritime attorney, then you would likely take a different job. Yet, the reality is that the maritime industry remains one of the most dangerous in the United States. You may be in danger, and the time to start protecting yourself is before you step foot onto a boat.What You Can Do Before You Begin WorkBefore you begin work as a seaman, longshoreman or other maritime professional, it is important to have a complete physical as close to the date you start work as possible. Not only can you be confident that you are physically able to meet the demands of your job, but you may need documentation from that physical if you are later injured. For example, if you suffer an injury and your employer tries to argue that it was a preexisting condition and not a result of a maritime accident, then you may be able to use your pre-employment physical as evidence that your injury was the result of a maritime accident.How to Contact a New Jersey Maritime Attorney if You've Been InjuredMaritime employers often fight the fair and just recovery of injured maritime workers. You may need to fight for your own just recovery, but you do not have to do it alone. Instead, you can contact an experienced New Jersey maritime lawyer to help you.To speak with a New Jersey maritime injury lawyer, please call 1-800-362-9329 or 1-800-3-MAY-DAY. We also encourage you to read our FREE publication: Are You a Seaman Injured in a Maritime Accident? Know Your Rights. 

New York Railroad Lawyer Looks at Recent NJ Safety Recommendations

New Jersey Transit pedestrian deaths frequently made the news in 2011. In response to these accidents, NJ Transit and the state of New Jersey pledged to help prevent future pedestrian deaths. Last month, the New Jersey State Transportation Commissioner announced 12 steps that will be taken to help reduce the risk of train pedestrian deaths. As a New York railroad lawyer, I hope these steps are successful, and I encourage injured pedestrians, or their survivors, to understand their rights after a New Jersey or New York train pedestrian accident.NJ Recommendations to Prevent Train Pedestrian DeathsSome of the recommendations included in the New Jersey report include:

5 Maritime Safety Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking a Job

Taking a new maritime job is a big decision. Whether you are new to the industry or simply considering a new employer, there is a lot to think about. Of course, you are concerned about salary and time off. However, there is another quality of life issue that you must consider prior to taking a job at sea. That issue is safety.

How a New York Construction Accident Lawyer Helps After a Work Death

The construction job that was supposed to provide for your family has cost your family more than you thought possible. The death of your loved one has left you without his love, companionship, emotional support and financial support. You have lost too much. You may think there is nothing left to lose, and while there is nothing as important as your loved one's life that is left to lose, there are financial consequences that can occur if you talk to the construction employer or negotiate with an insurance company without the help of an experienced New York construction accident lawyer. The Benefit of Working with a New York Construction Accident Attorney Construction employers and insurance companies may purposely try to keep you from recovering money after the loss of your loved one. They may genuinely feel bad for what happened; however, they are motivated by their own bottom line. They want to keep as much money for themselves and their companies and that means paying as little as possible to you. Thus, recovering a fair settlement often requires significant negotiations. You do not need the stress of attempting the negotiations on your own. You do not need to relive the details of your loved one's death. You do not need to research the law and spend the time and effort trying to understand what fair damages would be for your family. Instead, you can hire a New York City construction accident lawyer to represent you and zealously advocate for your family's best interests. How to Contact a New York Construction Accident Lawyer For more information about the benefits of working with an experienced New York construction injury attorney, please call 1-800-362-9329 and please read our free publication: Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone. 

How a New York Construction Accident Lawyer Helps After a Work Death

The construction job that was supposed to provide for your family has cost your family more than you thought possible. The death of your loved one has left you without his love, companionship, emotional support and financial support.You have lost too much. You may think there is nothing left to lose, and while there is nothing as important as your loved one's life that is left to lose, there are financial consequences that can occur if you talk to the construction employer or negotiate with an insurance company without the help of an experienced New York construction accident lawyer.The Benefit of Working with a New York Construction Accident AttorneyConstruction employers and insurance companies may purposely try to keep you from recovering money after the loss of your loved one. They may genuinely feel bad for what happened; however, they are motivated by their own bottom line. They want to keep as much money for themselves and their companies and that means paying as little as possible to you. Thus, recovering a fair settlement often requires significant negotiations.You do not need the stress of attempting the negotiations on your own. You do not need to relive the details of your loved one's death. You do not need to research the law and spend the time and effort trying to understand what fair damages would be for your family. Instead, you can hire a New York City construction accident lawyer to represent you and zealously advocate for your family's best interests.How to Contact a New York Construction Accident LawyerFor more information about the benefits of working with an experienced New York construction injury attorney, please call 1-800-362-9329 and please read our free publication: Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone.

Fighting To Protect What Matters Most

You are not the only one who suffers after a serious accident. Crushing medical bills and lost wages can be devastating to your family for years.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

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