Kaplan Lawyers PC

Kaplan Lawyers PC

The firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC has the experience and dedication you're looking for. Call a New York City injury lawyer at Kaplan Lawyers PC today at (212) 563-1900 (NYC) | (516) 399-2364 (Long Island).

Firm Overview

New York City Injury Lawyer
New York City is an exciting place to live, work, and play. The streets and sidewalks are full of people who may or may not call our City home. But while folks from out of town take in the sights and stand on sidewalks gazing up in wonder at our skyscrapers, New Yorkers rush about the business of getting safely to their jobs and back home to provide for their families.

With the sheer numbers of people moving through the streets of our City, on foot or in motor vehicles, it's inevitable that an accident will happen. Something as simple as tripping over a mop bucket left outside a restaurant, being clipped by a taxi that went through the pedestrian crosswalk too quickly, or getting rear-ended by a driver who's not paying attention to the stop-and-go traffic any imaginable type of accident could change your life in the blink of an eye. The accident may not have been your fault, but it could put you deeply in debt, unable to pay your bills or provide for your family. If this applies to your situation, call a New York City injury lawyer at Kaplan Lawyers PC and take the next step toward financial recovery.

The firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC has the experience and dedication you're looking for to help you win the compensation you and your family members are entitled to if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident or other type of personal injury anywhere in New York City. We are members of the Injured Workers' Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. Call a New York City injury lawyer at Kaplan Lawyers PC today at (212) 563-1900 (NYC) | (516) 399-2364 (Long Island).
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6901 Jericho Turnpike
Suite 100
Syosset  NY  11791
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Workers Compensation
If you've sustained a workplace injury, whether it occurred on-site or in any capacity that is work-related, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
Collectively, Americans work more hours every year than any other industrialized country on the planet. Workers in the United States also have certain rights pertaining to the safety of their workplace and the compensation they can receive if they should be injured while doing their jobs. If you've sustained a workplace injury, whether it occurred on-site or in any capacity that is work-related, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. The New York City work injury attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC, understand that the process of gathering information and filing for benefits is a long and arduous one, and we are here to help. Our team of experienced New York workers' comp attorneys are here to make sure that you receive the maximum amount of benefits and the best medical care to assist in a speedy recovery and enable you to continue to pay your bills.

You Are Entitled to Compensation for Workplace Injuries
Contrary to a popular misconception, filing a workers' compensation claim is not the equivalent of filing a lawsuit against an employer. Workers' compensation claims are "no fault" claims, meaning that by filing a claim, you are not implying that your employer did anything wrong. It is every worker's right to be compensated for on-the-job injuries and losses stemming from that injury. In some cases, however, an injury can be caused by the negligence of an employer or a coworker, or by workplace hazards. And for some employees who file workers' compensation claims, the actual payments offered are significantly lower than what is deserved or expected by the worker. It is for these reasons, among many others, that a skilled workers' compensation attorney is an important ally for those who intend to file a workers' compensation claim. If a person or corporation is responsible for your injury, it is important to take legal action and reclaim lost wages, acquire adequate funds to cover all medical procedures, and receive compensation for any emotional distress.

Injuries in the Workplace

An injury can occur in any sector to any type of worker, from office workers to truck drivers. Common injuries include falls, neck and back injuries, repetitive stress injuries, exposure to toxins, knee injuries, shoulder injuries and eye injuries, to name just a few. Some jobs have higher on-the-job injury and fatality rates than others. Here are some examples of workers who are more likely to suffer workplace injuries in New York:

Construction Workers
Commercial Drivers
Firefighters
Manufacturing Workers (or those who work with heavy equipment)
Immigrant Workers

After a Workplace Injury

Some preliminary actions must be taken if you've been injured at the workplace. Immediate medical attention is, of course, the most important step, but the supervisor on duty should also be notified of the incident, and an accident report should be filed. These steps will provide critical evidence that will prove valuable when the case goes to court. A C-3 form (Employee's Claim for Compensation Benefits) should be filled out. The New York City work injury lawyers at Kaplan Lawyers PC can help you obtain, complete and file this form. New York State law dictates that you are entitled to all necessary care and, in the case of a workplace injury, an employer is responsible for all related medical bills. This holds true for all workers, even volunteer workers and illegal aliens, and even if it is your first day of work. In some cases, if a third party is also found liable, an additional suit can be filed. You may also be entitled to compensation even if you did not miss a day of work. If your employer does not have the medical insurance required to provide care for its employees, it is still possible to obtain workers' compensation benefits through the Uninsured Employer's Fund. In 2007, New York State issued a massive reform initiative, reshaping the way workers' compensation benefit cases are handled, and the amount of maximum weekly benefits were raised. Because of this change, it's important to contact experienced workers' compensation lawyers who have experience dealing with the change in protocol. The team of attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC are skilled at getting our clients the medical care that they need and maximizing the financial benefit they deserve.

We Are Here to Help

If you believe you are deserving of workers' compensation benefits, contact us. The consultation is free, and there is no fee if we are unable to obtain benefits. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we understand the risks caused by delay, including being denied the benefits that you deserve if your claim is not filed as soon as possible. Our workers' compensation attorneys are here to help you and your family get by in your time of need.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

The legal team at Kaplan Lawyers PC has decades of experience and has helped thousands of clients through what is often the most difficult experience of their lives. These results are reflected in our team of law professionals, who have not only the tenacity to fight aggressively in your corner and compassion for your plight, but the experience necessary to win serious results. And we are confident in our ability to assist you in your time of need: if we are unable to win your case, we charge no legal fees.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We Are Here to Help

If you believe you are deserving of workers' compensation benefits, contact us. The consultation is free, and there is no fee if we are unable to obtain benefits. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we understand the risks caused by delay, including being denied the benefits that you deserve if your claim is not filed as soon as possible. Our workers' compensation attorneys are here to help you and your family get by in your time of need.

Bart D. Kaplan

Attorney Bart D. Kaplan has more than thirty-five years of experience in the field of law. Bart is a partner in the law firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC and has had his own firm from 1976 to the present day demonstrating his ability to provide expert legal services through the ever-changing legal environment.

In addition to handling the challenges of running a law firm, Bart has developed a mortgage brokerage group, growing the enterprise from two people to over 150 people. Not only did this provide Bart with the extensive knowledge of every aspect of the law, but it also led him to become an expert in growing and managing a successful business.

Bart has dedicated himself to civic and social organizations in addition to his legal and business interests. Having a passion for tennis, Bart has used that to found the North Shore Sweethearts Tennis Tournament, which has raised more than 1.5 million dollars to benefit The Diabetes Research Institute. In addition, he was a co-founder of Schneider Children's Hospital in New Hyde park, New York.

Education

Admitted to Practice in NY 1976
Brooklyn Law School, NY Graduated 1975
C.W. Post, NY Graduated 1970
Professional Associations and Memberships
Injured Workers' Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association Ethics Committee
The New York State Bar Association
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Real Property Bar Association
American Association for Justice

Theresa J. Viera

Attorney Theresa J. Viera has more than fourteen years experience in the field of law. She began her career as a paralegal for a prominent personal injury firm. While working as a paralegal, she continued her education and became a litigation attorney dedicated to fighting for those injured as a result of someone else's negligence.

Ms. Viera has handled thousands of cases including complex labor law matters, automobile accidents, and premises liability both in the State and Federal courts of New York. In her representation of clients, she has developed extensive experience with motion and appellate practice and trial advocacy. When she's not advocating for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Education and Admissions

Admitted to Practice in the State Courts of New York 2008
Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York 2008
Admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 2009
Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 2012
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Graduated 2007 with Juris Doctorate
St. John's University Graduated 1997 with Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in Criminal Justice
Professional Associations / Memberships and

Achievements

New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
New York State Bar Association
Law Clerk to the Honorable William D. Friedmann, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department (1997)
CALI Award for Excellence for the Best Appellate Brief (2004)

Areas of Expertise

Automobile Accidents
Construction Accidents
Premises Accidents (slip/trip and falls)
Dog Bites
No-Fault Arbitrations

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