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In New York City, navigating the aftermath of a workplace accident can be daunting, especially when injuries result from third-party negligence. While workers’ compensation may offer some relief, it often falls short of covering the full extent of damages incurred. This is where Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb steps in. Our team of dedicated New York City Workplace Injury Lawyers and personal injury lawyers specializes in pursuing third-party negligence lawsuits to secure the comprehensive compensation our clients deserve.

Beyond the limited scope of workers’ compensation, we focus on identifying and holding accountable those third parties whose negligence has led to serious injury caused by a workplace accident. Whether you’re facing injuries from an office environment or a construction site accident, Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is committed to fighting for your rights, ensuring you receive full compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and suffering, enabling you to focus on your recovery and rebuild your life.


Understanding New York’s Workers’ Compensation Laws

In New York, workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide support and financial assistance to injured workers. The system covers medical expenses and a portion of lost wages for those unable to work due to their injuries, including a wide range of workers’ compensation benefits such as medical benefits and compensation for lost wages. However, navigating the workers’ compensation system can be complex.

The New York Workers Compensation Board plays a crucial role in this process, overseeing the filing of claims, the appeals process, and ensuring injured workers obtain the benefits they are entitled to. The process is fraught with challenges, from filing claims to understanding what’s covered, dealing with potential denials, and navigating the appeals process with the Workers Compensation Board.

Additionally, if your injury was caused by a third party’s negligence, you might have the option to pursue a personal injury lawsuit for damages not covered by workers’ compensation, such as pain and suffering.


Why Choose a Workplace Injury Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb in New York City

At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our track record of success in handling workplace accident and injury cases sets us apart. Our team of dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys possesses in-depth knowledge of New York’s workers’ compensation laws and the intricacies of personal injury litigation.

We’re committed to advocating for your rights as workers’ compensation lawyers, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation available, and guiding you through every step of the legal process. Our expertise extends to a wide range of workplace injuries, from construction accidents to office-related illnesses, ensuring tailored legal strategies for each client.


Secure Your Future with a Free Case Review from a Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb New York City Workplace Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury in New York City, don’t navigate the complex legal landscape alone. Contact the experienced New York City Workplace Injury Lawyers at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb for a free consultation. We’re here to assess your case, advise on the best course of action, and represent your interests, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

Our firm is dedicated to helping clients secure the full financial compensation they deserve for medical care, lost income, and other expenses incurred from workplace injuries. Call us today at 800-PAIN-LAW to start the process of securing your future.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:


Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case


Help submit insurance claims


Make sure you get the medical treatment you need


Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf


File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed


Represent you in court, if necessary


Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.



Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).



A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.



A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.



The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.



The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.



Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.



The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.



The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.



The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.



A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

00:47 22 Jun 24
I contacted Burns and Harris, this company which is renamed now, about two years ago about my injury. I even had an in person meeting with Stephen LaRocca.I had to chase him for a year just to sign something, in the end I just gave up. Pretty appalling company and even worse than people have written. I can only imagine the people who haven’t taken the time to write your review. Don’t bother with them.
Cole ColdwaterCole Coldwater
19:36 20 Jun 24
My experience with Harris Keenan and Goldfarb was wonderful. My legal representative, Steven LaRocca with Samantha Walton always made me feel well defended and cared for, in a way that went beyond professional representation and into the realm of caring about me on a personal level. Steven, Samantha and Seth Harris got me a great outcome and I can’t thank them enough!
Elizabeth SantosElizabeth Santos
00:32 20 Jun 24
If I could give them a zero Star I would 0
Jennifer RosarioJennifer Rosario
14:16 05 Jun 24
The best law firm I have ever went with thank you so much
Angelo Del GuercioAngelo Del Guercio
20:03 11 May 24
Horrible people. I lost complete confidence in this firm. Attorneys dragged their feet for 4 years and my mom died before a settlement could be reached. I advised them several times that my mom was sick to put fire under their feet but the effort was to no avail.
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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New York Workplace Injury Cases We Handle

Construction Accident

Construction accidents in New York City can lead to severe injuries given the hazardous nature of construction sites, involving heavy machinery, high elevations, and often, inadequate safety measures. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb specializes in representing individuals who have been injured on construction sites, leveraging our deep understanding of construction regulations and workplace safety standards to advocate for our clients.

Our goal is to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries, lost wages, and the pain and suffering caused by the accident, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. We assist our clients with their personal injury claims to ensure they receive the full compensation they are entitled to.

Our approach includes thoroughly investigating the construction site and gathering evidence to build a strong case highlighting negligence or safety violations. The dedicated team at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is committed to navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation claims while exploring all avenues for additional compensation through third-party claims.

We have extensive experience in handling personal injury claims for victims of construction site accidents, dedicating ourselves to advocating for our clients’ rights and interests. We strive to provide our clients with the support and legal expertise needed to secure their rights and facilitate a return to normalcy after a construction site injury.

Construction Accident

Crane Accident

Crane accidents are among the most catastrophic events on construction sites, often resulting from operational failures, lack of proper maintenance, or inadequate safety protocols. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is adept at handling the complexities of crane accident cases, and understands the specific regulations and standards that govern crane operations in New York. We are committed to securing justice for victims of crane accidents, ensuring they receive comprehensive compensation for the extensive injuries and disruptions such accidents can cause.

The legal team at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb meticulously investigates each crane accident case, identifying all liable parties, from contractors to equipment manufacturers, to hold them accountable. We recognize the profound impact of these accidents on our clients’ lives and work diligently to ensure they receive the maximum possible compensation for their suffering, lost earnings, and medical expenses, paving the way for their recovery and future security.

Crane Accident

Scaffold Accident

Scaffolding accidents, prevalent in the construction industry, often result in severe injuries due to falls or structural collapses. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we understand the critical importance of scaffolding safety and the regulations designed to protect workers.

Our expertise in scaffold accident cases enables us to effectively represent those injured, ensuring they receive the compensation they need to cover medical costs, lost wages, and other damages. We are dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable, from employers failing to provide safe working conditions to manufacturers of faulty scaffolding equipment.

Our firm conducts a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding each scaffolding accident, leveraging our knowledge of industry standards and safety regulations to build a compelling case for our clients. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is committed to advocating for the rights of injured workers, ensuring they have the resources and support necessary for a full recovery and the ability to move forward after a devastating scaffold accident.

Scaffold Accident

New York City Workplace Injury Claim FAQs

In navigating the complexities of workplace injuries in New York City, many questions arise regarding rights, processes, and options available to injured workers, including the critical role of workers' compensation insurance in this process. Below, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide a foundational understanding for those seeking legal assistance, including how to navigate the appeals process with the New York Workers Compensation Board. Remember, for more detailed information tailored to your specific situation, contacting a New York City Workplace Injury Lawyer at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb for a free case review is always recommended. Call us at 800-PAIN-LAW to get started.

  • What Should I Do Immediately After a New York Workplace Injury?

    After sustaining a workplace injury in New York, acting promptly to protect your health and legal rights is crucial. First, seek medical attention, even if the injury seems minor. This not only ensures your well-being but also provides documentation of your injury. Next, notify your employer about the injury in writing as soon as possible, ideally within 30 days of the incident. This notification is a critical step in the workers’ compensation process. Lastly, consider consulting with a New York City Workplace Injury Lawyer at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to discuss your case and ensure your rights are protected throughout the claim process.

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