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Workplace Accident Lawyers in Westchester County, NY

If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident in Westchester County, Tomkiel & Tomkiel is here to fight for your rights. We understand the stress and uncertainty you’re facing, and we’re committed to getting you the maximum compensation you deserve.

Stanley A. Tomkiel, IIIMatthew Tomkiel
Workplace Accidents
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    Verdict for child and parent for Brainstem injury with developmental delays resulting from mismanagement of shoulder dystocia during delivery of newborn.

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    Delayed diagnosis of meningitis in toddler causing hearing loss with cochlear implants.

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We Help with Every Type of Workplace Accident in Westchester County

No matter how you were injured, we can help. We understand the complexities of workplace injuries and the laws surrounding them in Westchester County. We’ve successfully represented injured workers in a wide range of cases, including:

Construction Accidents

Scaffolding collapses, trench collapses, falls, struck-by accidents, and electrical accidents.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Falls due to wet floors, uneven surfaces, spills, loose cords/debris, and icy conditions.

Manufacturing Accidents

Machinery entanglement, crush injuries, chemical burns, explosions, and repetitive stress injuries.

Transportation Accidents

Commercial truck accidents, car accidents while on work errands, delivery driver accidents, and forklift accidents.

Office Incidents

Ergonomic injuries (carpal tunnel), falls due to unsafe conditions, and assaults by clients or coworkers.

Healthcare Accidents

Lifting injuries, needle sticks, exposure to infectious diseases, and overexertion.

Retail Incidents

Slips and falls, customer assaults, and injuries from stocking shelves or handling merchandise.

This list is by no means comprehensive, as work injuries can result from a vast array of incidents. And while workers’ compensation should provide initial benefits, it often falls short. We’ll investigate whether you may have grounds for a third-party lawsuit to maximize your compensation.

Let us fight for your rights. Our workplace accident lawyers have been awarded the designation of Super Lawyers and have the highest possible rating on AVVO — we know how to build a powerful case and maximize your chances of winning full compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.

How We Protect Your Rights If You Were Injured at Work

A workplace injury in Westchester County can turn your life upside down, but we understand what you’re going through. Our dedicated workplace accident attorneys fight to protect your rights and secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

Investigating Your Accident

We'll thoroughly gather evidence to pinpoint the cause of your injury and determine all liable parties.

Navigating Workers' Compensation

We’ll handle the workers' compensation process to cover your immediate medical needs and a portion of lost wages.

Building a Personal Injury Case If Possible

If your injury resulted from someone else's negligence (but not your employer's), you may be eligible for a personal injury claim — this can lead to significant compensation beyond what workers' comp provides.

Fighting for Your Future

We'll negotiate aggressively with insurance companies to secure fair compensation and take your case to trial if needed.

Our goal is to secure maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and any long-term disability. Don’t settle for less than you deserve — let us fight for your rights.

Will I Have to Pay for a Workplace Accident Lawyer?

On top of the physical and emotional pain of a workplace injury, financial worries are also a major concern. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis for workplace accident cases in Westchester County.

What does this mean for you?

  • No Upfront Costs: You don't pay any fees to get started on your case.
  • You Only Pay If We Win: Our fee is a percentage of your settlement or court award — if we don't recover compensation for you, you owe us nothing.
  • Our Interests Are Aligned with Yours: This system means we're motivated to fight for the maximum compensation possible, directly benefiting you and your interests.

We believe everyone deserves strong legal representation after a workplace accident, regardless of their financial situation.

Start Building Your Path to Compensation

You deserve fair compensation for your workplace injury. Take the first step by contacting Tomkiel & Tomkiel for a free case evaluation today.


Types of Workplace Injuries We Handle

At Tomkiel & Tomkiel, we have the skill and resources to handle a wide range of workplace injuries in Westchester County, including:

Broken Bones

Fractures of any kind, including arms, legs, wrists, and ribs.

Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and skull fractures.

Spine Injuries

Herniated discs, spinal cord damage, and paralysis.

Burn Injuries

Chemical, electrical, and thermal burns of varying severity.

Catastrophic Injuries

Injuries resulting in permanent disability, disfigurement, or loss of function.

Knee Injuries

Torn ligaments, meniscus damage, and patella injuries.

Paralysis Injuries

Partial or complete paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia.


Loss of limbs or digits.

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and back strain due to repetitive motions.

Internal Organ Damage

Injuries to the lungs, heart, kidneys, and other vital organs.

Psychological Trauma

PTSD, anxiety, or depression triggered by a workplace accident.

& More

Workplace accidents can lead to a wide array of other injuries. If you’ve been hurt on the job, our work accident attorneys are here to help you navigate the claims process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Contact us immediately if you’ve suffered any injury on the job. We’ll fight to secure the compensation you need for medical care, lost wages, and the long-term impact of your injury.

What Should I Do If a Family Member Dies in a Workplace Accident?

If you’ve lost a family member in a workplace accident due to an employer’s negligence or unsafe working conditions, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim in addition to seeking workers’ compensation benefits. 

Our attorneys have a deep understanding of both workers’ compensation laws and wrongful death cases. We will thoroughly investigate the accident, gather evidence to establish liability, and work tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Our team will guide you through the legal process and fight to secure compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and the immeasurable loss of companionship and support. 

Contact our firm today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you seek justice for your loved one.

Know the Risks: Common Causes of Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents can happen in any industry, but some types of incidents are more common than others. 

  • Falls from Heights: Construction sites, warehouses, and even office jobs can involve falling risks from ladders, scaffolding, or unstable surfaces.
  • Slip, Trip, and Falls: Wet floors, debris, uneven flooring, and icy conditions are major hazards across many workplaces.
  • Transportation Accidents: Commercial drivers and those who travel for work are at risk of serious vehicle accidents.
  • Machinery and Equipment Malfunctions: Defective tools, equipment failures, and lack of safety guards pose risks in manufacturing, construction, and other sectors.
  • Overexertion and Repetitive Stress: Lifting heavy objects, awkward postures, and repetitive tasks can lead to debilitating injuries over time.

Being aware of certain risks can help prevent injuries and ensure you know your legal rights if an accident does occur.

Beyond Your Employer: Who Else May Be Responsible for Your Injury

While workers’ compensation may provide some initial benefits after a workplace accident in Westchester County, it doesn’t cover the full extent of your losses. That’s why it’s crucial to investigate whether other parties may be liable for your injuries, in which case you could pursue additional personal injury compensation. 

Liable parties may include:

  • Property Owners: If your injury occurred on unsafe premises not owned by your employer, the property owner may be liable.
  • Equipment Manufacturers: Defective machinery, tools, or safety equipment could lead to a claim against the manufacturer.
  • Subcontractors: On construction sites or in projects with multiple companies involved, a subcontractor's negligence might be to blame.
  • Other Drivers: If you were injured in a work-related vehicle accident, the at-fault driver could be sued.

A reputable workplace accident attorney can help you identify and pursue compensation from all possible sources.

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What to Do (and Not Do) After a Workplace Injury

In the immediate aftermath of a workplace injury, it’s easy to make mistakes that can jeopardize your ability to get the compensation you deserve.

With that in mind, here’s what you should do.

  • Seek Medical Attention Immediately: Even if your injuries seem minor, you should first see a doctor — this creates essential medical records and protects your health.
  • Report the Accident to Your Employer: Promptly follow your company's protocol for reporting workplace injuries.
  • Document Everything: Write down details of the accident, take photos if possible, and collect the names of any witnesses.
  • Consult with an Attorney: A Westchester County workplace accident lawyer can help you protect your rights and navigate the workers’ comp process.

On the other hand, here’s what you should avoid doing:

  • Don’t Downplay Your Injuries: Be honest with medical providers about your pain and limitations — don't try to tough it out.
  • Don’t Give Recorded Statements: Insurance companies may ask for a statement, but you should wait until you've spoken to an attorney.
  • Don’t Sign Anything Without Legal Advice: Never sign documents from your employer or insurance companies without having a lawyer review them first.
  • Don’t Ignore Deadlines: There are strict time limits for filing workers' compensation claims and potential lawsuits in New York — ignore these at your own risk.

Remember that the sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner they can start building a strong case for you.

Important Deadlines for Workplace Accident Claims

In order to pursue a successful workers’ comp claim, you generally have 30 days from the date of the injury to notify your employer in writing. You have two years from the date of the injury to file a formal workers’ compensation claim.

If you’re filing a personal injury lawsuit, you usually have three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against a negligent third party (that’s not your employer).

However, keep in mind that there may be various exceptions that extend/shorten these deadlines, so it’s crucial to speak to an attorney as soon as possible to assess your situation.

Don’t delay! The sooner you act, the stronger your case will be. Evidence can fade with time, and prompt action gives your attorney time to build a thorough case.

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Why Choose Tomkiel & Tomkiel for Your Workplace Accident Case

40+ Years of Experience

We have decades of knowledge and skill honed specifically on workplace injury cases.

Proven Success

We have a track record of securing substantial compensation for injured workers in Westchester County.

Personalized Approach

We treat you like family, not a case number.

No Win, No Fee

If your injuries make it difficult to travel, we can meet at your home or the hospital.

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There’s a Path to Recovery — Let Us Show You the Way

A workplace injury can cast a dark shadow on your entire future. Let Tomkiel & Tomkiel help you find the path to recovery and secure the compensation you need to rebuild your life.

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