FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I  Know If I Have a Case?

The Law Offices of Joseph J. Perrini III will always be honest about the validity of your potential case. The best way to see if you have a legitimate case for legal action is to call our offices today at 516-221-7900 for your FREE consultation.

How Much Can I Get for my Injury?

It is impossible to know how much your case is worth without speaking to an attorney. Generally speaking, the greater the injury, the greater is your compensation. The law entitles you to the full extent of your loses, which includes all lost wages and medical expenses, as well as the pain and suffering.

What About Medical and Other Expenses?

Your medical and other necessary expenses may be covered fully by the tort-feasor's insurance. It may also be covered through a first-party insurance policy. Your right to coverage may be impeded by a delay of up to thirty days in making a claim for expenses. Contact our office immediately to learn more about the various benefits and coverages that are available to you to help with your claim.

What is Your Hourly Fee?

The Law Offices of Joseph J. Perrini III does not charge for your consultation or any other time it takes us to determine whether you have a case. We charge strictly on a "contingent fee" basis, meaning you only owe us if your case results in a settlement or a verdict in your favor. We charge a percentage of the recovery — usually one-third — and you pay nothing if there is no recovery.

How Long After an Injury Can I File a Lawsuit?

The length of time you have to file a claim depends on the type of injury that has been suffered, and on who is being sued. There is a Statute of Limitations and you don't want to delay. The more time that passes, crucial evidence and witnesses can disappear and harm your case. Take action promptly. If you think you have been the victim of negligence, call our office immediately at 516-221-7900.

Can I Sue My Employer for a Job Site Injury?

As a general rule, no. However, the Labor Laws of New York to some protections for injured workers that may allow you to go beyond the limited benefits of Worker's Compensation. Call us today for a FREE consultation and we will be happy to explain this to you in plain, easily understood language.

If I Receive Workers' Compensation Can I Still File a Suit?

Yes. While you are usually not able to sue your employer, there may be other individuals, such as a contractor or subcontractor, at the site who can be held liable. For example, under New York law, both the owner and general contractor are responsible for your safety on a job site and can be liable for any failure to comply with industrial business regulations. They can also be held liable for failing to take reasonable precautions. If you think this may apply to your case, call the Law Offices of Joseph J. Perrini III at 516-221-7900 for a FREE consultation.
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