There are hundreds of work injury lawyers in New York, but not all practice at the highest degree of excellence and care. If you or a loved one suffered a work injury, you undoubtedly feel overwhelmed, scared, and unsure of what to do next. If you are contemplating filing a workers’ compensation claim or a civil lawsuit for damages, your first step is probably a Google search for the best work injury lawyers in N.Y. However, it is essential to remember that many of the names that pop up are “pay-to-play” results. This means that those lawyers or firms pay for high ratings and rankings.
Short of personal recommendations, finding the best attorney for you can take time and effort. Speaking with at least two or three attorneys is always recommended to ensure you find the right fit. Here’s a list of our four recommendations for the best work injury lawyers in N.Y. You might wonder, Why would they recommend another lawyer or law firm? And the answer is simple, hiring an attorney is a personal choice. Always trust your gut.
Anthony A. Ferrante
Anthony A. Ferrante, one of our founding partners of Ferrante & Koenig, PLLC, is a New York City-based attorney dedicated to seeking justice for those injured due to someone else’s negligence.
Anthony focuses his practice on personal and work injury matters, including complex construction site accidents, premise liability claims, motor vehicle accidents, and claims arising through the negligence of the City of New York, the New York City Transit Authority, the New York City Housing Authority, and other municipal entities.
He is an active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association. For six consecutive years, Anthony was named a Rising Star in New York Super Lawyers and has now been selected a New York Super Lawyer, a designation only given to 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state. It is a prestigious and well-respected honor.
Anthony earned his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 2006. He graduated with honors, was a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, and received the CALI Excellence for the Future award in Legal Writing. Before entering law school, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University, Rose Hill, in 2001.
Anthony has had great success recovering millions of dollars on behalf of his clients through settlement negotiations, jury verdicts, arbitrations, and mediations. He has worked tirelessly to see his clients recover the compensation they deserve.
Anthony uses his personal and work injury lawyer experience to look at all avenues of possible recovery for his clients. One such settlement that sticks out to Anthony was for a young electrician who fell from a ladder in a New York City high-rise. His client suffered significant neck injuries and was diagnosed with a chronic pain condition requiring pain management for the rest of his life. Anthony was able to negotiate an $825,000 settlement on his behalf.
Workplace accident injuries can be complex, and knowing whether your claim falls exclusively in the division of workers’ comp or civil court—or both—takes an experienced attorney.
David Schleider, a partner at Shulman & Hill, is a Manhattan native who attended New York City public schools before graduating magna cum laude from Boston University with a degree in political science and later his Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law. Since his admission to the New York Bar in 2016, David has earned the respect of his colleagues and adversaries because of his significant command of the law and hard work.
At Shulman & Hill, he specializes in workers’ compensation litigation representing thousands of injured New York workers in attaining timely medical treatment and maximizing compensation benefits.
Madison Katz of Terry Katz & Associates, P.C., offers unique insight into workers’ compensation claims. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra Law School.
Before law school, she worked as a file clerk learning the basics of the claims process, managing claimant’s files, and requesting records and evidence as needed. During her law school career, she worked as a legal intern and gained significant experience in legal research and assisting attorneys in every aspect of their work. Before graduating from law school, she had already earned extensive on-the-ground experience.
Madison is an associate concentrating exclusively on workers’ compensation, where she handles all aspects of workers’ compensation cases. Madison is a passionate and zealous advocate for injured workers with extensive experience. She has appeared before workers’ compensation law judges at boards throughout the state.
Victor Pasternack is the managing partner of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP. Victor has over four decades of worker compensation law experience and is well-known and well-respected in the legal community.
He is a founding member of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, has chaired the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association, and has also served as the New York State Captain for Workers’ Compensation for the American Association for Justice. His knowledge and experience are almost unmatched. He dedicated endless time to advocacy for injured workers’ rights, lectured before students and other lawyers, and conducted workshops for labor unions and their members.
If you want to learn more about what questions to ask during an initial consultation with one of the best work injury lawyers in N.Y., contact our team at Ferrante & Koenig today.