Workers’ Compensation – You’ve Earned It

Injuries at work should not be taken lightly.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury from a job or an occupational illness, you may be entitled to compensation. It is critical that you get someone in your corner that cuts the red tape and can get you the maximum benefits – someone like Schwartzapfel. The team at Schwartzapfel Lawyers specializes in New York workers’ compensation cases and has successfully fought for their clients for over 30 years. We understand the stress and hassle that comes along with filing a claim with your employer. Let our experts in workers’ compensation claims review your case for FREE and help you to get your life back.

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30+ Years

fighting HARD & Winning

We aggressively prosecute a clients action and get the money and benefits our clients deserve, as quickly as possible.



Having worked for the insurance companies we know all the tactics they’ll use to deny, delay and disclaim a legitimate case.



That’s right. No fee unless we win. Not wanting or being able to pay upfront fees should not stand in the way of seeking the justice you deserve.
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Steven Schwartzapfel

Our founding partner Steven J. Schwartzapfel understands the frustrations and heartbreak of living with a serious physical disability. His father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and often needed assistance with everyday activities. This childhood experience sparked Steve’s passion for helping injury victims and shaped Steve’s approach to legal practice. Our attorneys advise you in the same manner as we would our own family member. We provide honest, helpful advice and treat you with the honor, dignity, respect and compassion you should expect from a genuinely caring, concerned and committed attorney.
• National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
• Top 5% of Practicing Lawyers according to New York Times Super Lawyers

When tragedy strikes, Schwartzapfel strikes back.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Overview

Nearly all employers in New York are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Under the workers’ compensation system, employers agree to pay medical expenses and lost wages for an employee’s job-related injury or illness — even if the employee is at fault for his or her injuries. In exchange, the employee agrees not to sue his or her employer in court for damages.

The cost of NY workplace injuries to New York’s economy is staggering, with millions of hours in manpower and productivity lost each year. Equally staggering are the thousands of dollars in medical payments and wage benefits that injured workers are entitled to — but fail to collect. New York employees may not understand how to collect the benefits they need, or they may be misinformed by their employers about their right to file a claim.

In other cases, workers do not realize their injury or sickness was caused by their job, or they may believe that their injury is not serious enough to merit benefits. If you’ve been injured on the job or have fallen victim to an occupational disease in New York, don’t lose the benefits that you’ve worked so hard to earn.