New York is home to millions of jobs in a variety of different fields. As a result, workplace accidents can occur if conditions are not safe. If you were hurt on the job, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss your options with a Queens workers comp attorney.
What are the common causes of workplace accidents in New York?
There are a number of different ways that workplace accidents occur. It is important to recognize that all employers in New York have a duty to ensure that their space is made safe for their employees. This can be accomplished by equipping them with proper safety equipment and even the necessary training. If an employer fails to do this, employee accidents can result. Some of the most common accidents may include the following:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Muscle strains
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Crashes or collisions
- Inhaling toxic fumes
- Loud noise exposure
- Being hit by falling objects
If you were hurt as a result of any of the following, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled personal injury attorneys today to discuss your legal options. Our firm is on your side.
Can I recover compensation?
In the event that an individual is injured on the job, it is critical that he or she reports this incident to their employer right away. This is because it permits the process of recovering workers’ compensation to commence. Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance that supplies injured employees with specific benefits. This exists as coverage for the damages incurred due to the accident. This can involve medical care, additional benefits, long-term benefits, and death benefits.
In many cases, a workplace accident did not result because of a negligent employer. But rather, it may have occurred as a result of the negligence of a third party. This can include a subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, designer, and more. If this happens, the injured party will be able to file a personal injury claim against the third party to hold them accountable for negligence. If this is victorious, it is likely that they will be able to recover compensation from them. But, it is crucial to be aware that, if they formerly obtained workers’ compensation, they may need to repay the employer’s insurance company.
Contact our Firm
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.