New York on PAUSE and How This Affected Essential Workers
On March 20th, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced the “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order to slow down the COVID-19 infection and to assure everyone’s safety. Essential businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities and hotels remained open, although some may operate with limited hours and capacity.
Essential workers are facing greater dangers of accidents than ever. While any accident can transform your life within seconds and leave you with injuries or even permanent disability, the risks of getting these types of injuries are dramatically heightened among essential workers.
Essential Worker Accidents During COVID-19
Most Common Types of Essential Worker Accidents
The following types of accidents of essential workers that we have found most common are (amongst all others) are:
- Essential Construction Worker Accidents
- Essential Plumbers Accidents
- Essential Sanitation Workers Accidents
- Essential Mailman and Delivery Person Accidents
- Essential Utility Worker Accidents
The number of essential worker accidents has skyrocked due to the risk and fear of COVID-19 forcing essential workers to work faster and workplaces to become less safe as many employers insisted on choosing speed over safety. In addition, essential workers justifiably felt and may still feel unprotected and more vulnerable to the virus and bringing it home to their families. All of these things including many rushing to get back to the safety of their homes. This forces them to work faster and less cautiously.
As a result, these workers are vulnerable to numerous accidents, slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents caused by drivers who are disobeying traffic laws and causing accidents, pedestrian accidents, essential construction site accidents, personal injury accidents, and others.
An injured essential worker from an accident can result in significant medical bills and expenses. When combined with a temporary or permanent inability to work, the impact can be devastating. In some cases, the injury can even prove fatal, leaving the victim’s loved ones to pick up the pieces. As such, it is more important than ever before to seek an experienced essential worker injury lawyer in NYC.
Contact Us for Help with Your Essential Worker Accident Claim
If you or someone that you love is an essential worker who has been injured in an accident, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC are skilled in all of the issues and nuances that have arisen in these types of cases because of COVID-19. We will immediately move to preserve and protect your rights to compensation. Contact the experienced essential worker injury attorneys in NYC at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, to find out what your rights are and let us take the necessary action on your behalf. We litigate every case aggressively, so that you can concentrate on recovery.