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Safety at work is a major concern for everyone. When injuries happen in the workplace, they can have extreme consequences not only for the victim, but also for the victim’s family. In addition to the pain and disabling effects of the injury, if you are injured at work, you may also incur substantial medical bills, become disabled, etc. You will need the aid of an experienced workplace accident lawyer in NYC, one who fights for workers’ rights and can help you restore your life activities and expectations.

In New York, workers are protected by substantial Labor Laws that enable them to bring personal injury lawsuits in many cases in addition to workers’ compensation claims. Attorneys with the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, have spent the last decades fighting relentlessly on behalf of people injured in the workplace, working tirelessly to obtain top settlements and verdicts on their behalf.

Unfortunately, there can be many obstacles and hurdles to winning these cases. The experienced and aggressive team of workers’ rights lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC can help you cut through the red tape, and get you the compensation that you deserve.

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If I suffer an injury at work, who will pay for my costs and expenses?

If you are injured on the job, you entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which include some medical expenses, wage loss and other immediate costs. However, workers' compensation benefits are not likely to be nearly enough to provide complete compensation for all the damages that you have experienced.

New powerful laws enacted by the New York State government now allow injured workers to sue the people whose negligent failure to follow safety rules and regulations resulted in the worker’s injuries. This gives you the option of bringing a personal injury claim to receive financial recovery for the entirety of your loss, including pain and suffering as well as your medical expenses.

At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, our team of workplace injury lawyers in New York investigate every case aggressively and work hard to make sure that you receive a settlement or verdict that will fairly and justly compensate you for the full extent of your injuries.

Types of Workplaces Where Injuries Can Occur

In New York City, workplace injuries can occur across a wide range of settings, each presenting unique risks and challenges. Understanding the diversity of these environments can help in recognizing potential hazards and pursuing appropriate legal action when injuries occur. Here are some common types of workplaces where injuries are reported:

  • Construction Sites: Known for being particularly hazardous, construction sites are rife with risks from falls, machinery accidents, and failures in safety protocols. Workers can suffer from a range of severe injuries including fractures, head injuries, and spinal damage.
  • Offices: While seemingly safer, offices also host potential injury risks primarily from ergonomic issues leading to repetitive strain injuries, slips, trips, and falls, especially due to improper office layout or poor maintenance.
  • Manufacturing Facilities: These workplaces are associated with heavy machinery and equipment that can cause significant injuries such as amputations, burns, or exposure to toxic chemicals.
  • Retail Spaces: Employees in retail can encounter injuries from slips and falls, lifting heavy objects, or during interactions with customers and coworkers.
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities: Medical personnel face risks like exposure to infectious diseases, needlestick injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries from handling patients.
  • Restaurants and Kitchens: These environments are prone to burns, cuts, slips, and falls, often compounded by the fast-paced nature of work and close quarters.
  • Transportation and Warehousing: Workers in these sectors may experience injuries related to vehicle accidents, loading and unloading goods, and dealing with warehousing equipment.
  • Public Service and Government Buildings: Employees here may be exposed to various hazards depending on their specific roles, including physical and psychological stress.

Each type of workplace has specific legal standards and regulations meant to protect workers, which can vary significantly in their application and enforcement. After an injury, it is crucial to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer, like those at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, who understands the complex landscape of workplace injuries in New York City to ensure your rights are fully protected, and you receive the compensation you deserve.

Select results from recent workplace accident cases:

  • $6,500,000 settlement awarded to a union construction worker who fell from an unsecured ladder which resulted in a leg fracture and spinal injuries.
  • $5,500,000 verdict awarded construction worker who was injured when a wood bracing collapsed while exiting a ditch resulting in spinal injuries.
  • $4,750,000 awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a concrete slab fell and struck him resulting in multiple injuries.
  • $2,800,000 settlement for an iron worker who was caused to slip and fall on a construction site resulting in significant lower back injuries.
  • $2,200,000 awarded to a construction worker who was catastrophically injured when a trailer rolled back and crushed him against a jersey barrier.
  • $2,000,000 recovered for a sanitation worker who was injured when a garbage truck crashed into his vehicle resulting in serious injuries. 
  • $1,000,000 awarded to a union plasterer who was injured on the job when he was burned by a torch.
  • $1,000,000 awarded to a construction worker who fell through a skylight in a warehouse.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a NYPD traffic officer whose vehicle was struck by a negligently operated forklift resulting in serious injuries.

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We can help

If you have been the victim of a workplace accident and sustained serious injuries, please don’t hesitate to contact our office immediately and speak with a workplace injury attorney. The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome in your case. 

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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