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Legal Representation for Injured Workers in NYC

Each year thousands of employees are injured at worksites across the United States. While some industries carry a higher risk than others, a worker can be hurt anywhere at any time due to carelessness or employer negligence.

If you were injured on the job, you need experienced legal representation. At Ajlouny Injury Law, we can help you understand your rights and responsibilities following a workplace injury. Get the FREE legal advice you need and deserve. Contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. 

Workplace Accident Statistics

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are an average of 14 people killed every day on the job. Many workplace accidents and injuries are caused by a failure to adhere to safety standards required by OSHA and other regulatory agencies.

As shown in recent data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 59 fatal work injuries in New York City. The highest number of workplace fatalities occurred in the private construction industry sector.

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that a worker is injured on the job every seven (7) seconds. Workplace injuries can happen in any industry, including "desk jobs," such as professional and business services and educational and health services. 

What to Do If You Are Involved in a Workplace Accident in NYC

Millions of workers receive medical treatment or consultation for their injuries every year. Workplace injuries cost billions of dollars each year in “wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, administrative expenses, motor-vehicle property damage, and employer costs,” as noted by the NSC.

If you are injured on the job in NYC, you need to:

  • Notify your employer or supervisor
  • File a report with your company
  • Seek medical attention
  • Contact an experienced workplace accident attorney
  • File for workers’ compensation benefits or pursue a lawsuit against a liable party

If you are injured in a workplace accident, you need an attorney that will get you the maximum recovery allowed by law. Depending on the situation you may be eligible to pursue a workers’ compensation claim or file a lawsuit against a party that is legally responsible for your injuries. To determine your legal options you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

Common Causes of Workplace Accidents

When a workplace is unsafe, or someone is injured because of employer negligence, they deserve compensation for their damages. Frustratingly, most workplace accidents are entirely preventable. Hundreds of lives could be saved every year if employers would follow safety standards and eliminate hazards.

Common causes of workplace accidents include:

  • Overexertion
  • Employee fatigue
  • Machinery malfunction
  • Lack of proper ventilation
  • Inadequate safety equipment
  • Poor lighting
  • Transportation-related accidents
  • Fire and explosions
  • Lack of adequate training or supervision
  • Improper fall safety measures

Unfortunately, many employers fail to address even basic health and safety violations resulting in unnecessary injury or death. As an employee, you are entitled to work in a safe environment, be provided with adequate training, and work on machines that function correctly. 

If you were injured at work, contact Ajlouny Injury Law today to speak directly with an attorney. We will fight to protect your rights and recovery. Talk to an attorney today by calling (718) 233-3913. Get FREE legal advice from a licensed NYC workplace accident lawyer today.

Types of Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries can range in severity. Even if you are unsure about the extent of your injuries, you should always be seen by a medical professional and consult an experienced NYC workplace accident lawyer. 

Common workplace injuries that result in lost days at work include:

  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, lacerations, and punctures
  • Lung damage from exposure to harmful substances
  • Damage to your ears, eyes, and throat

As a worker, you have rights and should never have to go to an unsafe worksite. If you have suffered an injury on the job, contact our office today. You will always be put through directly to an attorney. You pay no fees unless we win. 

Injured while working from home? Read our article about how NY Courts Ruled that Workers' Comp Principles Should Apply to At-Home Workers.

Injured on the Job in NYC? Call Our Office to Get Started.

If you are injured on the job, call us for free legal help. Unlike other law firms, you will always work directly with an attorney. We know what is at stake and will always fight to get you the most substantial recovery in your case. 

Do not wait until it is too late. Cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis meaning there are no fees unless we win. Our attorneys have recovered millions on behalf of injury victims. Contact our office to speak directly to an attorney today by calling (718) 233-3913. Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get free legal advice without any obligation. Call now to get your case started.

workplace Accident FAQs

What if I can’t work after my accident?

If you are injured on the job and unable to work, you are likely entitled to compensation for your lost wages and lost earning potential. Additionally, depending on your claim, you may receive money for your medical expenses, cost of future treatment, rehabilitation or physical therapy, and pain and suffering.

Do I qualify for workers' compensation?

Depending on where you work, you may be able to file a claim for workers' compensation. Our attorneys can assist you in filing your claim and obtaining compensation for your injuries. It is imperative to contact our office as soon as possible to determine your legal options, including pursuing a lawsuit against a negligent employer. It is important to remember that you have rights and should never have to pay out of pocket for someone else's wrongdoing.

In some cases, you may be able to pursue litigation beyond a claim through the workers' compensation system. Our lawyers can assist in determining the best course of action after your accident or injury.

Can I sue my employer if I am injured on the job?

In certain circumstances, your employer may be held liable for any on the job injuries. Even if you were partially at fault for your injuries, you might still be entitled to compensation. You should never accept a settlement without having your case reviewed by an attorney. Employers are required to provide a safe workplace for their employees; when they fail to do so, they may be held accountable for any resulting injuries.

How long do I have to bring a workers’ compensation claim?

Under Section 28 of New York’s Workers’ Compensation law, you must bring a claim within two (2) years of the accident. If the accident resulted in a death, a person must bring a claim within two (2) years of the decedent’s death.

There are, however, exceptions to these statutory limitations. For instance, an employer and insurance carrier can be deemed to have "waived the bar of the statute" if they fail to raise an objection at the first hearing.

Will I have to go to court?

In the majority of workplace accident cases, claims are settled before having to be litigated in court. Our attorneys can provide legal representation at all stages of your claim and conduct an independent investigation to determine the best course of action.

Why do I need an attorney?

A knowledgeable attorney can help you get the most money allowed under New York law for your injuries. Without the help of a lawyer, you may end up settling your case for far less than it is worth.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, we understand that you might be fearful of bringing a claim against your employer. Many workers think they may be subject to retaliation or workplace discrimination if they file a complaint. Our attorneys will always work to protect you from any retaliation. You have the right to speak up and the right to be compensated for your losses. Let us be your voice when you need it most.

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