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If you are injured in a workplace accident, you need an attorney that will get you the maximum recovery allowed by law. 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.
As an employee, you are entitled to work in a safe environment, be provided with adequate training, and work on machines that function correctly. An employer must supply you with safety equipment and must protect you from known hazards. 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 or texting (516) 410-4090. Get free legal advice from a licensed Brooklyn workplace accident lawyer today.
Workplace Accident Statistics
There were 5,250 American workers killed on the job in 2018, as noted by OSHA. Over 20 percent of worker fatalities occurred in the construction industry. Most deaths are caused by Construction's "Fatal Four." The Fatal Four noted by OSHA are:
-Struck by object
The most frequently cited OSHA standards violations include construction industry - fall protection codes, general industry – hazard communication standards, construction industry – general scaffolding requirements, and general industry - respiratory protection. OSHA estimates that over half of the construction worker deaths could be prevented by adhering to the safety guidelines related to the fatal four.
As shown in the most recent data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 73 fatal work injuries in New York City in 2018. The highest number of workplace fatalities occurred in the private construction industry sector.
The National Safety Council 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. 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.”
Common Causes of Workplace Accidents
Lack of proper ventilation
Inadequate safety equipment
Fire and explosions
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. Call or text today for a free, confidential consultation.
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 Brooklyn workplace accident lawyer. Common workplace injuries that result in lost days at work include:
Spinal cord injuries
Head and neck trauma
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Cuts, lacerations, and punctures
Lung damage from exposure to harmful substances
Damage to your ears, eyes, and throat
Under New York Insurance Code Section 5102, you are entitled to recovery beyond basic economic loss if another party causes you serious injuries. Serious or catastrophic injuries can include permanent disabilities, disfigurement, chronic pain, loss of motor skills, or respiratory issues. Any injury or impairment that makes you unable to perform “substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person’s usual and customary daily activities” for at least 90 of the 180 days immediately following the incident meets the threshold for serious injury.
How We Can Help
If you are injured on the job, call us for free legal help. Unlike other law firms, you will always be put through to 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.
You have the right to a safe work environment. Many workers who are injured on the job feel pressure to settle their cases quickly. Early settlement offers may not cover all of your losses or reflect the true nature of your injuries. If you are seriously injured in a workplace accident, you may be able to recover money for your lost wages, loss of potential earnings, medical expenses, future medical treatments, pain and suffering, and other non-monetary damages. You have the right to "fair and just compensation" and should never have to settle for less than your case is worth.
Contact our office to speak directly to an attorney today by calling (718) 233-3913 or text at (516) 410-4090. 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.