For more than 50 years, Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green has advocated for victims injured in a wide range of workplace injuries in New York. If you’ve been hurt on the job, you may be eligible for legal compensation to help relieve the financial burdens that come with serious workplace injuries.
Our lawyers have an excellent track record handling complex claims involving everything from unsafe work environments to accidents with heavy machinery and equipment.
Representing people in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and every borough of NYC, our firm has a proven track record of obtaining significant monetary damages for injured workers. There is no cost to speak with an experienced New York work injury attorney at our firm. We are here to protect your rights. Contact Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green today to schedule a free, initial consultation with a member of our team.
NY workplace accident attorney
Every year, scores of people die in preventable workplace accidents in New York City. According to Bureau of Labor statistics for 2017, slips, trips, and falls accounted for 31 fatal work injuries in NYC, marking an increase of 18 deaths over the previous year. Exposure to toxic substances or dangerous environments was the third leading cause of workplace deaths, followed by transportation accidents resulting in 11 workplace accident fatalities.
Employers in every state must take appropriate measures to provide a reasonably safe work environment. The reality is that many people are subject to hazardous occupational environs, whether working as a plumber, a driver, or as an HVAC installer.
Our attorneys appreciate the far-reaching impact that a workplace injury can have on victims and their loved ones and know how to convey the seriousness of the suffering incurred when communicating to claims adjusters, or the courts. We have a deep understanding of NY worker’s compensation laws and will stand up to achieve a fair monetary recovery on your behalf.
If our investigations determine that a third party is responsible for your injuries, you may have a valid personal injury claim in addition to worker’s comp benefits. It is our goal to help clients procure the maximum damages available, and we are able to do so by working with medical experts, economists, accident reconstructionists, and other industry professionals.
What to Do if You’ve Been Injured on the Job
No matter what line of work you’re in, follow these steps if you’ve been injured on the job:
- Get first aid and any necessary medical care right away
- Inform your supervisor
- Consult a work injury attorney to understand and protect your rights
- Complete any worker’s compensation legal paperwork
- Follow your doctor’s treatment instructions
- If applicable, attend hearings in your case
Common workplace accidents
A worker is hurt on the job every 7 seconds in the United States, reports the National Safety Council. Data indicates that industries with the highest percentage of on-the-job accidents include: transportation, manufacturing, service, installation/maintenance, and construction.
Proper training, regular equipment maintenance, and access to necessary safety equipment can help prevent a number of workplace accidents, such as:
- Workplace trips and falls
- Being hit by falling objects
- Exposure to chemicals or toxic fumes
- Faulty or malfunction equipment
- Machinery accidents
- Heavy lifting injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Injuries caused by poor site maintenance
- Occupational back, neck, and spine injuries
- On-the-job motor vehicle accidents
- Accidents resulting in vision or hearing loss
Unfortunately, many workplace accidents – both minor and catastrophic — can be attributed to employer negligence of some type. At Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green, our NY work injury attorneys will evaluate your case to determine potential liable parties, and take swift legal measures accordingly.
Far-reaching impacts of workplace injuries
Whether you fell on the job or were hurt by a piece of machinery, these injuries have the potential to undermine the quality of your health and life. In addition to physical pain and suffering, victims may also have to cope with:
- Anxiety and depression
- Prospect of permanent disability and long-term health issues
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Reduced quality of life
- Fractured relationships with loved ones and family
- Diminished earning capacity
Our legal team has the resources and skill in place to advocate on your behalf and pursue the justice you deserve. We will handle all aspects of your claim or lawsuit so you can focus on what matters most: your recovery.
Protect your rights
Don’t delay in speaking with a New York work injury attorney about your case. There is no fee unless we obtain compensation on your behalf to cover medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering, and more. Explore your options after a workplace accident with Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb, Green & Bagley, P.C. Schedule your complimentary case evaluation today.