If you were injured while on the job in New York, you may be entitled to receive substantial financial compensation for all of your losses and injuries. During this difficult time, a Manhattan workplace accident lawyer at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help handle the legal hurdles involved in recovering compensation.
We have been helping injured claimants since 1988 get settlements for workplace injuries. For example, we recovered $2.25 million for a 46-year old carpenter who fell from a ladder. In another case, we recovered $3.5 million for a worker who fell 30 feet from scaffolding.
We offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your workplace accident and determine what we can do to help. There are no attorney’s fees unless you receive compensation. Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 732-2929 to get started.
Types of Workplace Accidents We Handle
You go to work to earn a living, and even if your work involves some dangers, you expect to come home safely at the end of the day. Unfortunately, workplace accidents happen more often than most people think. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), over 140,000 non-fatal workplace injuries occurred in the New York private sector in 2018.
There are many situations that could cause a workplace accident and result in serious injuries. These injuries can include head injuries, amputations, broken bones, spinal cord trauma, paralysis, joint injuries requiring surgery or disfigurement to name a few.
Workplace injuries are extremely varied and can include:
- Slip and falls
- Scaffold and ladder accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents, including cranes, forklifts, and machinery
- Failure to provide safety equipment, such as a helmet or gloves
- Electric shocks and electrocutions
- Chemical leaks and explosions
- Building or trench collapse
- Motor vehicle accidents
Our ultimate goal is to recover the fair and just amount of compensation that you deserve. We prepare every case for trial so that the other side knows we are willing to present your case to a trial jury if they do not agree to the right settlement. We promise to always fight for you. Call our team today to discuss how we can begin to build your claim for the best result.
You May Also Be Entitled ToWorkers’ Compensation Benefits
According to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, almost all employers in the state of New York must provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that pays for medical care and provides cash benefits to cover a portion of lost wages for injured employees. You may receive benefits regardless of who was at fault.
However, workers’ compensation benefits rarely fully compensate injured workers for all of their damages and disabilities.
In some instances, you will be able to bring both a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent party or parties and a Workers’ compensation claim depending upon the unique facts of your accident. You are generally not allowed to sue your employer for negligence in a personal injury action. When you contact our office, we will begin an investigation to determine if a party other than your employer was responsible for your accident and injuries. If we determine that another party can be held responsible we will begin to build a strong case by gathering the following:
- Police, accident and incident reports
- Witness interviews
- OSHA investigation reports and records
- Accident investigation evaluations by workplace safety experts
- Scene photographs and video footage, if available
- Sworn statements from the other parties
- Workplace records concerning safety meetings and site inspections
- EMS, hospital and medical records
- Medical expert reports and evaluations
Our Lawyers Will Fight For The Compensation You Deserve
New York has some of the most powerful laws that protect workers who are injured on a job site. If you have been injured while simply doing your job, you need hire lawyers who are experienced and dedicated to you. If the evidence shows that you were injured by the fault of a party or parties who were not your employers, you have the right to seek financial compensation for each and every aspect of economic and non-economic damage that you suffered and will suffer over your lifetime.
Economic damages compensate you for things that have a monetary value, such as:
- Your uncompensated lost wages and future earning capacity
- Your uncompensated medical and rehabilitative bills
- Your future lost wages or medical expenses if your injuries continue to affect your ability to work or require continuing medical care
- Any other out of pocket expenses that you suffered
Noneconomic damages refer to items that do not have a monetary value, such as:
- Pain and suffering for all of your physical and emotional injuries
- Future pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress and anguish
- Impaired quality of life
Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case
In order to build a successful personal injury claim or lawsuit, our lawyers must show that another party was negligent and is therefore liable for your accident-related expenses. Just simply being injured is not enough to have a viable case.
Proving negligence means showing the following elements:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care.
- The liable party failed to meet this duty of care.
- This violation caused your injuries.
- You suffered physical or emotional injuries as a result.
To prove negligence, our legal team will use the evidence gathered in our investigation to build the strongest claim for you. The quality and thoroughness of our investigation sets us apart from other lawyers.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for a Free Consultation Today
New York workplace accident laws are complex, and there are time limits that impact how long you have to file a claim or lawsuit. If you fail to bring your claim within the deadline, you may be forever prevented from receiving the compensation you deserve. Don’t delay. Once you work with us, we will ensure that all filing deadlines are met.
If we agree to accept your case, you will not have to pay us any money upfront for our legal work or case expenses. We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that if we only earn a legal fee if you receive compensation. There is no risk to you.
Our goal is to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones. Call (212) 732-2929 today to learn more about how our Manhattan workplace accident lawyers can help you. We serve Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.