While working in the NYC sanitation industry can at times be a messy job, to the average NYC resident, it doesn’t appear to be such a dangerous job. However, NYC Sanitation Worker Injuries Attorneys know that sanitation workers often have to work in many types of unsafe environments, and accidents occur often. Everything from avoiding other traffic on New York City streets to working with hazardous materials to handing large equipment and machinery can pose a risk to NYC sanitation workers.
If you or a loved one has been injured while working in sanitation, you may entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and future medical expenses if required. Sanitation companies are required to follow specific safety instructions and guidelines to ensure the highest possible amount of safety for their workers, as well as New York City residents. If workers or the company was negligent in ensuring proper safety, then they can be held liable for your accident and required to compensate you for your injuries.
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Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury due to unsafe equipment or an unsafe work environment, or if you are just a Manhattan resident that was injured when involved in an accident with a NYC sanitation vehicle, it is advisable that you contact a NYC work injury lawyer as soon as possible, in order to ensure that an investigation can be conducted while details are still fresh. Your attorney will fight on your behalf to ensure that you receive a fair settlement and the compensation you deserve.