New York Dangerous Workplace Accident Lawyer
If the event of a workplace hazard, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other state laws are clear on your rights. How the unsafe conditions should be dealt with depend on how serious and immediate the danger is.
If you feel that your life is in imminent danger due to a workplace hazard, you have every right to refuse to work. For imminent danger to exist, the following must be true:
- Your employer refuses to rectify the problem
- You believe that performing a task poses a real danger of death or a serious injury
- There’s not enough time to eliminate the danger through any other way
If the Danger Is Not Imminent
If the danger is not deemed imminent, the first thing to do is ask your employer to sort out the problem. If your employer doesn’t know about the hazard, they won’t to know to deal with it promptly!
You must remember to document your request, either in writing or jotting down notes of the date you made the request, who you spoke to, and what was said. If you are hesitant to go to your employer, complain to OSHA or a similar state agency.
If your employer fails to act or takes action against you for complaining, take your complaint to OSHA.
Both state and federal law prohibit the employer from retaliating against you if:
- You refuse to work
- You complain about a health and safety violation
- You assert your rights under these laws
Did Unsafe Workplace Equipment Cause Your Injury
If you believe that dangerous tools or equipment, unsafe workplace issues, or maintenance failure were what caused your serious work accident, our legal team at Dansker & Aspromonte are here to help.
We work tirelessly to evaluate and pursue claims against subcontractors, product manufacturers, and anyone else whose negligence caused your injuries.
If you have been injured in an unsafe workplace accident or tragically lost a love one, contact our expert legal team for a free consultation.
We have a Winning Record of Success at Trial in New York City
Our dedicated trial attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte will not and cannot be intimidated by the complexity of any opponent or case in litigation. We have a highly favorable track record of success in cases that involve:
- Injuries to police officers, firefighters, and all types of public servants
- Explosions, fires, and toxic exposure on work sites
- Falls from scaffolding and other construction accidents
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We have access to a broad range of experts in industrial safety, accident reconstruction, and other areas of knowledge that could prove critical to your unsafe workplace accidents. With 35 years of personal injury experience, our team will take your situation seriously and consider every possible angle that could help you get the compensation you justly deserve, whether that’s fighting for a settlement or bringing a lawsuit against the provider or maker of dangerous workplace products.
Brain Damage $50 Million
Christian, a four-year-old boy, was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.
Serious Injuries $31 Million
A 35-year-old New York City Police officer was a passenger in a police car going to an emergency call. After a collision, Ms. A. was rendered unconscious and was admitted to Jacobi Hospital with head and limb injuries.
Work Injury $21.5 Million
This accident occurred in the Bronx when Rafael C. was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Rafael was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.
Serious Injuries $10.3 Million
A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.
Burn Injuries $8 Million
Dansker & Aspromonte represented 60 tenants in the infamous Schomburg Plaza fire. A fire started in a jammed compactor chute on the 20th floor of the high-rise apartment building.
Head Injury $7.8 Million
This female accountant was walking after work in Battery Park on the pedestrian promenade when she was suddenly struck by a speeding police motor scooter.
Serious Injuries $6.6 Million
This case involved a 6-year-old girl who was in a minivan that was struck by an ambulance in a multi-car collision on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island, New York.
Serious Injuries $6.25 Million
A 26-year-old bicycle deliveryman was struck by a speeding Dollar Rent-A-Car van on a busy intersection, causing multiple fractures in his neck, back, arm and leg, as well as mild brain damage.
Handle Your Case With Confidence Work With Dansker & Aspromonte Today
Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for help today. We serve clients throughout the New York City Metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.