New York Workplace Accident Lawyer

Workplace Accident Attorneys in New York

No one leaves their home in the morning and expects to be seriously injured in a workplace accident. Whether you work in construction, sanitation, retail, or any other type of industry, you deserve a safe work environment. A workplace injury can result in serious impairments that prevent you from supporting yourself or your family in extreme cases, a workplace accident can even result in death.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a workplace accident, reach out to Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP today. A New York workplace accident lawyer can protect your rights. Our goal is to get the best possible outcome for you and your family––even if it means filing a lawsuit and taking your case to court.

We offer a free case evaluation during which you can learn more about your options for financial recovery. To get started, call (646) 692-0204 or fill out our online form.

Examples of Workplace Injuries

While a workplace accident can occur in any field, construction is the leading industry for worker fatalities, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The recent data from the administration shows that one out of every five work deaths was in the construction industry.

OSHA lists the four leading factors in construction site injuries and deaths as:

  • Falls
  • Struck by objects
  • Electrocution
  • Caught in or in-between objects

Workplace accidents result in a wide variety of injuries and impairments. Often those injuries result in chronic or permanent pain and the inability to resume normal daily activities. You may need assistive devices to help you move around, or need to take medications to reduce the amount of pain you are in. If you or a loved one suffered injuries while at work, you have the right to demand fair and just compensation for all of your injuries and the economic impact of those injuries on you and your family. 

Liability and Your Workplace Accident

In the State of New York, only in rare circumstances can you sue your employer. However, if another party is responsible for your injury, we may be able to hold them accountable.

For example, if you were injured at a construction site while working for your plumbing company, you would likely be prevented from suing your own employer. However, you may be able to sue the General Contractor, the building owner, or another subcontractor on the job. Another example is if you slipped and fell while working at a restaurant. While you would not be able to sue your restaurant, you may be able to sue the cleaning company hired by the restaurant to clean the floor.

Recoverable Damages from a Workplace Accident

Being injured while at work can result in a wide variety of damages to you and your family. If we can prove that your workplace accident and injuries were the result of the fault of another party who was not your employer, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for damages.

These damages commonly include: 

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent disability
  • Lost income
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Medical bills
  • Impaired quality of life
  • Any other out-of-pocket expenses unique to you
  • Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional injuries
  • Loss of pension benefits

Following your accident, the liable party’s insurance company may attempt to contact you and make a settlement offer in hopes of quickly resolving your case. The initial offer may appeal to you and your family. However, the offer will likely be significantly less than the true value of your damages and not account for additional expenses you may face in the future. If you accept any money from the insurance company, you may forfeit your right to pursue compensation later, should your condition worsen.

The experienced New York workplace accident lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP have been fighting for workplace accident victims since 1988. Once you retain us, we will fully investigate your claim and demand that you receive the fair and just financial compensation you deserve.

Learn more about your legal options by calling us today for a free case evaluation at (646) 692-0204.

Wrongful Death and Workplace Accidents

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, there were 5,250 fatal work injuries. Not everyone is able to survive the extent of their injuries following a workplace accident. If you lost a close loved one due to unsafe working conditions, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Beneficiaries could recover costs associated with:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Funeral, burial/cremation, and memorial expenses
  • The decedent’s end-of-life medical bills, including life support
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of household benefits and parental guidance
  • Loss of the decedent’s income

Losing a loved one in any capacity is devastating. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP we strive to provide compassionate legal representation during this most difficult time. Contact us today if you were injured or if your loved one died at the workplace. Our team will treat your family with patience and respect as we work to fight for you. Let us investigate and build your claim so you can concentrate on your healing and recovery. 

Focused on Your Recovery

    • Brain Damaged Child $50 Million

      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.

    • Wrongful Death $21.5 Million

      This accident occurred in the Bronx when our client was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Our client was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.

    • Pedestrian Injury $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.

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We serve clients throughout the New York City Metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Contact us for help today.

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