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 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.
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:
- Struck by objects
- 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 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.
Since 1988, we have provided legal representation for accident victims injured due to negligence. In one successful case, we represented a claimant who suffered injuries after falling from a ladder on the job. The injured party experienced serious impairments, including facial fractures. The result of their case was a verdict for more than $2 million.
Every case is different, and your outcome rests on the unique facts and circumstances of your accident and injuries. If you or a loved one’s day at work turned tragic, a New York workplace accident lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte may be able to help you.
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 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.
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.
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