Sanitation

New York Sanitation Accident Lawyer

Our highly experience team of attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte have won millions of dollars for our clients who have been injured in sanitation accidents.


For a free legal consultation with a sanitation accidents lawyer serving New York, call (646) 692-0204.


Sanitation Accidents Can Be Dangerous

Many people don’t realize how dangerous sanitation equipment can be to vehicle drivers and pedestrians, and even the sanitation employees.

Employees at the Department of Sanitation New York (DSNY) provide an essential service that protects our health and welfare, but they also do a dangerous job which can result in:

  • Crush injury by hopper
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Trip and fall during their route
  • Trip and fall in garage
  • Slip and fall in garage
  • Defective trucks
  • Fall off truck
  • Broken steps
  • Failure to repair downed vehicle timeously
  • Defects on garage floors that cause injuries
  • Exposure to hazardous material
  • Being struck by civilian vehicles
  • Leaks in garages that result in slip hazards
  • Being run over by their own truck

If you are a New York Sanitation Police Office, Superintendent, Supervisor, or Worker that has been injured on the job, you should contact one of our lawyers who will fight for the compensation you deserve.

As a NYC Sanitation employee, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against anyone that may have caused your injury, and that includes the City of New York. However, you need to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the date of your accident with the NYC Comptroller. We can help you with the procedure.

Protect Your Financial Future

It is essential that you protect your financial future if you have been injured, especially your pension. That means you need to take action immediately.

You may also be eligible for an ordinary disability from NYCERS or an accident disability pension. There are a couple of different kinds of pensions, so we will help you to understand the rules and regulations regarding filing deadlines as early on as possible. Depending on your case, you could be eligible for a ¾ accident disability pension which is tax-free.

If you work in the uniformed division of NYC Sanitation, and have been injured at work and find that the City of New York is responsible for your injures, you may be able to take action against the City and still keep your job.

NYC imposes strict statues of limitations which need to be followed. That’s why you need an experienced legal expert on your side.


Call or text (646) 692-0204 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form.


Our team at Dansker & Aspromonte can help protect your case by collecting vital information including witness information and any information of defective conditions or accident scenes.

We are committed to representing our city’s valued sanitation workers who have been injured in the line of duty. No matter what kind of injury you have suffered, you could be eligible for compensation. Our team have helped many people in your situation gain the much-needed funds that help to ease the burden of the injury.

If you have been injured in an accident, or even improperly compensated or cared for by New York City’s sanitation department, we can help you. Call us for a free consultation today.

Focused on Your Recovery

    • Brain Damaged Child $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.

    • Car Accident $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.

    • Sanitation Worker Truck 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.

    • Woman Struck By Truck $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.

    • Smoke Inhalation $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.

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