Workers in factories and production facilities face some of the most dangerous working conditions in the United States. A simple mistake by a co-worker, or an improperly maintained machine or piece of assembly line equipment can result in an accident that can cause a life-changing injury.
Workers in New York are typically covered by New York workers' compensation insurance. If you file for workers' comp, you will receive benefits for medical treatment and cash payments for a percentage of your lost earnings. In most cases, however, workers' compensation benefits will not cover you for the full extent of financial damages, particularly if your injuries prevent you from returning to work.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we protect the rights of injured workers in New York City and surrounding metro area. We are not a workers' compensation law firm. We represent workers who are seeking full and fair money damages from the negligent "third party" who was responsible for causing your injuries.
What Is a Third-Party Lawsuit?
New York law allows injured workers to seek compensation from all negligent parties whose negligence caused the workplace accident. These third parties can include the property owner, the manufacturer of a defective or unsafe equipment, and even a subcontractor who acted negligently for improperly installing or maintaining a piece of industrial equipment. Damages in third-party lawsuits typically cover the full extent of financial losses an injured worker will face over a lifetime, including money for pain and suffering, which workers' compensation cannot.
- Packaging or production equipment accidents
- Industrial furnace explosion or fire
- Electrical shock injuries
- Conveyor line accidents
- Forklift, hoist or crane accidents
- Injuries from overhead equipment, falling materials and products
- Falls from heights, Labor Statute 240 and Statute 241 injuries
- Injuries from overhead doors, loading dock injuries
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
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From offices on Wall Street, Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum represents clients in litigation matters throughout the New York City metro area and the state. Contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced New York industrial accident lawyer today.