Brooklyn Workplace Accident Lawyer
If you have suffered an injury in a Brooklyn workplace accident, your best chance of recovering fair compensation is to hire a qualified and experienced attorney as soon as possible. Without a Brooklyn workplace accident lawyer by your side, evidence can be lost and it can be difficult to protect your rights.
Before you make any statements or sign any documents, talk to Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. about your case. We’ve been helping people just like you for more than 40 years, and we want to help you. Our consultation is free, and we are only paid if we recover money for you. Call our New York City law offices today to schedule your free case evaluation.
How Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Can Help After a Brooklyn Workplace Accident
Workers’ compensation or personal injury claims involving workplace accidents can be complex and challenging to litigate.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we are not afraid to take on many difficult cases that other attorneys turn down.
Our law firm has the resources to invest in experts and investigators – so that we can obtain evidence and attempts to cover-up responsibility.
We offer a free consultation to answer your questions and explain your legal options. If our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers represent you, we will not charge any legal fees unless we recover money for you.
For more than 40 years, we have been representing individuals in personal injury and workers’ compensation claims in New York. We have been recognized by our clients and peers as experts in our field, and receive many referrals from both former clients and other attorneys.
We can help recover compensation in many different kinds of Brooklyn workplace accident scenarios:
- Brooklyn car accidents involving company-owned or operated vehicles.
- A subcontractor failed to clean up an area, leaving hazards that caused foreseeable injury to others on the premises.
- A third party improperly set up scaffolding that collapsed, causing serious injury to workers or others.
- A slip and fall accident at a workplace (office, restaurant, etc.) causes broken bones or head trauma
- A fall from a ladder, roof, platform, or stairs causes serious injury or wrongful death.
- Rolling, swinging, falling, or flying objects causing blunt-force trauma injuries or head injuries.
- Electrocution accidents from faulty electrical outlets or working around power lines causes nervous system damage.
Many Brooklyn workplace accidents occur because a landowner, employer, contractor, or contractor jeopardized everyone’s safety to save money, leading to accidents. Properly training employees and providing appropriate protective equipment can prevent many injuries.
No matter how your accident occurred, we will evaluate every possible avenue of liability and means of recovering compensation. Many people are unsure what to do following an accident, so they take a “wait and see” approach to evaluating a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim. However, delays in seeking treatment and pursuing a claim can ultimately mean you recover far less money than you are entitled to. Contact a Brooklyn workplace injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your injury case.
Because all civil claims in New York state are subject to a statute of limitations, your time to file a claim is limited. Companies, especially large corporations, have procedures, policies, and legal counsel established to minimize their liability in an accident. It is very common for parties responsible for an accident to point the blame on someone else, or even you, the victim. When this happens, we can defend your rights.
Common Types of Workplace Accident Injuries in Brooklyn
Injuries in a workplace accident can range from minor or moderate to severe and life-threatening, depending on many factors including the age and overall pre-accident health of the victim, the type of accident, and the location of the injury.
Common Brooklyn workplace accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Dislocated shoulders
- Bruises and contusions
- FOOSH injuries (FOOSH =fallen onto an outstretched hand)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Amputation injuries
- Hearing loss injuries
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
Slip and fall accidents or trip and fall accidents can result from wet or slippery floors, cluttered floors, loose floor components, poor lighting, and gaps or cracks in sidewalks or walkways.
How Can I Recover Compensation After a Workplace Accident in Brooklyn, New York?
In New York, you can seek compensation from any and all parties whose negligence contributed to your injuries or loved one’s wrongful death. For example, you may sue the manufacturer for defective or unsafe equipment if a malfunction of the equipment caused you to become injured.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Brooklyn
In New York, workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory for all employers, with very few exceptions.
Whether you suffered a minor injury or a life-threatening injury in an accident at work, you have the right to compensation for your injuries and losses.
Too many hard-working Brooklyn employees are denied benefits for their injuries.
Your claim may be denied if your injury was not reported to your employer within 30 days from the date of the accident, or if your employer disputes that your injury was either preexisting or did not occur at your place of work.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
If your employer has a workers’ compensation insurance company, you cannot sue them for negligence. However, if a third party caused your injury, you can bring a personal injury claim against them.
For example, if your job is to check products at retail stores around Brooklyn, and you are injured in a slip and fall accident at a mall, you may have a claim against the owner of the property. In another scenario, if a defectively manufactured nailgun caused your injuries, the manufacturer may be liable.
The aftermath of an accident is overwhelming and unfamiliar. Many people do not know what to do, or do not know what to do first. There are three things that need to be done immediately: (1) you need to get medical care; (2) you need to report the accident; and (3) you need to speak with a lawyer.
Major Industries in Brooklyn and New York
There are countless scenarios and industries in which workers can be injured. Brooklyn has a large corporate presence with companies like Salesforce, LinkedIn, Etsy, and Zillow having locations in the area.
The NYC Department of Labor has identified ten industries classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS – pronounced “NAKES” as significant:
- General Contractors and Specialty Trade Contractors (NAICS Industry 238): This includes electricians, plumbers, pipe fitters, construction laborers, carpenters, elevator installers, painters, construction, and maintenance workers.
- Nonstore Retailers (NAICS Industry 454): This includes shipping and receiving clerks, office clerks, packers and packagers, order clerks, software developers, and other laborers.
- Other Information Services Industry (NAICS Industry 519): This includes software developers, librarians, editors, office clerks, customer service representatives, advertising sales agents, and web developers.
- Securities, Commodity Contracts And Other Financial Investments (NAICS Industry 523): This includes Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents, financial analysts, financial managers, accountants and auditors, software developers, and brokerage clerks.
- Professional, Scientific And Technical Services (NAICS Industry 541): This includes lawyers, accountants, auditors, market research analysts, management analysis, sales representatives, computer systems analysts, software developers, paralegals, legal assistants, and office clerks.
- Administrative And Support Services (NAICS Industry 561): This includes security guards, janitors, cleaners, secretaries, administrative assistants, waiters, waitresses, customer service representatives, sales representatives, and executive secretaries.
- Educational Services (NAICS Industry 611): This includes teachers, teacher assistants, school office clerks, education administrators, guidance counselors, and vocational counselors.
- Ambulatory Health Care Services (NAICS Industry 621): This includes home health aides, personal care aides, receptionists, information clerks, medical assistants, dental assistants, physicians, surgeons, administrative support workers, and medical billing clerks.
- Social Assistance (NAICS Industry 624): This includes home health aides, personal care aides, teacher assistants, child, family and school social workers, preschool teachers, childcare workers, recreation workers secretaries, and administrative assistants.
- Food Services And Drinking Places (NAICS Industry 722): This includes waiters and waitresses, food preparation workers, fast food workers, cooks, bartenders, dishwashers, cashiers, food concession workers, and coffee shop workers.
There are many industries in Brooklyn beyond the “significant” industries. No matter what your work environment looks like, if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may have legal rights to compensation. Many people do not contact a lawyer right away – do not make this mistake.
How Our Brooklyn Workplace Injuries Lawyer Can Help You
Thousands of people are injured or killed in accidents at work every year in the United States, or due to occupational diseases resulting from hazardous working conditions. Injuries can happen on any job site, from offices to warehouses to construction sites.
An accident at work can affect your ability to work either temporarily or permanently. Along with the loss of income from being unable to work, you may be hit doubly hard by significant medical bills. The financial losses from lost income and medical bills add up very quickly. Many people believe that a workers’ compensation claim is their only avenue of compensation. This is sometimes true, but you may be entitled to compensation in a third-party negligence claim.
Talking to a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer as soon as possible is critical. Of course, it is also critical that you receive medical care immediately. As soon as your immediate medical needs have been taken care of, contact Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. to see how we may be able to help you.