Workplace Accident Lawyers
For at least eight hours a day, most of us are dependent on our employers for our personal safety. Our employers’ respect and concern for our physical well-being show, whether in the form of ensuring that the workplace is free from tripping or slipping hazards, or by providing proper head protection or safe tools. Even in cases where employers have done their best to ensure worker safety, workplace accidents can happen that leave workers unable to do their jobs or even take care of themselves.
New York workplace injury lawyers offering a no-cost consultation after your accident on the job
Accidents on the job don’t just happen when workers are doing heavy labor. A workplace accident can happen to anyone. If you’ve been hurt on the job in the Hudson Valley, you may have a right to financial help through workers’ compensation benefits or a personal injury lawsuit. Find out about your rights after a workplace injury by contacting the Poughkeepsie workplace accident lawyers at Ingber & Provost for a free consultation.
Workplace accidents can happen off-site
When you’re doing your job, you’re considered to be at work, even if you aren’t working on property owned by your employer. For example, if you’re driving to pick up materials you had printed for work and are involved in an accident, your expenses related to that accident should be covered as an on-the-job injury, even though a third person caused the accident.
Common workplace accidents
The following types of accidents cause a large percentage of injuries reported by workers:
- Falling object accidents: Workers who are hit by an object falling from overhead or dropped onto someone working in a trench can suffer major injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, and crush injuries.
- Repetitive stress injuries: Many employees perform the same tasks daily, whether it’s hammering, manipulating objects on a factory line, or entering data using a computer. These workers are vulnerable to wear and tear on joints and tendons, as well as damage to nerve fibers caused by these repetitive movements.
- Defectively-manufactured equipment: Some workplace accidents are the result of failures by the tools or equipment with which workers do their jobs. For example, defective repairs could result in the mechanical failure of a delivery truck on the road, causing injuries to its driver. Alternately, a defectively-manufactured computer could catch on fire at the office, injuring workers. In these cases, an injured employee may have a claim for damages against those responsible for negligently designing, manufacturing, or repairing the equipment at issue.
Get Experienced Legal Help after a Hudson Valley Workplace Accident
After a workplace accident in New York, get help recovering the damages you’re owed by contacting the seasoned and effective Hudson Valley injured worker lawyers at Ingber & Provost for a free consultation in Poughkeepsie or Montgomery at 845-733-2720.