When a workplace accident occurs in New York, the accident will likely be investigated. This investigation will help to determine why the accident occurred and how similar accidents can be prevented in the future. In some cases, people will learn that employee error caused the accident. Sometimes, a momentary lapse in judgment, a mistake or carelessness will cause an injury. But, in many cases, an employer will be responsible for the accident.
Under New York and federal laws, New York businesses must uphold certain safety regulations. These regulations can require businesses to train employees, to provide safety equipment or to maintain their premises a certain way. Whatever the requirements are, without following these safety rules, workers are placed in harm’s way.
Our New York law firm understands the risk that workers face when their employers fail to maintain proper safety standards. We also know that workers can following workplace accidents that cause injuries. In particular, workers often have the right to workers’ compensation. This compensation can pay for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages caused by the workplace injury.
Our firm works tirelessly to ensure that injured workers get the compensation they may deserve. In many cases, it is not just a matter of filling out paperwork, but this process requires that notice be given, investigation and medical tests be undertaken and more. We can help walk workers through this challenging legal process. With the right information, we know that workers can put themselves at ease and focus on their physical recover as we worry about the legal process.
To learn more about your rights to workers’ compensation following a workplace accident, please see our website.