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Workplace Accidents in New York

Workplace injuries, illnesses and occupational diseases can happen at any work site. From office blocks to construction sites. These injuries might leave you traumatized and dealing with hefty medical bills for months or years.

We go to work to earn a living, but when that results in suffering, you deserve financial compensation to help you get by. 

You Deserve Compensation.

If you’ve been injured at work or developed health complications as a result of your job, you should speak to an experienced New York workplace accident lawyer. 

Our experienced New York Workplace Accident attorneys will help  you through the process of filing for compensation for your work injury. .

What Workplace Accidents Do We Handle?

  • Back, spine, and neck injuries 
  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Closed head injuries 
  • Repetitive stress injuries 
  • Loss of limbs
  • Vision loss 
  • Hearing loss 
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Broken bones 
  • Penetrating head injuries
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

Determining Liability for a Workplace Accident

The New York workers compensation system is a no-fault system, which means you deserve compensation for your work-related injuries no matter who was at fault. You ought to be able to access this through your employers’ workers compensation insurance. 

 If you are partly to blame for workplace injury caused by a third party, using New York’s pure comparative negligence law, you can recover partial damages in a personal injury lawsuit against a third party. These personal injury lawsuits give you the opportunity to recover both your economic and non-economic losses.

The process of establishing liability is not always straightforward as employers and their insurance aren’t always willing to offer compensation. 

Some situations are difficult and are also difficult to establish if the injury is worked related. These could look like

  • Accidents that occur during lunch breaks at work
  • Accidents that occur while travelling for work 
  • Accidents that occur during company events
  • Accidents that occur as a result of a worker’s misconduct 
  • Conditions whose symptoms are worsened as a result of performing work-related tasks.

Steps to Take After a Workplace Accident


Employees are required by New York laws to inform their employer of any injuries within 30 days of occurrence. Their employer cannot be held liable after this time period. The law requires that the employer gets you medical attention promptly. 


It is important that you see a doctor as soon as possible and have them document the extent of your injuries. Delaying seeking medical attention may result in worse complications in the long run. 


A New York workplace accident attorney will review your case and nail down the negligent party to be held liable for your injuries. They will build a case and gather necessary evidence to support it. 


Most employers in New York have workers compensation insurance, and even if a third party is found to be at fault for your work injuries, you should be able to get this compensation.


In the case where your injuries at work have been caused by a third party, you can print a personal injury lawsuit against them, in accordance with the statute of limitations.


Take as many detailed notes as you can about your injury. Take photos of the scene as well. The more details you have when filing a claim, the better for you.

How Long Do You Have to File a Workplace Accident Claim?

If you were injured at work in New York, you have to notify your employer within a certain period, and then file a workplace accident lawsuit within the stipulated timelines. Once this period expires, you won't be able to file a claim for compensation. Speak to an attorney as soon as possible so that they can advise on the correct timelines.

What Type of Compensation Can I Recover?

There are certain types of damages that you can try to get compensation for in a workplace accident case. These include:

  • Reasonable and necessary medical expenses
  • Wage replacement benefits
  • Disability compensation

However, workers’ comp doesn’t offer injured workers any compensation for their non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, anxiety and depression, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium

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