The average American adult spends one-third of their life working, possibly more in an intense job-driven city like New York City. While you have the right to safe and fair working conditions, an on-the-job injury is not out of the question and not always a sign of clumsiness or inattention. According to OSHA(Occupational Safety and Health Administration), an injury or illness is considered work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing injury or illness. Workplace injuries do not discriminate as all industries carry a certain level of risk for injuries.
What can lead to a workplace injury?
Work injuries include car and truck accidents while on-the-job, construction accidents, workplace violence, physical dangers due to negligent security, exposure to toxic chemicals, slip-and-falls, overextension (injuries from lifting, pushing, sliding, gripping, carrying, throwing), repetitive motion injuries (from hammering, scanning items, or carpal tunnel syndrome from typing), and defective machinery to name a few.
Can Singh & Rani LLP help me navigate Workers’ Compensation?
NewYork State requires employers to carry workers’ compensation for all employees, including part-time workers. Volunteers at for-profit companies and family members working for companies, too, may be eligible for workers’ compensation.This notice of coverage must be posted at the workplace where it is easily accessible and visible. It’s important to note workers’ compensation is not a lawsuit and does not establish fault. In New York, employees have typically two years to file a claim. Workers’Compensation can only get you so much financial compensation; the knowledge and experience of a workplace injury lawyer can take your case to the next level.At Singh & Rani LLP, we will thoroughly explore additional legal options that may lead to higher financial settlements. We side with workers and are passionate advocates of the injured. We will navigate the process tirelessly and fearlessly for you to get you the maximum compensation deserved.
If I’m not covered by Workers’Compensation, do I have other legal options?
For independent contractors, if you are injured at a worksite or while carrying outwork for a company, you might be able to pursue compensation for your injury and losses. A work injury lawyer is ready to assist you at Singh & Rani LLP, where our collective experience of over 20 years encompasses a skill set and trustworthiness you can rely on. Fill out our no-risk consultation form or give us a call to discuss your options.