If you are injured in New York at your
workplace, you have the right to seek compensation. Don't hesitate to contact
a lawyer right away if your want to learn more about these rights. You
can report your injury without fear of retaliation from your employer,
because you are protected by statutes created by both the federal and
state governments. These are some of the most common workplace injuries
that individuals encounter:
Musculoskeletal injuries affect about 37% of all workers. These injuries affect the
back, neck, shoulders, or limbs of the victim. There are many ways that musculoskeletal
injuries can occur, but in the workplace they are normally a result of
overexertion or of lifting heavy objects. Interestingly enough, those
that work at desk jobs can also suffer musculoskeletal injuries from typing
continuously, and from other job-related tasks.
Repetitive motion injuries also affect many workers in the U.S. The
repetitive motion typically results in a musculoskeletal injury, meaning that the above
topic and this one are related. Sometimes repetitive motion injuries can
lead to permanent injuries such as carpal tunnel. Those that type continuously
may suffer this ailment, or those that are working in a factory and doing
the same motion over and over again can also suffer a repetitive motion injury.
Motor vehicle accidents can also happen on-the-job. Many people drive for a living and accidents
that occur while they are on-the-clock can be the workplace's liability.
If you are injured in a
motor vehicle accident during work hours while doing a work job, then it is highly recommended
that you report this injury.
Slip and fall injuries are possible whether you work in a posh office or at a chaotic warehouse. If you
slip and fall, suffering significant injuries, then you need an attorney at the firm
to assist you in your case. You need to report your injuries right away
and explain what happened. Workers' compensation is a no-fault system,
which means that even if you were primarily at fault for the slip and
fall incident, you may still be able to seek compensation.
Injury by machinery or an object is another common incident which results in serious injuries. Employees
should report any
dangerous equipment, machinery or objects to their employers and seek compensation for any
If you have been harmed by one of the above injuries, don't hesitate
to get Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman involved.
Call this New York worker's compensation firm today to learn more!