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Machinery Accidents Lawyer in Long Island, NY

Our machinery accidents lawyer in Long Island, NY, can help you and your family if you were injured while on the job. We would confront the liable party on your behalf and pursue a proper settlement or jury award for your recovery. Whether you file for workers’ compensation benefits, a third-party personal injury lawsuit, or both, our law firm has you covered as we handle both types of cases.

Machinery accidents can have dire consequences. We work hard to help those who have experienced them so that they can get fair compensation without adding more stress to an already difficult situation. Call Shulman & Hill at (555) 555-5555 to get started as soon as possible. We can review your case with you during a free case consultation.

What Our Machinery Accident Lawyer in Long Island Can Do for You

It is natural to want to know how your case may go before you file for workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit. Our full-service law firm can handle both, giving you the benefit of working with only one firm for your legal needs. We can shed light on the process by:

  • Providing a free, no-obligation case review and explaining your rights before you even hire us
  • Keeping you updated frequently throughout your case once you do hire us
  • Responding promptly to your calls or requests for information

Every case is personal to us, so we provide personalized service to every client. A Long Island, NY machinery accident lawyer from Shulman & Hill can help with the following:

  • Collect evidence from you, your employer, the liable party, and others to build a strong case
  • Interpret the evidence to determine who is liable for the accident
  • Assess your damages and apply for the appropriate monetary amount of workers’ compensation benefits
  • Contact the liable party or parties and negotiate a fair settlement
  • Manage all communications with other parties via email, phone, text, fax, or mail

If you are looking for a machinery accident lawyer near you in Long Island, our team is eager to help. Shulman & Hill understands that this is a difficult time for you and your family. We want to make it easier for you to pursue compensation—whether through workers’ compensation, a third-party lawsuit, or both—without putting undue strain on your emotional health or finances.

What to Do After a Machinery Accident Occurs on the Job

After a workplace accident results in an injury, seek medical attention right away. This could mean calling an ambulance for a serious injury or seeing your employer’s workers’ compensation doctor or your own doctor.

Once you have received an official diagnosis and are no longer in physical danger, you should start thinking about how to approach your personal injury case. You may have two options:

File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Most employers on Long Island are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance provides support to employees who suffer injuries on the job.

Per the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), you must prove your injury is work-related to get benefits. If your employer asserts that your injury is not work-related, your case could run longer.

We can help you collect evidence that proves your case and that you can apply for benefits.

File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

While workers’ compensation eases the financial burden many workers suffer after a work-related injury, it will not cover every loss associated with your injury. To receive pain and suffering and other types of damages, you may file a lawsuit if a third party is responsible for your injuries.

However, there are circumstances that could involve a longer or shorter deadline. Our machinery accident lawyer handling your case can discuss this in detail with you during your free case consultation.

Shulman & Hill would be happy to manage your entire case from start to finish. You do not have to spend long hours studying the law or dealing with insurance companies to pursue the money you deserve.

Recovering Compensation for a Long Island, NY, Machinery Accident

After a workplace accident, you could get financial relief by filing for workers’ compensation or by filing a personal injury lawsuit. While workers’ compensation limits the types of injuries you can seek money for (usually to medical expenses and loss of wages), lawsuits have no such limits. You could sue for a much wider range of losses, including:

  • Pain and suffering: The physical pain of the injury and any psychological trauma inflicted by the accident or the injury can qualify you for pain and suffering damages.
  • Lost income: Many workplace injuries require workers to stay home and recuperate. This deprives them of the income they and their families need to make ends meet.
  • Loss of future income: If your injury leads to a permanent disability, you may not work again, or you may have to drastically reduce the time you spend working.
  • Medical expenses: Some machinery accidents are minor and require only one or two doctor’s visits. Others are so severe that you will need long-term or lifelong care. Either way, a lawsuit can help you cover your medical bills.

Our team can review and investigate your case carefully to figure out how much you could receive. For example, in the past, we have recovered:

  • $350,000 after a machine malfunctioned and injured a construction worker
  • $485,000 after a construction worker lost two fingers while using a circular saw
  • $1 million for a worker injured by a grinder that the employer failed to equip with proper safety features

Case results vary, so award amounts vary as well. With our help, you can be confident that you are asking for the correct amount of compensation and have left nothing on the table. We will seek the appropriate award for your case.

What Machinery Accidents Are and How They Happen

Machinery accidents include any accident in which a piece of equipment you are using malfunctions, is used improperly, or otherwise causes an injury. This could include:

  • Construction equipment, like power tools or motor vehicles
  • Farming equipment, including threshers or tractors
  • Manufacturing equipment, like conveyor belts

Such machinery can be very dangerous and, in some cases, fatal when used incorrectly. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tracks how many workers were severely injured or killed throughout the U.S. Their Long Island office in Westbury reports that between 2020 and 2022, the following incidents involving heavy machinery occurred:

  • A worker lost a fingertip after an accident with a machine gear.
  • A worker died after getting caught in irrigation equipment.
  • A worker died after falling off a forklift.
  • A worker lost four fingers after an accident with a brake press.
  • A worker died after an excavator bucket hit them.

OSHA also enforces regulations and standards regarding all workplace equipment use. Any failure to comply with these standards could increase the risk of injury.

A Long Island machinery accident attorney from Shulman & Hill can help you recover compensation for your injury, no matter what type of equipment your accident involves.

Who Do Machinery Accidents Happen To?

Table 2 of data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that, as of 2020, those most likely to sustain a workplace injury were:

  • Education and healthcare workers
  • Trade, transportation, and utility workers
  • State government workers

Each industry makes different demands on its workers. If your job requires you to operate or spend a lot of time around heavy equipment, you could be at risk of a machinery accident.

Who Causes Machinery Accidents on Worksites on Long Island?

Establishing who caused your machinery accident allows a lawyer from Shulman & Hill to determine who you can sue for compensation in Long Island, NY. For example, we could pursue compensation from:

  • The property owner: Whoever owns the land or building where you work is responsible for its upkeep. If they allow faulty or dangerous equipment on the premises, they could be liable for any accidents that occur.
  • A materials supplier: Sometimes, it is the materials you are given to work with rather than the machinery itself that can cause an incident. Faulty materials are generally the supplier or manufacturer’s responsibility.
  • A parts manufacturer: If even one small machine part fails to operate, the entire machine could malfunction with terrible consequences. The company that manufactured that part could be a liable party in your lawsuit.
  • A general contractor or subcontractor: A contractor who supplies faulty equipment and machinery to his employees to do their job is responsible for any resulting injuries when that equipment fails.

Our Attorneys Can Help After a Long Island, NY, Machinery Accident

Shulman & Hill has recovered over $250 million for our clients in Long Island, NY, and throughout the region. Now we want to go to work for you.

Call our office at (555) 555-5555 for a free consultation. Our team members are standing by to tell you more about the services our machinery accident lawyers can provide.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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