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New York Machinery Accident Lawyer

While most jobs can potentially be dangerous, there are several lines of work that possess a higher risk of injury. Any jobs that take place at a construction site or warehouse can be particularly hazardous. If your job involves working with heavy machinery or equipment, you must be extra cautious.

Heavy machinery has the potential to cause a major accident. Even if you are careful when working with such machinery, there is still a chance of injury. If this does occur and you are hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. To learn more about your options, contact a dedicated New York machinery accidents lawyer at Shulman & Hill for a free legal consultation.

Common New York Machinery Accidents

New York machinery accidents can take a variety of forms. Common examples include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Accidents involving vehicles
  • Accidents involving falling objects
  • Workers getting caught between machinery
  • Workers getting limbs, hair, or clothes entangled in machinery
  • Machinery overturning when workers are nearby or are operating equipment

New York machinery injuries may not always be acute and caused by a sudden accident. The machinery you work with can also cause chronic injuries that occur over a long period of time. Chronic injuries can include muscle strains caused by performing the same repetitive motions on a daily basis.

Causes of Machinery Accidents

In states like New York, there a lot of potential causes for a machinery accident, even if you strictly follow safety rules. Some of them include:

  • Failure to maintain machinery
  • Failure to enforce safety policies
  • Failure to communicate essential safety recommendations
  • Failure to provide safety equipment and gear
  • Insufficient training

The likelihood of sustaining a serious injury if you are involved in a New York machinery accident can be relatively high. Researchers have found that construction workers specifically are three to four times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident at work.

The Consequences of Machinery Accidents in New York

Workers who survive New York machinery accidents are often left with injuries that can have a substantial impact on their lives for years to come. If you are hurt in an accident, there is a good chance your injuries will require ongoing medical treatment and potentially even hospitalization or surgery. If your injuries are severe enough, they may also prevent you from performing work-related tasks, either temporarily or permanently. The inability to work prevents you from earning a paycheck, which only adds to your financial burdens.

You most likely are eligible to be compensated for such losses. Coordinate with a skilled law firm in New York to optimize your chances of securing the compensation you may be entitled to. Our machinery accident attorneys at Shulman & Hill can help review the full extent of your losses and help you pursue compensation for them.

Seeking Compensation After a New York Machinery Accident

You can pursue compensation for your losses after a New York machinery accident by first filing a workers’ compensation claim. If the claim is valid, such losses as medical bills and lost wages may be recovered.

If a property owner, general contractor, or subcontractor’s actions may have contributed to your accident, you may also be eligible to recover additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Filing a claim does not guarantee you will immediately secure the compensation that you are likely entitled to. To make sure your rights are protected, consult a machinery accident law firm in New York.

Hiring an attorney to represent you is important for the following reasons:

Proving Your Claim is Valid

A workers’ compensation insurer may argue your injuries are not truly work-related and they are not responsible for compensating you. Our New York machinery accidents lawyers will investigate your accident to find proof that it meets the necessary criteria.

An investigation into your accident will also help determine if negligence contributed to your accident. For example, you may have been harmed in a New York machinery accident because a contractor or property owner failed to follow necessary safety measures. If so, they could potentially be held responsible for providing additional compensation for your injury-related losses.

An insurance company may attempt to convince you to accept less than you truly deserve, or argue that you are asking for more compensation than is appropriate given the nature, extent, and severity of your injuries and losses. With a qualified attorney’s help, they will know how to negotiate effectively on your behalf.

At Shulman & Hill, we know how to present sufficient evidence to prove the amount of compensation you are seeking is justified. If an insurance company is stubborn and will not reach a fair settlement, we are prepared to go to trial to pursue damages.

The aftermath of a machinery accident can be complex. With an attorney handling the negotiations and paperwork, you will be able to focus fully on your recovery.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Many machine accident law firms in New York claim they can offer the aggressive representation you need. At Shulman & Hill, we have the experience and past results to prove it.

The legal team at Shulman & Hill has compassion for each client and takes a personalized approach to every case. We help you focus on regaining your health while we take care of the daily tasks and paperwork your situation may require. To discuss your case or learn more about our New York law firm, call us today at (555) 555-5555 or schedule a free legal consultation online.


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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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