Long Island City Machinery Accidents Lawyer

Many of the jobs in Long Island City involve working with heavy or potentially dangerous machinery. Those employed in these fields must exercise caution to prevent themselves or others from being injured.

However, even if you are careful, you may one day be involved in a Long Island City machinery accident. If you are unsure of what to do next, you should contact a Long Island City machinery accidents lawyer. Depending on the circumstances, there is a strong chance you can file a claim to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and certain other losses associated with your accident.

Our Long Island City machinery accident attorneys at Shulman & Hill can review your case to determine how to proceed. If we find you have reason to seek compensation, we can assist in the process of filing a claim and negotiating with the insurance companies. Our help can optimize your chances of recovering a fair settlement or verdict.

Long Island City Machinery Accidents: What You Need to Know

The importance of exercising caution when operating dangerous machinery at work cannot be overstated. According to research, machinery accidents account for approximately 13 percent of annual workplace fatalities in the U.S.

The potential causes of Long Island City machinery accidents include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Defective or poorly maintained equipment
  • Failure to provide employees with necessary safety gear
  • Failure to properly train employees
  • Failure to communicate safety procedures
  • General carelessness when operating machinery

Common Types of Long Island City Machinery Accidents

The types of Long Island City machinery accidents a worker may be involved in are as varied as the potential causes of these accidents. Examples include:

  • Workers being caught between vehicles or machinery
  • Workers being struck by machinery
  • Workers falling when climbing into or out of heavy machinery
  • Accidents resulting from electrical defects
  • Heavy machinery pinning workers down
  • Employees’ clothing being caught in machinery
  • Improperly loaded cargo falling off machinery and striking workers
  • Machinery overturning when workers are operating it

You could sustain numerous injuries if you are ever involved in an accident. Examples include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Spinal cord injuries (which may result in paralysis)
  • Head trauma (which could have long-lasting impacts on cognition and/or emotional regulation)
  • Loss of limbs
  • Laceration
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement

The Aftermath of a Long Island City Machinery Accident

If you are involved in an accident involving heavy or otherwise dangerous machinery and your injuries are not severe enough to require immediate transfer to a hospital, you should report the incident to your supervisor right away. Next, get the names of any witnesses and take pictures of the scene if it is safe to do so.

Then, seek medical attention. This is critical even if you do not think you are injured. Sometimes injury symptoms do not present themselves until hours, days, or even weeks after an accident. Visiting a doctor or other medical professional can help to create a paper trail that can be useful in your case.

If you are injured in any way during a Long Island City machinery accident, you will probably require some degree of medical treatment. On top of struggling to pay medical bills for which you were likely not prepared, you might also be unable to earn a paycheck if your injuries are significant enough to keep you home from work. However, you may have options to seek compensation for such losses. You should connect with our machinery accidents law firm near Long Island City to learn more.

How Our Long Island City Machinery Accidents Law Firm Can Help You

It is recommended that you enlist the help of a qualified Long Island City machinery accidents attorney. If you believe you may be entitled to compensation, we can help you in the following ways.

Proving You Have a Right to Compensation

Most Long Island City machinery accidents are work-related. If you are involved in one, New York law permits you to seek compensation for your losses through a workers’ compensation claim. The majority of New York businesses have workers’ compensation insurance for this reason.

Be aware that some insurance companies do not have the long-term health and well-being of claimants in mind. In fact, they may try to avoid compensating you by arguing that your accident was not genuinely related to your work. They may even argue an accident resulted from you deliberately hurting yourself, perhaps in hopes of a payout.

Even if an insurer denies your claim, one of our Long Island City workers’ compensation attorneys can help you fight it. We can conduct an investigation that may yield evidence showing why your injury is work-related and qualifies for workers’ compensation benefits. If necessary, we can take your case to trial where a judge will determine if you are eligible for benefits.

Negotiating

In some cases, you may be eligible to recover additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. You can only do this if a third party’s negligence contributed to your accident. Examples of potentially negligent third parties are property owners, general contractors, and subcontractors.

Our Long Island City machinery accident attorneys can review your case to help identify possible negligence. If you are qualified to file a lawsuit, they will review the full extent of your losses, from your medical bills to your pain and suffering. They will then use that information to help secure a fair settlement or verdict on your behalf.

If an insurer tries to convince you to settle for less than what we believe is fair, we can negotiate on your behalf and pursue your case in a trial if necessary.

Helping You Recover

Focusing on your recovery is essential in the aftermath of a Long Island City machinery accident. You do not want to waste any of your precious energy on tasks like filing paperwork, conducting an investigation, or negotiating with an insurance adjuster. We can handle all of these tasks for you instead.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Our team at Shulman & Hill prides itself on our tremendous track record of success. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients over the years.

Learn more about how our Long Island City machinery accident lawyers can help by calling us today at 212-221-1000. You can also schedule a free legal consultation online.

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