Staten Island Machinery Accident Lawyer

While workplace injuries can happen at any job, some environments have more hazards than others. If you work on a construction site or on any other job that requires the use of heavy machinery or equipment, there is an increased risk of serious injury.

Millions of people are injured at work every year. Machinery accidents cause some of the most serious workplace injuries that can tragically leave some victims permanently disabled. These injuries may even result in death.

Workers’ compensation benefits may be available to injured workers and their families. If you believe you may be eligible to file a claim after a machinery accident, contact Shulman & Hill for a free legal consultation. Our workers’ compensation law firm in Staten Island is ready to help you file your claim and navigate any challenges or hurdles along the way.

Commonly-Used Dangerous Machinery

Working with dangerous machinery is a common workplace hazard in many occupations, but particularly those in construction and manufacturing.

Examples of potentially dangerous machinery and equipment include:

  • Dump trucks
  • Cranes
  • Backhoes
  • Forklifts
  • Tractors
  • Excavators
  • Power saws
  • Jackhammers
  • Drills
  • Equipment for stamping, pressing, or punching
  • Nail guns
  • Conveyor belts

Any piece of equipment that applies significant force or has moving parts has the potential to cause injury. Regardless of the type of equipment that caused your injury, you should contact a machinery accident lawyer in Staten Island to help understand your legal rights.

Common Machinery Injuries in Staten Island

Heavy machinery can be a danger to the operator and anyone else in their vicinity. The accidents that occur as a result of misuse of a machine or defective equipment can be extremely devastating. The following are some common types of injuries:

  • Bone fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Degloving (when the top layers of skin and tissue are torn from muscle and underlying tissue)
  • Crushed limbs
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Burns

Heavy machinery often uses extreme force that can cause serious injuries in a matter of seconds. A person could be rendered disabled for the rest of their life in some cases, or even lose their life.

Pursuing Compensation After a Machinery Accident in Staten Island

A machinery accident can change a person’s life forever as well as the lives of their loved ones. Depending on how and where the accident occurred, the injured worker might be able to collect compensation for a range of damages.

After a heavy machinery accident, you are most likely eligible to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation can help recover money for your medical expenses and lost wages for the time you are unable to work.

If you lost a loved one in a machinery accident, you may be able to file for death and survivor benefits as well through workers’ compensation. This can help cover funeral and memorial expenses.

Sometimes a property owner, general contractor, or subcontractor causes the accident by failing to provide the necessary equipment, training, or hazard-free premises for workers to safely perform their jobs. In these cases, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent third party to hold them financially accountable for your injuries.

A personal injury lawsuit can help recover compensation for damages not covered under workers’ compensation, including pain and suffering. It can also result in additional money to help cover your medical care and time away from work.

How Can a Staten Island Machinery Accident Law Firm Help Me?

Shulman & Hill is an experienced law firm in Staten Island. We have the skills and background needed to help you file your workers’ compensation claim, and if applicable, pursue litigation against negligent third parties.

Our team will work to build the strongest case possible for you by conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of your accident and injuries, gathering supporting evidence that clearly shows why you may be eligible for compensation. This may include reviewing accident reports, surveillance camera footage, interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical records, and consulting with machinery and medical experts.

Sometimes insurers may try to find ways to deny your claim or undervalue its worth. We will represent your best interests when communicating with insurers by negotiating aggressively to defeat any challenges or obstacles that may prevent you from recovering the maximum amount of compensation you may be entitled to. If an insurer refuses to cooperate, we can represent you before a workers’ compensation judge or take your personal injury case to trial.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Shulman & Hill has become one of the most trusted law firms throughout New York City because we understand the serious consequences of machinery accidents and just how painful these situations can be.

We also understand that the process of selecting an attorney can be overwhelming. Some lawyers may claim that they have the expertise necessary to guarantee fair compensation. Instead of making empty claims, our team at Shulman & Hill has numerous past successes that demonstrate our expertise in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases.

Our team of expert industrial and machinery accident attorneys is here to help. No matter how big or how small, we can review your case and determine the best way to pursue the compensation you may be eligible for. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about how we can help you. You will only pay for our services if we win your case.


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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

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


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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