NYC Industrial Accident Lawyer

New York City Industrial Accident Lawyers

Compassionate Legal Advocacy for Victims of Industrial Accidents in NYC

If you were injured in an industrial accident, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, many employers try to avoid paying workers' comp by claiming that the employee was at least partially responsible for the accident. If your employer uses this tactic, you need an attorney who will fight for you.

At Keith Silverstein & Associates, we are committed to helping injured New Yorkers secure the benefits they deserve. Our New York City industrial accident lawyers represent clients throughout the metropolitan area and can help you file a claim for workers' compensation. If your employer tries to deny your benefits, we will fight to get them for you.

To schedule a consultation with our team, call (646) 813-3922 or use our online contact form today.

What is an Industrial Accident?

An industrial accident refers to an unintended and often unplanned event that occurs in a workplace or industrial setting, leading to physical injury or harm to workers, damage to property, or disruption of normal operations. These accidents can happen in various industries such as manufacturing, construction, mining, transportation, and agriculture, among others. Industrial accidents can result from a combination of factors, including human error, equipment malfunction, unsafe work practices, inadequate training, or environmental hazards.

Common types of industrial accidents include:

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls: Accidents caused by slipping on wet surfaces, tripping over obstacles, or falling from elevated areas such as ladders or scaffolding.
  • Machinery Accidents: Injuries caused by equipment malfunction, entanglement, crush incidents, or contact with moving parts of machines.
  • Struck by Objects: Occurs when workers are hit by falling objects, moving vehicles, or heavy equipment.
  • Electrocution: Accidents involving electrical shocks, typically caused by faulty equipment or unsafe electrical practices.
  • Fires and Explosions: Accidents resulting from chemical spills, combustible materials, or malfunctioning equipment, leading to fires or explosions.
  • Chemical Exposure: Injuries caused by the inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact with hazardous substances or chemicals.
  • Confined Space Accidents: Incidents occurring in enclosed spaces with limited entry and exit points, leading to asphyxiation, poisoning, or entrapment.
  • Overexertion: Injuries caused by excessive physical effort, such as lifting heavy objects or repetitive motion injuries.
  • Vehicle Accidents: Injuries resulting from collisions involving industrial vehicles, like forklifts, trucks, or cranes.
  • Falls from Heights: Accidents occurring when workers fall from elevated platforms, roofs, or scaffolding.
  • Welding Accidents: Injuries caused by improper handling of welding equipment or exposure to harmful fumes.
  • Structural Collapses: Accidents involving the failure of structures, such as buildings or bridges, leading to injuries or fatalities.
  • Dust and Chemical Explosions: Explosions caused by the accumulation of combustible dust or reactive chemicals in industrial settings.
  • Thermal Burns: Injuries resulting from contact with hot surfaces, molten materials, or flames.
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Long-term exposure to excessive noise levels in industrial environments.

Who is Eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits?

In New York, most employees are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. You may be eligible for workers' comp if you were injured at work due to a workplace hazard. You may be eligible for additional benefits if your injury was caused by a coworker's or employer's negligence.

Workers' comp benefits include:

  • Medical expenses
  • A portion of your lost wages
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Ongoing disability benefits

To be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, you must have reported the workplace injury to your employer within 90 days of the incident. If you were not injured at work, but your injury was caused by a workplace hazard, you may still be eligible for benefits if you were injured within one year of the hazard being reported to your employer.

The workers' compensation system is designed to be user-friendly. However, employers are legally allowed to challenge workers' comp claims. If your employer contests your claim, you will need an attorney to represent you.

If your employer contests your claim, you may need a workers' compensation attorney. Keith Silverstein & Associates can help you fight for the benefits you deserve.

How We Can Help

If your employer contests your claim, you need an attorney who will fight for you. At Keith Silverstein & Associates, our New York City industrial accident lawyers can help you fight for the benefits you deserve. If your employer denies your claim or refuses to pay workers' comp, we can help you appeal the decision and file a lawsuit against your employer.

Our NYC industrial accident attorneys can help you fight for workers' compensation benefits if your employer contests your claim. Contact us for a free consultation.


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