7 Of The Most Common Work-Related Injuries In Nyc

Due to the city’s constant construction and growth, New York City has its fair share of workplace accidents. Workers’ compensation claims and/or claims against negligent third parties, such as property owners and contractors, may result from workplace injuries.

1. Slips, Trips, and Falls

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and New York City is a prime location for construction projects. Workers can be injured or killed if they slip and fall due to the following:

  • Heights
  • insufficient fall protection
  • frozen ground
  • Wet floors
  • Undefended gaps
  • Poor illumination Clutter
  • faulty ladders and scaffolding

Some falls can cause permanent disabilities and necessitate lifelong care.

2. Muscle Strains

Although many muscle strains are caused by overexertion, these injuries can also be caused by third parties. A collapsing structure, for instance, can cause severe muscle strains. Muscle strains occur when muscle fibres are stretched beyond their normal limit and tear apart due to overuse.

These injuries can be painful and result in the following symptoms:

  • Pain sNumbness
  • Weakness
  • Enlargement, bruising, or discoloration
  • Muscle spasms

Seek medical attention if you have these symptoms.

3. Struck-By Object Accidents

Some workplace accidents result from a worker being struck by faulty equipment or a falling object.

These so-called “struck by” injuries are frequently caused by:

  • machinery lacking adequate safeguards
  • dropped freight
  • A worker whose body becomes entangled in machinery
  • The overturning of heavy machinery
  • falling hardware

An experienced workplace injury attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury and identify all responsible parties.

4. Toxic Exposure 

If workers are exposed to dangerous toxins or substances such as asbestos, benzene, lead, or mercury on the job, they may sustain severe injuries and irritation of the eyes, skin, and lungs. For their injuries, injured workers may have a claim against the manufacturer of hazardous toxins.

5. Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to OSHA, automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. You may be able to file a claim against the responsible party if you were injured while travelling for work-related purposes.

An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate the following evidence in your claim to determine fault:

  • The collision report
  • Images and films of the accident site
  • Property damage
  • Localization of the mishap
  • Witness statements

Our legal team can investigate the circumstances surrounding your collision and

6. Fire and Explosions

Due to workplace fires or explosions, employees may sustain severe and painful injuries. Explosions are classified into the following types:

  • Primary explosions that cause injuries due to the blast wave
  • Secondary explosions, which involve injuries caused by flying objects or debris caused by blast winds, can cause secondary blasts.
  • Tertiary explosions, which cause injuries due to a structure’s collapse or displacement in the air, are the most dangerous.
  • Other injuries caused by quaternary explosions include crush injuries, burns, inhalation of toxic substances, and burns.

Any of these explosions can cause victims to sustain severe injuries, including disfiguring injuries and respiratory damage.

7. Workplace Violence

Some workplace injuries are the result of the deliberate actions of others. Violent attacks such as punching, stabbing, or shooting can result in serious accidents. Coworkers, customers, or robbers may be responsible for these injuries. A lawyer can attempt to hold the perpetrator accountable for the harm they cause, as well as investigate whether the property owner or another third party may also be partially liable for your injuries.

A New York City Workplace Accident Lawyer Can Help You With Your Work Injury Claim

If you were injured in any of the aforementioned ways, you may wish to speak with a workplace accident attorney about your legal options. They can assist you in determining if you qualify for workers’ compensation and/or a claim against a third party for additional damages.

Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm

Contact Abrams Law Group for a free consultation if you’ve been hurt in an accident and require legal assistance.

Abrams Law Group
104-70 Queens Boulevard, Suite 502
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 997-9797

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