Industrial and Manufacturing Accidents
Industrial Injuries and Manufacturing Accidents Demand a Tough Workers' Comp Lawyer in NY
Industrial and manufacturing accidents can happen to anyone whose job involves creating products with mechanical, chemical or manual processes. Among the riskier manufacturing sectors in New York City are:
- Food production
- Fabricated metal
- Printed materials
- Plastic and rubber items production
- Non-metallic mineral production
Any manufacturing employee can suffer a burn injury due to a chemical spill, heavy lifting injuries, hearing loss from loud factory noises or knee injuries in a defective equipment accident. A lot can go wrong when you're working with big machines like power presses and injection molding equipment. Manufacturing accidents are often caused by:
- Improper lifting
- Employee fatigue
- Poor lighting
- Exposure to hazardous materials or chemicals
- Slip and fall or trip
- Machine maintenance errors
Sometimes workplace injuries are avoidable when safety protocols are followed. Often, when an employee is injured in a routine machine maintenance-related accident, there is no record of a lockout or tagout on the equipment.
Machines can be fatal. Cleaning industrial mixers, blenders, or conveyors, and installing or disassembling electrical equipment pose serious risks to employees when safety measures are ignored.
If you've suffered injuries from a manufacturing industry accident, even if it's chronic repetitive stress pain from doing the same task 40 hours a week, you should file a workers compensation claim as soon as possible—and you should get a lawyer. We help clients navigate the complex workers' comp process.
In New York, simply filing for workers’ compensation does not guarantee benefits will be awarded. An incorrectly filled out form or missed deadline can delay or ruin your claim. Many NYC workers end up at a workers’ comp hearing or even appealing a denied claim.
An experienced workplace injury lawyer can investigate your claim, file the correct paperwork, meet legal deadlines, and argue on your behalf to get you the most money for your claim. If your application is rejected, we know what to do next.
Industrial Accidents and Manufacturing Injuries Can End Your Career-We Will Fight For Justice
Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano has been helping hard-working New Yorkers like you for over 80 years. We are here to help you recover too. If you lost a loved one in an industrial accident fatality, we will go after workplace death benefits on your behalf. Call us toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. We serve the entire NYC region, including Staten Island, Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, the Bronx and Manhattan.