Injured at Work? Call a Machinery Accident Lawyer in New York
Anyone using machinery on the job every day risks serious injuries due to workplace accidents-job injuries that are covered under workers compensation. If you work in a machine shop, you may be using extremely dangerous power tools, from chop saws, table saws and band saws to hammer drills, heat guns and welding torches. If you're on a factory assembly line, your work may involve pneumatic nail guns, power screwdrivers, conveyor belts, forklifts and overhead cranes. All of these hazardous tools can cause a long list of workplace injuries that can require the guidance of a New York machinery accident lawyer.
As longtime New York work injury attorneys, we've seen the ravages of all of them. That’s why our NYC machinery accident attorneys at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP want to help.
Common machinery accident injuries
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing workers who sustained all types of injuries in machinery accidents, including but not limited to:
Causes of machinery accidents
In many cases, machinery accidents occur due to unsafe working conditions. Many of these conditions occur due to employer negligence, including:
- Defective machinery
- Poorly maintained machines
- Inadequate training of workers
- Lack of protective gear
- Operator fatigue due to not receiving rest breaks
- Failure to supervise workers
Heavy equipment injuries can be devastating and deadly
If you were hurt on a construction site, in a factory, an auto shop or warehouse, you could suffer a power tool injury due to foreman mistake or a negligent contractor who has bad tool maintenance practices at work. When safety procedures have not been followed, you don't have proper protective gear or training or repairs are not made on broken machines, your risk of being injured at work is that much higher. Without hardhats or helmets, ear and eye protection, such as goggles, earplugs or earphones, insulated gloves and foot protection, such as steel-toed boots, you could be in grave danger at work.
Our New York machinery accident attorneys can fight for your rights
You could also be using defective power tools, malfunctioning machinery or heavy equipment that is not in proper working order. No matter what brand or equipment manufacturer caused your machine injury, if you were injured due to faulty heavy machinery or any power tool accident, we will help you file a workers comp claim and every step thereafter. Call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP toll-free at (800) 692-3717 to learn more about your legal rights. Or simply contact us online for a free evaluation with a NYC machinery accident lawyer you can trust. We fight hard for our clients throughout the New York City area, from Kings County to Rockland County to Staten Island, and will fight for your rights too.