On June 10, 2014, a forklift accident in the Midwood section of Brooklyn killed a 22-year-old worker, Gustavo Tapia. CBS New York reports that the victim was attempting to push the forklift, which another employee was operating, up a ramp when it rolled back and pinned him to a wall. The investigation is ongoing, but the incident is a stark reminder of the importance of workplace safety. If you or your loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, you need a trusted accident attorney like Jacob Oresky to work hard to ensure that you are fully compensated for all of your damages.
Legal Implications of Workplace Accidents in New York
When a worker is injured on the job, the benefits provided by a workers’ compensation claim may not cover all of the damages. In cases involving construction and demolition, workers are protected by New York State’s Labor Law. Owners and contractors are required to provide construction workers with proper protection. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, a personal injury claim against the owner and contractor may be a source of recovery. Construction workers may recover damages for injuries, pain and suffering in a personal injury law suit. For additional examples of third party liability, see Workplace Accidents in New York.
Experienced Accident Attorneys Will Work Hard for You
If you or a loved one has been injured while working in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, or the metro area you need to contact a trusted attorney as soon as possible to understand what personal injury claims you may have. The accident attorneys at Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC have successfully represented workers in all types of personal injury cases that have resulted in major settlements and verdicts. Contact us by email or call us at 718-993-9999 to schedule a free consultation today.