The work environment can be a very dangerous one. Unfortunately, the Bronx was reminded of this fact again on August 5, 2014, when a contractor of the Metropolitan Transit Authority was crushed by a 2,700-pound battery and died. According to the Daily News, the contractor was unloading a crate containing a battery from a truck at the Throgs Neck Expressway facility when the crate fell off the back of the truck and crushed him. As this man’s family members understandably focus on grieving their loss, the clock will start ticking on determining who was responsible and why.
If you have a loved one who has been injured or killed in a workplace accident in the New York City area, find out how my firm, Oresky & Associates, PLLC., can be trusted to advocate for your legal rights while you deal with the emotional impact of your loss.
Wrongful Death and Workplace Accidents in New York City
A wrongful death claim can arise from a workplace accident or any other accident where a loved one or family member has been fatally injured due to another party or parties’ negligence. Pursuant to New York law, the victim’s family may be able to recover a range of damages including loss of income, loss of services, the deceased’s pain and suffering, and medical and funeral expenses. In addition, pursuing a legal action may help prevent a similar tragedy from happening again.
Given the statute of limitations, procedural requirements, and other legal restrictions, you should act quickly to find an attorney you can trust to handle the legal requirements of the claims you may have. Not only will this help secure your legal rights, but it will also allow you to focus on the grieving and healing process after losing your loved one.
Accident Attorneys with the Compassion and Experience You Need to Fully Pursue Your Claim
Workplace accidents in New York City that result in death are unfortunately all too common and may involve a multitude of claims against various parties. Oresky & Associates, PLLC. is a compassionate and trustworthy firm that will advocate on your behalf while you deal with the tragic emotional consequences of the sudden and unexpected death of your loved one. Contact us today, or call (718) 993-9999 to schedule a free consultation and let experienced professionals handle your legal claim.