NYC Industrial and Manufacturing Accident Lawyers
Accidents in the industrial and manufacturing arena are dangerous accidents that have the potential to be catastrophic and life-threatening. When the work involves the chemical, mechanical, or handmade production of consumer and commercial products, the risk of serious injuries and work-related illness is immense, and the related damages tend to be extensive.
If you’ve been injured on the job in the industrial and manufacturing realm, it’s time to consult with an experienced NYC industrial and manufacturing accident attorney.
Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you’ve been hurt on the job, you’re entitled to compensation for the covered damages you’ve suffered as a result. Workers’ compensation is intended to benefit both employers and employees. Workers’ compensation claims cover employees’ injuries and work-related illnesses – without the need for filing lawsuits (by taking fault out of the equation), and they protect employers from those lawsuits, which have the potential to stop business altogether.
In other words, workers’ compensation is something of a compromise, but it’s important to recognize that obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is a complicated process that can require considerable legal experience and skill.
Common Industrial and Manufacturing Accidents
Industrial and manufacturing work is so dangerous that it can lead to nearly any kind of serious accident, but some of the most common industrial and manufacturing accidents include:
- Back and shoulder injuries caused by lifting heavy objects
- Accidents caused by dangerous equipment malfunctions, such as equipment that isn’t properly secured, explosions, flying debris, and being caught in moving parts
- Forklift accidents, which can include crush injuries, collisions, and more
- Slip and falls, which can happen anywhere, but those related to industrial and manufacturing accidents are both more common and more dangerous
- Illnesses and injuries related to the industry itself, such as those caused by exposure to chemicals, airborne particles, dangerous fumes, and more
The Insurance Company
Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company will cover your claim, but you shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that the insurance company is a for-profit enterprise that is fully invested in keeping your settlement as low as possible. The kinds of serious injuries that are common to industrial and manufacturing work often require extensive medical attention that can be ongoing, and settling for less than what your claim is worth can leave you with no legal or financial recourse as you watch your medical expenses continue to mount.
Further, if your ability to earn is affected, you could be facing a lifetime of financial loss. Working closely with a dedicated NYC workers’ compensation attorney is the best way to help ensure that you obtain the compensation you need to regain your health and well-being.
Seek the Legal Counsel of an Experienced NYC Industrial and Manufacturing Accident Attorney Today
The NYC workers’ compensation attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman are committed to using the full force of their decades of experience in the skilled pursuit of your just compensation. Your claim is important, so please don’t wait to contact us online or call us at 212-285-3300 today.