Poughkeepsie Injured Worker Attorney
Under New York workers' compensation rules, if you were injured on a construction job site, you typically cannot sue your employer for additional compensation. If your employer, or the site property owner is found to be in violation of specific safety requirements, or you are able to show that you were forced to work in unsafe work conditions, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for compensation.
Employers are required to undergo periodic inspections by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. If violations of specific regulations are cited, your employer is subject to penalties under New York Workers' Compensation Regulations, part 59 -1.9 if they do not address the violations. Part of the requirement includes giving employees a means to notify management of safety violations and hazards. If a hazard has been reported and the employer or property owner failed to take remedial action to correct it, you are entitled to seek punitive damages for any injuries resulting from the violation.
If you suffered an injury, or lost a loved one in a workplace accident resulting from a violation of a specific safety regulation, or because of unsafe working conditions, talk to a member of our workplace injury team at Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond. Our team recognizes that workplace injury and wrongful death claims are often complex, with multiple defendants held liable for compensation. We take a measured, professional approach to investigating the incident and developing the strongest case possible for a fair settlement or trial. Our creative, unique strategies have resulted in some of the highest settlements and verdicts in New York.
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At Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, our personal injury attorneys are ready to help you fight to recover maximum compensation for your losses suffered because of an unsafe workplace. We represent injured workers in third party personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. You will not pay attorneys' fees unless we help you recover money damages in a settlement or trial verdict. You will work directly with your lawyer, while confident in the knowledge that your attorney can count on the support and knowledge of a team of experienced trial lawyers. If you were injured due to unsafe work conditions in New York, contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our attorneys at a convenient office near you.
Kenneth Stenger is the contributing attorney to this content.