Next Steps After a Job Injury

Greenberg & Stein Job Injury Lawyers of New York
Greenberg & Stein Job Injury Lawyers of New York

New Yorkers are tough. We have the longest commute time of any city in the United States, our cost of living is higher than most of the country and none of our sports teams have won a championship since 2012.

Despite all this, New Yorkers don’t complain. If you’re injured on the job, though, it’s difficult to just grin and bear it, especially if your family is depending on your paycheck. At Greenberg & Stein, our team of dedicated lawyers know how frustrating it is to suffer a job injury, and we’re here to support you. Our 50 years of combined experience has shown us the most effective ways to get compensation for injured workers. Contact us today, and we’ll help you get back to work.

The Most Common Job Injury Reports

Americans work more than our counterparts in the world’s other large economies. Adults in this country who are employed full time work an average of 47 hours per week, and nearly 4 in 10 workers put in more than 50 hours per week. Sound familiar?

Given how much we work, job safety is especially important. More than a million and a half workplace accidents happen every year, leaving thousands of employees out of work while recovering from their job injury. Some individuals are even killed in catastrophic workplace accidents. New York City has a particularly high rate of work accidents, especially in the construction field. The team at Greenberg & Stein is prepared to fight for you and seek compensation for injured workers and their families so that they receive the benefits they need to survive.

The leading insurance companies compiled the following list of the most common job injury reports, which are caused by:

  • Overexertion
  • Slipping
  • Tripping
  • Reaction (caused by trying to catch yourself from slipping or tripping)
  • Falling from a height
  • Falling objects
  • Walking into an object
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Machine entanglement
  • Repetitive motion
  • Violent acts (usually involving arguments between employees)

Falling victim to any of these as a job injury is, unfortunately, far too common but can have long-lasting, devastating effects. You could be rushing to a meeting and slip on a wet floor, be entangled in a machine that’s malfunctioning or even throw your back out by lifting a box that was heavier than you expected.

Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. You shouldn’t have to fear falling victim to one of the many types of workplace injuries that are far too common. To learn more about your rights, refer to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is part of the US Department of Labor.

If You Suffer a Job Injury…

If you were injured on the job, then you should immediately report the job injury to your employer, who is expected to provide you with the proper forms to fill out. You should also have a physician determine the degree of your injuries, which will help determine the benefits you may be entitled to. See a physician even if you can’t see any evidence of an injury as some injuries don’t manifest right away.

If proper evidence of the injury exists, then you will be eligible for workers’ compensation for injured workers and the corresponding benefits. Let the team at Greenberg & Stein help you through this job injury reporting process. We’ll act on your behalf in order to ensure all the necessary steps are taken to secure you get the financial and medical support you need.

To make sure your complaint is very detailed, gather the following documentation and data as soon as possible while the injury is fresh in your mind:

  • photographs of injuries you may have sustained due to the workplace injury
  • documentation from your doctor
  • notes about how your symptoms affect your daily routine
  • specific details about the date
  • time
  • location
  • circumstances of the injury
  • contact information for any witnesses to the injury.

To learn more about what to do if you’re injured on the job and how to receive compensation for injured workers, read more at New York State’s Workers’ Compensation Board.

If you or a loved one suffered a workplace injury, the team at Greenberg & Stein will help you find justice and get compensation for a work injury. Our New York City workplace accident lawyers exist to protect your right to those benefits. We can help you file a workers’ compensation claim, appeal a denied claim and even file a personal injury claim against a third party.

Contact us today and find out why New York Magazine featured us for our successful lawsuit wins in personal injury, construction accidents and slip and fall cases.

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