Fresh concerns have been raised for workers in Upstate New York due to a string of new worrying reports. These include construction accidents, subway accidents, and warehouse accidents.
Action is important if you’ve suffered a workplace injury firsthand. If you find yourself in this situation, you might be wondering: “Where can I find workers’ comp attorneys near me?” But why is a lawyer even necessary? The answer is simple: Your attorney can help you fight for your employment rights, which are guaranteed to you under New York and federal law. With help from a legal professional, you can strive for a fair, adequate settlement amount.
Downstate Examples: MTA Worker Hit by Subway Train in Brooklyn
On April 25th, it was reported that an MTA worker had suffered an injury after being hit by a subway train in Brooklyn (1). The individual harmed was apparently a signal helper, suffering wounds to his ribs and arm. Fortunately, he was quickly transported to a nearby hospital and was said to be recovering well. It was later reported that he had suffered a broken arm and several fractured ribs. The incident remains under investigation, and it is unknown whether it was due to mechanical or human error. The worker was highly experienced, as he had been working in this position for three years prior to the accident.
Fatal Construction Accident in Chautauqua
On April 22nd, it was reported that a construction worker had fallen to his death at a construction site in Chautauqua (2). The 51-year-old worker fell from the rooftop of the building and was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not exactly clear what caused the accident, as it remains under investigation. That said, we cannot rule out the possibility of negligence or unsafe working conditions — especially if this individual was working at a significant height without fall protection.
On April 23rd, it was reported that a large piece of debris had fallen from a West Side building in Manhattan for unknown reasons (3). It could have been caused by the wind, and it could have been much, much worse. The debris smashed the windshield of a large truck. Under New York law, injured construction workers can hold property owners and contractors completely liable for their injuries even if they caused the accident themselves.
Where Can I Find a Qualified Injury Attorney Near Me?
If you’ve been searching the Upstate New York area for a qualified, experienced workers’ comp attorney, look no further than The Stanley Law Offices, LLP. We’re passionate about workers’ rights, and we can help you fight for the MAXIMUM in an efficient manner. Book your consultation as soon as possible, because needless delays can cause issues. We can meet with you virtually or in any one of our offices in Syracuse, Binghamton, Watertown, Rochester, Oneonta, or Montrose, PA. 1-800-608-3333. We’ll be there… for you.
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