As they say, it’s called work for a reason. But just because it’s frustrating or tiring at times doesn’t mean it should be dangerous. And your employer is responsible for creating and maintaining a safe work environment. Unfortunately, injuries suffered in the workplace are common. Many are covered by Worker’s Comp programs, but when there is potential liability, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney.
Some of the most common types of injury at work include:
- Slipping and tripping: Slip-and-fall accidents are common when a spill isn’t properly or quickly cleaned up. Falling from heights is a related injury, such as when railings or ladders aren’t properly secured.
- Overexertion or repetitive motion: Your supervisor is typically responsible for making sure you are ergonomically trained and that any lifting, pushing or carrying work you are assigned is reasonable (and you are given reasonable time to do it).
- Falling object injury and walking-into injury: Objects that can fall should be secured, and tools, poles, equipment, supplies or other hazards should never be left where someone can accidentally walk or run into them.
- Vehicle accidents: If you are driving for work, especially if you are operating a company vehicle, you may be eligible to sue for damages if the vehicle is not properly maintained, if you were not given proper safe driving training, or if the company does not have strong safety policies in place.
If you’ve been injured at work, or have been in a workplace accident, and you think you may have grounds to sue for pain-and-suffering damages—as well as punitive damages—to help insure the employer is reminded to be safer in the future—call Avanzino & Moreno at 718.802.1616 and let us advise you with a free consultation.
Avanzino & Moreno, LLC, offers this information solely for your entertainment. It is not legal advice and should not be considered as such. This information does not confer any promise or guarantee of outcome, monetary damages, legal services or success in any particular case.