New York Steel Worker Injury Attorneys

Fighting for the Rights of NYC Workers

Iron and steel workers go to work every day in one of the most dangerous industries in the country. But just because their jobs are dangerous does not mean they waive their right to come home healthy in the evening.

If you have been injured on the job as an iron or steel worker in New York, you are not alone in your fight for compensation. Whether you are looking to file a workers' compensation claim, fight a denied claim, or hold someone else liable for their actions in civil court, a knowledgeable attorney can help you every step of the way. Call Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, today at (212) 986-7353 to set up a free consultation.

Common Iron and Steel Worker Accidents

Iron and steel workers tend to find themselves in dangerous environments, whether construction sites, tunnels or basements, or a workshop. Some of the common accidents they face include:

  • Slips and falls: Slips, trips, and falls are among the most common workplace accidents in any field, especially at construction sites. Iron and steel workers are no less at risk, especially when wearing protective eye and face gear that can obstruct their vision.
  • Exposure to chemicals: Toxic chemicals are often found at construction worksites. Certain chemicals are specific to iron and steel work, which creates additional dangers.
  • Exposure to the elements: Working with iron and steel requires intense heat from torches and other tools. Using these tools creates the threat of burns from direct exposure or from being near the heat source.
  • Electrical shocks: Whether from power tools or exposed wiring at a construction worksite, electrical shocks are a serious danger for metal workers. Proper safety gear can help reduce this risk, but workers must be alert.
  • Crush dangers: Any impact with another object or heavy machinery can cause serious injuries, especially if a worker's neck, head, or back are struck. Collapsing structures can cause catastrophic injuries and are often fatal.

Common Injuries to Iron and Steel Workers

A variety of injuries are possible after an iron or steel work accident. They include:

  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Electrical shocks
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

What to Do After an Injury

Iron and steel workers who suffer serious injuries on the job can receive compensation. It is important to file an official report about a workplace accident right away and see a doctor to assess the injuries. Once this is done, a workers' compensation claim should be filed as soon as possible since there are deadlines for such claims. An experienced NYC workplace injury attorney can help you file the paperwork, and appeal the decision if your claim is denied. You may also have grounds for a civil lawsuit if someone's negligence caused the injury.

Take action to receive compensation for your injuries and hold others accountable for their recklessness. Our workers’ comp lawyers can help you meet filing deadlines, handle insurance companies, and fight to make sure your rights are protected. Call Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, at (212) 986-7353 to discuss your options.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

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