NY Dangerous Equipment Injury Attorneys

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Workplaces contain numerous hazards that endanger the health and wellbeing of employees. However, the presence of unsafe equipment can severely increase these dangers without the knowledge of workers. Often, an employee will trust that the equipment he or she is using is safe and dependable. Should this not be the case, a serious injury-causing accident can result without warning.

At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, our NY unsafe equipment lawyers have seen countless incidents of worker injuries and the devastation that they cause. These years of experience have given us the insight and knowledge needed for successful representation in workers' compensation cases. Do not miss out on vital information that can aid in your recovery, get in touch with us today and receive a free consultation concerning your accident and injuries. The knowledge you gain could lead to a healthy and financially stable future.

How Does Unsafe Equipment Affect a Workplace in New York?

Equipment at a workplace is often deemed unsafe due to three reasons:

  1. It is inherently unsafe by its nature.
  2. It is improperly used in an unsafe manner.
  3. It is defective, making it abnormally unsafe.

Inherently unsafe equipment should be clearly marked with warnings. This way, workers will be able to spot it quickly and understand the risks before using it or otherwise interacting with it.

For potentially unsafe equipment, employees should be given proper training concerning its use so they do not use it in a dangerous manner. It may also be recommended that workers be supervised when using this equipment to prevent mistakes.

Equipment can become defective due to accidents and the damage caused by continual use. However, this can also occur because of defects in its design or manufacture. In either case, tools and machines should be inspected before being used to prevent an accident from occurring. If these safety measures are not taken, an accident can easily occur. Often, workers who are the victims of such incidents had little idea that they were in such danger and are not ready to protect themselves.

The Impact of Unsafe Equipment in NY

The type of injury that results from an unsafe equipment accident depends on what tools or machines were involved in the incident. However, victims of such accidents often suffer major injuries, which can put them out of work for an extended period of time or result in disabilities that prevent them from working in the same capacity again. In the most serious incidents, a victim will be unable to work again due to a severe loss of physical capabilities.

You may be entitled to workers' compensation in NY, which will pay for lost wages and the medical procedures needed to recover from injuries or illnesses. However, incidents that are caused by what is deemed as a "third party," such as a contractor or product manufacturer, may be eligible for a lawsuit. Since these parties are not typically protected by New York's workers' compensation guidelines, they can be held legally responsible for their dangerous actions.

The laws surrounding these incidents are complex. As such, those who have been injured while on the job should speak with an experienced attorney in order to better understand what legal options are available to them.

Representation in Your Path to Recovery

Proving that an injury is eligible for workers' compensation is not an easy process. In order to avoid denial of benefits or compensation that is insufficient and hold any third parties accountable for their actions, it is essential that an injured worker receive help from a skilled New York construction accident attorney. At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, we devote the skills and resources we have gained in years of successful representation to every case we take on. Whatever the cause may be and however a person has been injured, we work toward the recovery and future wellbeing of our clients. To learn more about how we can assist you, call our office at (212) 986-7353.

Contact Us: Free Consultation

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:

The Graybar Building
420 Lexington Ave. Suite 2750 New York, NY 10170
Phone: (212) 986-7353 Fax: (212) 953-4308

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