Queens Manufacturing Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Workers’ Compensation for Manufacturing Workers in New York City
Most manufacturing workers are covered by workers’ compensation in New York. This applies to anyone who is classified as an “employee,” as opposed to an “independent contractor,” whether they work part-time, full-time, or seasonally.
If you were injured on the job or suffered a work-related medical condition, reach out to our Queens manufacturing workers’ compensation lawyers at the Harris Firm, LLC. With over 28 years of experience, our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the state’s workers’ compensation laws and can help you understand your legal rights and options. Our firm is known for our aggressive approach to negotiation and litigation, as well as for making insurance companies pay our clients every last cent they are owed. We are proud to stand up for the rights of factory workers, plant managers, technicians, and others manufacturing workers and are ready to fight for you and your benefits.
Common Manufacturing Accidents & Injuries
Manufacturing workers spend long hours completing tasks, operating machinery, and working in hazardous environments. As a result, they are susceptible to a wide range of workplace accidents and catastrophic injuries.
Some of the most common manufacturing accidents and injuries include:
- Overexertion: Manufacturing jobs typically require a high level of stamina and strength. Workers frequently must be on their feet for hours at a time, lift heavy objects, and complete repetitive tasks. As a result, overexertion and overuse are two of the most common manufacturing-related injuries.
- Repetitive Motion Injuries: Factory employees and other manufacturing workers are often required to complete the same tasks hundreds or even thousands of times a day. Over time, this can lead to serious repetitive motion injuries (also known as repetitive strain injuries). Examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and bursitis.
- Slips, Trips, and Falls: Slip, trip, and fall accidents are among the most common workplace accidents across all industries, and the manufacturing industry is no exception. Workers who slip and fall in warehouses, factories, and other manufacturing facilities may suffer significant injuries, including bone fractures, head injuries, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
- Sprains and Strains: Often resulting from overuse or overexertion, sprains and strains can be debilitating. Some manufacturing workers may suffer these types of injuries due to improper lifting, misuse of machinery, slips and falls, or other related incidents. In any case, a worker who suffers a sprain or strain on the job or in relation to their work may qualify for workers’ comp.
- Being Struck by Falling Objects: Another common industrial accident is known as a “struck-by” injury. These occur when workers are hit by objects that fall or are dropped from higher levels. Such accidents often have catastrophic consequences, leading to serious head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, crush injuries, and even fatalities.
- Burn Injuries: Fires and explosions are common causes of severe burn injuries in factories, warehouses, and other manufacturing facilities. However, workers may also suffer significant burns when handling heated objects or substances, hot equipment, flammable materials, and other hazardous items.
- Hearing Loss: Factories, warehouses, and other industrial settings are often extremely noisy. Workers should be provided with proper protective equipment, but this does not always eliminate the risk of hearing damage. Workers who suffer hearing loss, whether partial or total, in relation to their employment typically qualify for workers’ compensation.
- Toxic Exposure: Manufacturing workers are also often required to handle hazardous substances and materials, such as toxic chemicals. An accident, such as a chemical spill or improper handling of hazardous materials, can have devastating consequences. Workers may be severely injured or may develop various health conditions as a result of toxic exposure.
- Vehicle Accidents: Warehouse workers, factory workers, and other manufacturing workers often use forklifts and other similar vehicles on the job. When accidents occur, workers can be severely injured. Vehicle-related accidents can lead to bone fractures, lacerations, contusions, soft tissue injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
- Machinery Accidents: Another common type of manufacturing accident is machinery accidents. Workers are often required to operate complex equipment and heavy machinery, which can be extremely hazardous. Examples of machinery accidents in the manufacturing industry include machine entanglement, crush injuries, caught-between accidents, and defective equipment.
Whether you were injured in an on-the-job accident or were diagnosed with a health condition related to years of harmful exposure or repetitive motions, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Reach out to our attorneys at the Harris Firm, LLC for aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation. Your initial consultation is free.
Types of Manufacturing Workers We Help
At the Harris Firm, LLC, we proudly represent all types of manufacturing workers in Queens, the Bronx, and all of New York City. If you were hurt on the job or suffered any type of work-related injury, illness, or health condition, our Queens manufacturing workers’ compensation attorneys are ready to help you with your claim.
We have successfully represented the following types of manufacturing workers and others:
- Factory workers
- Warehouse workers
- Plant managers
- Quality control inspectors
- Manufacturing technicians
- Packaging engineers
- Commercial bakers
- Boiler makers
If you are classified as an employee (most manufacturing workers are), and you were injured or became ill due to your employment, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This includes compensation for medical expenses, wage replacement, and more. Reach out to our team at the Harris Firm, LLC to discuss your legal rights and options during a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team.
Contact Our Team Today
At the Harris Firm, LLC, we are proud to represent injured workers and their families. We have extensive experience going up against employers and their insurance companies, and we are prepared to aggressively advocate for the maximum benefits you are entitled to receive. If you are experiencing any issues with your workers’ compensation claim—from an uninsured employer to a disputed medical condition to a denial of benefits—do not hesitate to get in touch with us right away.
Unlike many other law firms in the area that accept workers’ compensation cases only to refer them out, we handle all workers’ comp matters in-house. Our attorneys provide direct, personalized representation and our multilingual staff can assist you in the language you are most comfortable with, including Spanish, Russian, French, and Bangali/Vangia. We have two convenient locations in the city but can also travel to your home or visit you in the hospital if your injuries prevent you from coming to us.
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