If you or someone that you know has been hurt in a workplace injury in New York, then you should contact an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer at the Stern Law Firm.
Common places of industrial accidents
Liability for industrial accidents under the New York Labor Law
What does Labor Law, Section 241(6), state?
Section 241(6) of the New York Labor Law states: “All areas in which construction, excavation or demolition work is being performed shall be so constructed, shored, equipped, guarded, arranged, operated and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection and safety to the persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.” (1)
Steps to Take After an Accident
Industrial accidents are often traumatic. Worksites contain hazards that put you at risk of injury every day. After a workplace accident, it is normal for you to be in pain, feel stressed and be shocked as well. In any case, it’s important to make an effort to take all the necessary steps to protect yourself.
● Seek medical assistance: If you have been involved in a workplace accident, then the first thing that you need to do is seek medical help. Nothing comes before your own health.
● Report your accident: Report the incident immediately to your supervisor and employer. Make sure they create a report, as this may be used in your case.
● Capture pictures of the incident: It is important for you to capture as many pictures of the accident as quickly as possible. These can be used as a proof later.
● Make note of witnesses: If anyone saw what happened, write down their names and phone numbers. They can serve as witnesses and provide statements to the insurance company to confirm your version of events.
● Maintain records: Keep all documents associated with your case. Keep copies of your medical records, insurance company letters, and anything else you can use as evidence of your injury and medical
Recovering Compensation for getting injured at Work
1 New York Labor Law, Section 241(6)