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Yakov Mushiyev & Associates, P.C. in Rosedale, NY believes that unsafe work environments and conditions should never be tolerated.

Work-Related Injuries

Have You Been Injured on the Job?

Employees are always susceptible to getting injured or sick no matter what industry they belong to. You can get hit by a falling object or become afflicted with an illness because of stress and fatigue. Job-related injuries are fairly common, and every employee deserves to be properly compensated during these kinds of situations.

Many employees opt not to report work-related injuries due to the threat of being ostracized, disciplined, or fired. We believe that this mentality needs to stop because employers who neglect the health and safety of their workers need to be held fully accountable.

Work-related injuries can come in many forms. Here are some injuries that a lot of employees suffer from:

Overexertion

Overexertion is common among workers who regularly perform physically taxing activities. Interestingly, overexertion is considered the most prevalent kind of workplace-related injury,
as well as the most expensive. This type of injury can be caused by pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying heavy objects.

Industrial-Related Injuries

Employees who work in hazardous industrial environments are vulnerable to a variety of injuries. For instance, they can get entangled in a machine, be exposed to harmful chemicals,
or suffer from burns. Workplaces should always be operating under safe conditions.

Chronic Injuries

Blue-collar workers are not the only ones who are constantly exposed to potential injuries. Office workers can suffer from certain injuries that only manifest in the long run. For instance, people with desk jobs can develop carpal tunnel syndrome, back pains, as well as vision problems.

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Legal Aspects of a Work-Related Injury

In the event you suffer from work-related injury or sickness, your employer should fully compensate you for lost wages, medical bills, and other accommodations. In fact, employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This type of insurance covers an employee’s wages while he or she is recovering from an illness or injury.

Although relatively uncommon, there are some cases wherein an employee can sue his or her employer because of violations of safety regulations. These violations include failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance, as well as blatant acts of negligence.

Given that going to court is a complicated process, having a knowledgeable attorney by your side can help get you the compensation you deserve. You can count on our experience, as our firm has handled a lot of work-related injury cases. Reach out to us today.