Workplace Injury Lawyer Serving New Jersey & New York
Workers in construction, manufacturing and other occupations face hazards everyday. But even though the job may be dangerous, there are steps employers can take to make the work safer. In fact, employers are required by law to provide a safe work environment and to follow various state and federal rules and regulations for workplace safety. When they don’t, attorney Andrew Jacobs holds them accountable for their failures and requires that they compensate the injured worker for their negligence or misconduct.
Holding Employers Accountable for Workplace Safety
Many people think that workers’ compensation is the sole option for somebody who has been injured on the job, but that is not always the case. For instance, New York Labor Law makes property owners and developers absolutely liable for injuries in the construction industry which occur because proper safety equipment was not provided. Our office helps injured construction workers in New York City recover compensation for injuries in all of the following situations:
- Forklift and Crane Accidents
- Ladder Falls
- Scaffold Collapses
- Falling Objects
- Trenching and Excavation Accidents
- Electrocution and Electrical Burns
- Toxic Exposure
Outside of the construction industry, we hold other employers liable for failing to provide a safe workplace, such as by disabling safety features on machinery or making employees work without protective gear.
Third Party Liability for Workplace Accidents
There are many times when the responsibility for an on-the-job injury lies with a third party instead of the employer or a co-worker. In these cases, that third party may be liable in a civil personal injury claim or lawsuit. Examples include injuries caused by defective tools or machinery, accidents occurring while working off-site on another’s dangerous or unsafe premises, or being injured in a car or truck accident while making deliveries or running errands for work. In these situations, regardless of whether you are pursuing a workers’ compensation as an injured worker, we can help you recover compensation against the negligent third party who caused you harm.
Experienced Legal Representation for New Jersey and New York City Workplace Injuries and Industrial Accidents
If you have been injured on the job, it is worthwhile to visit with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine your rights and ability to secure compensation for your injuries. Workers’ compensation does not always cover all your costs, and you may be able to obtain a larger award by pursuing other avenues. If you were injured on the job in a workplace accident in New Jersey or New York City, contact the Law Offices of Andrew R. Jacobs for a free consultation with an experienced and successful workplace injury lawyer.