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Injured on the job? We can help.

Whether you realize it or not, your job comes with some level of risk for physical injury. Even if you work a desk job that requires you to sit in a cubical all day, you could develop chronic back or neck pain if your chair is not ergonomic, or if your posture is not consistently perfect. However, there are some jobs that simply carry a greater risk of injury than others. Accidents happen all the time in the workplace, and if such an accident occurs in one of these higher-risk jobs, the results could be devastating.

Scaffold laws protect construction workers

It is nearly impossible to walk down the streets of New York City without seeing a scaffold, and in many instances, pedestrians are walking under the scaffolds even as construction workers walk above them performing repairs. Scaffolds are vital to the upkeep and continued growth of our great city, but they also come with inherent risks. Not only are they high above the ground, bringing with them a risk of falling, but they can also cause injury by collapsing if they are not properly constructed or inspected.

A successful claim may not be in your best interests

If you are familiar at all with workers' compensation, you probably know that it is often a very simple process: you suffer an injury on the job, you alert your employer, your employer informs the insurance company and you receive a payout unless your claim was denied. Claims are not denied very often, but if it does happen, you may need to take additional measures in order to recover the compensation that you deserve. Even if your claim is not denied, you may still wish to consult an attorney.

Should I sue my employer if I was injured at work?

Lawsuits are a fairly popular option for individuals who have suffered an injury or wrongdoing due to another party's recklessness or negligence, and with good reason. Nobody should have to pay for injuries or negative issues that they could not have avoided, and the fault should lie squarely on the person in the wrong, both legally and morally. Generally, workers' compensation benefits mean that workers are not able to sue their employers, but there are certain exceptions to this rule.

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