Types of Work Accidents

Workplace accidents can occur in any type of work environment. The construction industry often comes to mind when one thinks of on-the-job accidents, however every industry has its risks and workers in all professions can become a victim of an accident.

Fortunately, the law is intended to protect injured workers in New York by requiring all employers in the State to provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident you may be entitled to workers’ compensation and / or Social Security Disability benefits. However, obtaining the benefits that you may be owed can be difficult to do and many workers are unable to get the support that they need.

At The Disability Guys, we are dedicated to representing all New York workers who have been injured in workplace accidents. Contact us today for a free consultation on your legal options after a work injury.

Types of Work Accidents

Below you will see a list of common workplace accidents that occur in New York. While these are some of the most common accidents, we help all New York workers who have been injured no matter what type of accident caused the injury.

Slip & Fall Accidents

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. Additionally, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause to occupational injury in people aged 55 years or older.

These accidents can happen in any work environment and the injuries sustained can range in severity.

Some of the most common types of injuries suffered in slip and fall accidents include fractures, sprains, knee injuries and hand or wrist injuries.

If you were injured in the course of work as the result of a slip and fall or other type of accident, you may be entitled to financial support in the form of workers’ compensation or Social Security disability.

To learn more about slip and fall accidents in the workplace click here.

Office Accidents

Many people think that offices are free from any dangers, however this is not true. In fact, injuries are often sustained in office environments.

Some of the most common types of workplace accidents and injuries that occur in the office include:

  • Trips over wires
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Slip and falls
  • Muscle strains
  • Back injuries

If you work in an office and were injured in the course of work, you have the right to workers’ compensation.

Construction Accidents

Construction sites in New York are inherently dangerous. Heavy equipment, hazardous materials and elevated heights often cause serious accidents on construction sites.

Some of the most common types of construction accidents that occur in New York include:

These are only some of the most common types of construction accidents. However, there are many other types of accidents that can occur on a construction site. If you have been injured on a construction site you may be entitled to receive workers compensation.

The Disability Guys have the experience required to represent New York workers in all types of construction accidents.

Mining Accidents

Miners work hundreds of feet below the surface with heavy machinery and explosives – a deadly combination. Miners a six times more likely to be injured on the job than most professions, but they are just as likely to have their benefits denied.

Learn more about the legal options available to miners here.

Hospital Accidents

Hospital workers can become victims of many different types of accidents. Workers in the healthcare industry are not only susceptible to standard accidents such as a slip and fall, but are also at risk of other types of accidents in the healthcare industry.

For example, nurses and doctors can contract diseases or illnesses from their patients. Additionally, workers can suffer injuries to the back, neck, knee or hip when maneuvering a patient.

Have you been injured in a hospital accident? Contact us today for a free consultation. We will help evaluate your situation and maximize your chances of recovering workers’ compensation.

Warehouse & Factory Accidents

Warehouse and factory workers are often subject to dangerous working conditions. Unfortunately, these dangerous working conditions can result in serious accidents and injuries.

Some of the most common types of accidents and injuries that occur in a warehouse or factory include:

  • Back Injuries
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Forklift Accidents
  • Lifting Injuries
  • Machine Injuries

Contact us today if you have been injured while working in a warehouse or factory. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have experience representing warehouse workers and factory workers who were injured on the job.

  • Fatalities & Wrongful Death
  • Car Accidents While Working
  • Defective Equipment
  • Industrial Work Accidents
  • Chemical Accidents
  • Refinery Accidents
  • Mining Accidents
  • Port / Dock Accidents

Work Accident Lawyers In New York

Were you or a friend injured on the job or are you unable to work due to a disability?

You may have the right to receive workers’ compensation or Social Security disability benefits under New York law. However, obtaining the benefits that you are owed can be very difficult.

In fact, many injured workers are unable to get the benefits that they deserve due to the complicated application process or other problems.

The Disability Guys are committed to helping injured workers obtain the workers’ compensation that they deserve. We represent all injured workers in New York no matter what industry or what type of accident occurred. Contact us today at (866) 205-2415 for a free consultation.


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