Workers in any industry can become victims of work-related accidents and injuries. However, there are certain lines of work that are inherently more dangerous than others.
Industrial work encompasses a wide variety of different jobs, however most industrial work is hazardous by nature.
Understanding legal rights and options after a workplace accident can be critical in a successful recovery.
Dangers of Industrial Jobs In New York
Industrial work accidents are among the most common and are typically among the most severe types of accidents.
Types of Industrial Work:
- Oil and gas extraction
- Chemical processing
- Food processing
These lines of work are inherently dangerous due to the nature of the work and hazardous equipment used.
Workers who become injured in an industrial accident often need to take time away from work in order to recover from the injury that they sustain. As a result, many injured workers lose a main source of income which can cause financial pressures.
In addition to lost income, injured workers can also incur expensive medical bills as a result of their injury. Common medical expenses associated with a workplace injury include prescription costs, medical examinations, hospital visits and more.
With expensive medical bills and a lack of income, workers are often faced with difficult financials decisions.
Fortunately, workers’ compensation is designed to protect and support injured workers in New York by providing cash payments during recovery from a work-related injury.
Am I Entitled To Workers’ Compensation After An Industrial Accident?
In the State of New York, all workers who become injured on the job are eligible to obtain workers’ compensation to help pay for a portion of lost wages and expenses related to their workplace injury.
Additionally, workers’ compensation is for workplace injuries, regardless of what type of accident occurred, so long as the injury was sustained at work or in the course of work.
Therefore, employees who become injured as the result of an industrial work accident should qualify to obtain workers’ compensation.
However, winning a workers’ comp claim and obtaining the money is often easier said than done.
In fact, many workers are denied on the first application.
Working With A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Have you or loved one been injured in an industrial accident or some other type of work-related accident?
If so, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation for your injuries. However, it can be very difficult to obtain the benefits that you may need.
At The Disability Guys, we are dedicated to helping injured workers throughout New York to obtain workers’ compensation and any other benefits that they may be entitled to after a workplace accident.
We have more than 80 years of experience and are prepared to help you obtain any compensation that you may be owed.
Contact us today at (866) 205-2415 or through our online form for a free consultation.