Hurt On The Job: Workplace Injuries

Serious workplace injuries are far too common in the U.S. It is estimated that over 4,000 workers are killed on the job each year, and millions more suffer non-fatal but serious injuries. This is why compensation for medical care, including disability benefits and vocational rehabilitation, is available through the New York workers' compensation system. It does not matter who is at fault for the injury.

At Bronnberg & Henriquez PC, we have decades of experience helping injured workers organize and locate the documents and evidence needed to support their claim and negotiate a settlement, and we offer legal representation for disputed claims.

Typical workplace injuries include:

  • Falls from heights
  • Slips or trips on uneven or slippery floors or stairs
  • Back injuries and muscle strains and tears
  • Carpal tunnel and other repetitive motion injuries
  • Machine crushing or entanglement
  • Motor vehicle accidents with a company car or while working
  • Falling objects or debris
  • On-the-job violent acts
  • Electrocution
  • Head injuries, including concussion, traumatic brain injury and wounds

The Top 10 Most Frequently Violated OSHA Standards

Employers have a duty to ensure a safe and hazard-free workplace. Not all employers do. The U.S. Department of Labor cites the Top 10 most frequently violated standards violated as:

  1. Fall protection
  2. Hazard communication
  3. Secured scaffolding
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Industrial trucks
  6. Control of hazardous energy
  7. Ladders
  8. Electrical wiring methods, components and equipment
  9. Machinery and machine guarding
  10. Electrical systems

With over 30 years of combined experience, Bronnberg & Henriquez PC can help you through your workplace injury and the workers' compensation process. Contact the experienced attorneys at Bronnberg & Henriquez PC in Queens, NY for effective, personal service. Call 718-509-6788 or fill out our online contact form and a lawyer will get back to you promptly.