Serving Victims of Workplace Injuries in Buffalo and western New York
Over the decades, American workplaces have become safer thanks to legislation and regulatory agencies created to protect workers. Nevertheless, figures from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that in 2011 almost 3 million people across the country suffered workplace injuries. Nearly 12 workplace deaths happen every day.
Construction and industrial sites are acknowledged as dangerous places to work. But so are offices, hospitals, and stores when safety protocols are not followed or when workers have not been adequately trained. Some injuries result from faulty or poorly maintained equipment; some workplace injuries are caused by cost-cutting management or dangerous conditions on the premises; and some are due to the recklessness of others at the job site.
A workplace accident may involve one or more of a variety of injuries:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones, fractures
- Cuts and lacerations
- Brain injury
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Sprains, strains or tears.
Medical expenses and some wage loss due to a workplace injury should be covered by workers’ compensation. But if negligence or recklessness are involved, the injured worker may be able to file a claim against a third party to recover compensation for those work-related injuries. This could be a subcontractor or an equipment manufacturer, or it could be a negligent driver.
For more than 30 years Feroleto Law has been helping people who were injured in a workplace accident in Buffalo or elsewhere in Upstate New York. We know the questions to ask to determine whether your injuries are compensable through a personal injury lawsuit. To schedule a free consultation, contact the workplace injury attorneys at Feroleto Law by phoning (716) 854-0700 or by completing our online contact form. Let us put our experience to work for you.