Jonathan H. Poznansky, Attorney at Law

New Yorker injured in heavy machinery accident

Many New Yorkers take their jobs for granted. Therefore, when they suddenly lose their job, they find themselves on uncertain financial footing. The same holds true for those who are injured in workplace accidents. In nearly every case, workplace accident victims are completely surprised by the incident, which means they are totally unprepared to deal with the damages this incident can cause. This means these victims may struggle to find a way to pay for unexpected medical expenses, and they might have difficulty paying for their everyday living expenses when their wages are cut off due to their inability to work.

One New Yorker may be in this position now after he was hospitalized after suffering on-the-job injuries. Reports indicate that the man suffered serious injuries after he became stuck inside of the housing of a conveyor belt that was being used to sift soil on the property where he was working. Apparently, the worker became unconscious while trapped and had to be pulled from the machine by a coworker. He was then rushed to the hospital where he remains in critical condition. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Heavy machinery, like this, often plays a role in workplace injuries. However, there are usually other contributing factors, such as lack of safety equipment or improper training. Regardless of the exact cause of a workplace injury, a hurt worker may be able to recover workers' compensation if he can show that his injuries were suffered while performing his job duties. If successful, such a worker may be able to receive the money he needs to stay financially afloat while he focuses on his recovery.

Although the workers' compensation process seems easy, it can actually be quite challenging. Claims are often denied for various reasons, which means that injured workers need to make sure they are putting forth strong legal arguments from the get-go. To learn more about how to craft these legal arguments, those who have been injured on the job can discuss their situation with an experienced attorney.

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