Labor Law Injury Attorney in Westchester County
Fighting for Justice for Injured Employees in Westchester County
There are a number of claims that are related to violations of labor law.
Employees who suffer an injury due to a failure of the company to adhere
to New York or federal labor laws can be served by a Westchester County
labor law attorney from Bronson Law Offices, P.C.. New York labor law
protects workers from unsafe conditions, including falls from scaffolding
- in which contractors or company owners will be held 100% responsible
for injuries to workers in scaffold falls when the required safety equipment
has not been made available to them Labor Law §240(1).
Workers are must be protected from unsafe conditions while on the job.
The construction industry remains one of the most dangerous, statistically,
and the injuries sustained are often serious, life threatening, or result
in permanent disability or loss of life. Employers that have violated
OSHA regulations, failed to maintain their equipment so that workers are
safe, or have engaged in any type of discrimination can be held accountable,
and damages sought. These
personal injury cases are of great importance with regard to justice for the worker.
Workers are Protected in New York State
New York workers have more legal protections than are found in many other
states. As company owners and contractors can be held accountable and
forced to pay damages in this state, these cases are frequently being
litigated in civil court. There are law firms that specialize in defending
companies that have claims filed against them, and it is important that
an injured worker is represented by a skilled litigator. As with any case,
if the worker was the individual who, even though provided with correct
equipment, refused to use the equipment it is not likely that compensation
could be recovered.
As workers' compensation law allows for an injured worker to get compensation
for injuries suffered while performing work duties, this type of claim
is to pursue compensation beyond that which could be recovered through
workers' compensation benefits. The safety of workers is important.
If a company is negligent in taking reasonable care to protect their workers,
it makes sense that they could be forced to pay compensatory damages to
the injured or to the families who have lost a loved one.
Other Types of Claims Under NY Labor Law
There are other types of claims related to New York labor law. The Department
of Labor of the state will punish those employers and allows for civil
penalties for each violation. Wage and hour claims, unpaid wages, reasonable
meal periods and other matters are covered by state law. If you or a loved
one has been victimized by an employer, action can be taken against the
firm and any other responsible party. Pursuing damages can be difficult,
and it requires great skill in negotiating with the employer if a trial
in civil court is to be avoided. In either case, Bronson Law Offices,
P.C. in partnership with Phillip DeCaro, a highly skilled civil litigation
attorney, can take the case in hand and advise you how to best proceed,
with the goal of achieving fair and full compensation for all damages.
Each case requires a full evaluation by analyzing the situation and the
impact the violation has had on the life and health of the worker, and
pursuing compensatory damages that are fair, based upon those facts. A
well documented case can be presented to a jury in civil court, or to
the insurance company for the firm so that the company makes the wise
decision and pays the client fair damages.