In New York, we’re not unfamiliar with snow and ice. However, many workers don’t know their rights when it comes to injuries sustained due to the perilous conditions of New York winters.
Workplace injuries should be a concern of any business, particularly in the winter. Data shows that nearly one-third of workers compensation claims in the Midwest were as a result of slips and falls on ice, leading to those workers needing to take time away from work to recover.
It’s vital that employees know which injuries are covered by worker’s compensation in New York. Legally, if you suffer an accident that results in an injury while you’re at work, and that accident was due to a harmful workplace environment, then your employer is responsible for compensation. This means that if you suffer any injury as a result of a slip, trip, or fall accident during the winter, and your employer didn’t take countermeasures to protect the accident from occurring, you can claim worker’s compensation.
Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as that, which is why EMD is here to help you with your worker’s compensation claims. It’s often harder for employees to claim compensation for accidents that happened during breaks, company events, or while traveling, even if the accident happened on company property. Many employers will also search for any pre-existing condition you may have that could have contributed to your injury, meaning it’s important to get ahead of the curve and hire a skilled attorney that knows their way around worker’s compensation claims.
At EMD Law, we know how terrifying the worker’s compensation claim process can be, particularly when you’re suffering as a result of a winter workplace accident that your employer could have prevented. That’s why we’ve dedicated our careers to helping workers like you understand their rights in New York and get compensated for the time they’re unable to work and for their medical bills.
So, if you think you’ve got a claim against your employer, get in touch with us today for a free consultation, and we can walk you through the process.