Getting injured on the job can cause you to be out of work for an extended period of time – if you’re able to go back at all. It’s important to seek out treatment as soon as you get injured as well as report your injuries to your employer.
You may be wondering: Are my injuries common in New York? Do many employees get injured on the job?
Learn more about common workplace injuries in New York, and then find a lawyer to help you with your case.
How Often Do Injuries Occur in the Workplace?
In New York, private industry businesses reported 125,500 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2021. That’s a rate of 2.2 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers.
Keep in mind that if you’re an independent contractor, you do not count as an employee. New York businesses are legally required to have worker’s comp to cover employers who get injured.
Common Workplace Injuries in New York
Workplace injuries can happen if there’s an accident, or they can start to appear over time. For instance, if you do the same thing every day, the part of your body you’re using might begin to hurt.
Some of the most common workplace injuries include repetitive stress injuries, broken bones, lifting, and knee injuries. New York employees also report getting mesothelioma, vision and hearing loss, and shoulder and neck injuries on the job.
Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you need representation after getting injured at work, then contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates. Gash & Associates help clients throughout Westchester County. We offer free consultations. Reach us now by calling (914) 328-8800.