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Defective Product Cases: Know Your Rights

Manufacturers and sellers of products, by law, need to make sure that their products are not dangerous, nor defective. Unfortunately some defective products will make it into the hands of consumers. If you, or someone you know, are injured because of a defective product, it is important to know what your rights are. To do so, you should look to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer with years of experience in defective product law. For a free consult you can speak with us to learn what we can do for you, as well as talk about what steps you should take.

Remedies Available for Employees Injured in the Workplace

Drawing of a doctor holding a chalkboard that says Work AccidentAccidents that occur in the workplace are a common cause of personal injury. Each year in the United States, thousands of individuals are injured on the job.

The typical remedy for the injured worker is through the statutes providing workers’ compensation benefits. Replacement for some or sometimes all lost wages, payment of medical bills, and when appropriate, a “lump sum” for the “loss of use” of a body part may be awarded.

While serious or catastrophic workplace injuries occur most frequently in jobs that require heavy physical labor, operation of equipment such as power tools or work on scaffolding and roadways, accidents that result in personal injury can occur in any type of work environment.

Injuries to construction workers frequently result in personal injury claims available because of New York’s laws enacted specifically for that occupation. However, there are a number of other situations in which compensation beyond workers’ compensation benefits are available to compensate employees injured on the job. (more…)