NYC Worker Doesn’t Need to Prove Lack of Fault, According to Court
This story is very current as it happened on April 4th. New York’s highest court ruled on Tuesday in the favor of a New York City sanitation worker. He was suing over injuries he sustained in a workplace accident. According to him, he should receive compensation for the injuries. The court ruled in his favor. They said he does not have to prove that he wasn’t to blame in order to get summary judgement of liability.
The ruling ended up being 4-3 in his favor. This ruling comes from the New York Court of Appeals. They reversed a decision from a trial judge in the Appellate Division. This reversal was for the ruling of partial summary judgement. The suit was filed by Carlos Rodriguez who was accusing a fellow sanitation employee from the City of New York for violating safety regulations.
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, you could have a valid personal injury claim. Each case is different, but if the injury happened while you were at work because safety regulations were not being followed, you could receive financial compensation for your injuries and other damages. To find out more and to get legal help, contact Frekhtman & Associates today by calling (212) 222-1111.
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