Sanitation workers in NYC serve a vital role in the health and welfare of the five boroughs as they collect trash in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Unfortunately, these hard working City employees are exposed to daily dangers of the job which put their safety at risk.
The City of New York Department of Sanitation (“DSNY”) employs many hard working employees including garbage truck drivers, laborers, machinists, garbage collectors, and others. Sanitation workers can be injured in the line of duty for the City of New York. They often sustain serious personal injuries in the course of their daily employment.
Our firm represents the injured plaintiff in truck accident matters, tractor trailer litigation, garbage truck accidents, and represents workers injured in the line of duty including City of New York sanitation workers and members of teamsters local 831.
NYC Sanitation workers can recover compensation from a number of different sources depending on the facts and circumstances of the work accident they were involved in:
Labor Law 27-a mandates that every employer shall provide employees a place of work which is free from hazards likely to cause injury to the employees and which provides reasonable and adequate protection to worker lives, health, and safety.
A lawsuit against the City of New York for a line of duty (LOD) incident allows the injured sanitation worker to recover compensation for:
We previously discussed on our blog that a NYC sanitation worker does not need to prove lack of fault in order to receive compensation for his injuries.
A NYC sanitation worker who is injured on the job in a line of duty incident has only ninety (90) days to file a Notice of Claim against The City of New York. It is crucial to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney immediately so that your right to recover compensation is not lost.
Contact the NYC sanitation worker injury lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates at (212) 222-1111. Our firm will file a timely claim and conduct a full evaluation to make sure you receive the absolute maximum recovery.
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