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A workplace accident can leave you with significant pain and suffering, steep medical bills and other hardships. Furthermore, your injury could leave you unable to work for some period of time, leaving you without the means of paying your bills or providing for your loved ones. If you have been injured on the job, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

The Finz firm attorneys have significant experience handling workplace injury cases for clients throughout New York. They can help you pursue all available sources of compensation, so that you have the financial resources you need to make it through this difficult time.

To discuss your workplace accident case, call the Finz firm now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM or simply fill out the free case evaluation form.

Were You Injured at Work?

Workplaces like construction sites, factories, warehouses and other industrial settings have inherent dangers and are the sites of numerous workplace accidents. However, any work setting can be dangerous, including office spaces, restaurants and hotels.

The Finz firm lawyers handle a wide range of workplace accident cases.

Third-Party Claims

If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to more than just workers' compensation benefits. If your accident was the result of the negligence of a third party (not your employer or a fellow employee), you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim as well. Personal injury law allows victims to pursue compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, which are not covered by workers' comp. The Finz firm lawyers can help you pursue all of the avenues of compensation available to you.

Contact NYC Workplace Injury Lawyers

If you, a family member or a friend has suffered a serious injury in a workplace accident, contact the Finz firm now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM or simply fill out the free case evaluation form.

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Workplace Accidents: Long-Term Financial Outcomes

February 23, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Though the study was conducted halfway around the world, it’s implications are equally true for people in America as for people in Europe.  The Economic Consequences of Accidents at Work was authored by Gabriele Mazzolini of the School of Economics and Finance of Public Education in Milan and was published in January, 2015.

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December 05, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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As we somberly honor another anniversary of the terrible attacks on September 11, 2001, we weep for the thousands of lives lost on that horrible day.  We also, even in our sorrow, celebrate all the brave men and women who put themselves at risk to save as many as they could.

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December 19, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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New York Attorneys Offer Work Injury Advice

April 02, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Another day at work in the restaurant or office is as routine as brushing your teeth.  But, what about a day where the routine is anything but normal due to a work-related injury?  Accidents at work happen all the time and not just in the big cases we read about in the news.  Work-related accidents can cover everything from slipping and falling on oil or another object on the floor, to burns taking a main dish out of the oven in the kitchen, to malfunctions of equipment and carelessness among other workers.  All injuries have the potential of leading to injury, or even death.

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February 15, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Last year, a worker at Cintas Industrial Laundry Plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma was killed when he fell from a conveyor belt while trying to unlodge a load of laundry from one of the high-capacity, industrial drying machines.  Although not fatal in other cases, it was found that many others had regularly walked on the conveyor belt to unlodge loads of laundry over time, showing the incident was not as uncommon as initially believed. What causes employees to engage in unsafe behavior around heavy machinery and equipment, particularly when they know that machines could easily malfunction when misused?

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