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Heavy Lifting Accident Compensation

If you are a New York City or Long Island worker who was injured while lifting a heavy object at work while performing work functions and duties – this is unfortunate. Know that you might have a right to heavy lifting accident compensation for your injuries and losses under New York State workers’ compensation law.

It might be challenging to navigate through your legal options in your work-related heavy lifting accident case. Thus, a heavy lifting accident lawyer provides legal services to individuals who have been injured as a result of a heavy object lifting accident and increases your chances to obtain the biggest compensation in accordance with the law.

The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian, PC stands by your side. The goal of our heavy lifting accident lawyers is to help injured persons obtain the compensation they need to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. We will investigate, document, negotiate, litigate, and represent your heavy lifting case in New York City and Long Island.

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Workers We Represent in Heavy Lifting Accident Cases

While robots have not completely replaced us, many professions still face the need to do physical labor and therefore lift heavy objects. If you work in one of the following professions and have been injured upon lifting a heavy object at work, you are protected by New York State Workers Compensation Law.

Construction Workers

Carry heavy tools and materials, including steel bars, cement bags, and other building materials

Warehouse Workers

Loading and unloading heavy items from trucks, and moving them around the warehouse using equipment such as forklifts

Nurses and Caregivers

Lifting and transferring patients to their homes, clinics, or hospitals

Delivery Drivers

Lift and deliver heavy packages and items to homes and buildings


Lift heavy car parts and equipment for heavy machinery and more


Lift and move heavy equipment and materials, including bales of hay and bags of feed

Heavy Lifting Accident Types

Lifting heavy objects and machinery can be fairly easy, but they can also cause serious harm. You may underestimate how heavy stuff are which can injure you. There are various types of heavy lifting accidents that can occur and unfortunately result in personal injuries for workers.

Here are just a few examples The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian PC deals with on a daily basis. It’s important to always prioritize safe lifting practices and follow policies to minimize the risk of accidents.

Struck-by Accidents

Lifting heavy objects may cause you to only focus on the object and not what is in front, causing you to get struck by other objects

Equipment Accident

Lifting heavy boxes and objects with machinery can cause an accident if the equipment malfunctions or does not work

Lack of Ergonomic Equipment

Lack of equipment may force laborers to use physical means which means lifting heavy objects themselves causing severe injury

Objects Falling

When carrying heavy objects, people may underestimate the weight causing them to suddenly let go and falling on their feet or other body parts

Lack of Training

Lack of proper training on how to handle heavy machinery and objects may cause serious injury to new laborers

Other Heavy Lifting Accidents

Other accidents involving lifting heavy boxes, objects, machine parts, and more

Common Heavy Lifting Injuries

These serious lifting injuries could cause long-term problems, pain, and suffering not to mention financial losses. It is important to take precautions to prevent these types of injuries. However, if you were unfortunate to suffer a personal injury as a result of a workplace heavy lifting accident, you will find it helpful to get workers’ compensation!

Strains and Sprains

Occur when muscles and ligaments are stretched or torn, can occur in any part of the body, most commonly in the back, shoulders, and knees.

Herniated Discs

Occur when the soft material inside a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior, can cause pain and nerve damage, often caused by repeated lifting and twisting motions.

Joint Injuries

Lifting heavy objects can put a lot of stress on the joints, which can lead to injuries such as joint sprains or arthritis over time.


Occur when bones are subjected to too much force or pressure, can happen when lifting heavy objects, especially if the object is dropped or falls onto the person.


Occurs when a tendon, which connects muscle to bone, becomes inflamed. Can be caused by overuse, often seen in the shoulders, elbows, and wrists.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Condition that occurs when the median nerve, which runs through the wrist, becomes compressed. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and fingers, and is often seen in people who do repetitive tasks such as lifting heavy objects.

Personal Injury Benefits for Laborers

If you are a construction worker, manufacturer, or a laborer and got injured while heavy lifting objects and got personally injured some point during work, you are legally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In New York State, all employers are legally obligated to personal injury insurance which has your back covered in case of a heavy lifting accident. These benefits may include, but are not limited to the following:

Medical Care

Workers are covered with medical treatment/care and reimbursed for medical expenses including doctor visits, testing, prescription, surgery, and more.

Lost Wage Reimbursement

Workers temporarily unable to go back to work are able to receive reimbursements for lost wages. These cash payments are usually 2/3 of their average weekly wages or maximum approved payment.

Permanent Disability Benefits

Also called Scheduled Loss of Use (SLU), these are cash benefits paid to workers who have suffered permanent injuries and are unable to return back to work.

Vocational Rehabilitation

If the injury has caused the worker to not be able to return back to their previous job field, vocational rehabilitation allows them to receive employment through training benefits and job placement.

Death Benefits for Family Members

If a worker suffers a fatal injury resulting in death, surviving family members are able to receive to receive death benefits and payments for funeral expenses.

Regardless if you were totally to blame for the accident, workers’ compensation in NYC is a no-fault system. No party is to blame, which means you can get workers’ compensation benefits after a personal heavy lifting accident. We’ll make sure to collect all necessary evidence/documents for a high successful case win.

Don’t wait to talk to a lawyer! If you were hurt on the job, call us at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian. Our experienced car accident lawyers in NYC are ready to help you get the fair compensation you deserve!

We handle all complex cases, get a free case review/consultation. And you pay no fees until you win your case! Call our office today or use our contact form and let us help you get justice!

Queens-based NYC Workers’ Compensation Attorney Edmond Hakimian

Edmond J. Hakimian, Esq.

Workers’ Compensation Attorney
in New York City & Long Island

The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian PC. represents knowledge and years of experience advocating for our New York City and Long Island clients in the area of workers’ compensation, work injury compensation, personal injury compensation, social security disability, as well as legal protection for uninsured employers.

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