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What to Do When You're Injured in a Manufacturing or Industrial Accident in New York City and Long Island

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Injured on a New York Industrial Site?

Manufacturing and factory workers spend long hours on the job exposed to numerous dangerous machinery and fumes. Because of these, they are at a higher risk for workplace accidents and severe injuries. Similar to construction workers and restaurant workers, these workers face risks from carrying heavy objects, to falling from large heights resulting in catastrophic workplace injuries.

When you choose us at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian, we’ll advocate for your rights and fight to get the justice you deserve. You have every right for workers’ compensation in the state of New York, and we’ll make sure you get the maximum compensation. Workplace accidents are severe and can drastically change your life, and while recovery is your number one, the medical bills is another struggle you will have to face. Let us fight for you!

File Industrial and Manufacturing Accident Workers' Compensation Claim

File an industrial and manufacturing accident workers’ compensation claim with us now! By hiring us, we’ll help advocate for your rights and to:

  1. Assess your claim
  2. Help navigate you through the claims process
  3. File your claim on time 
  4. Handle an appeal in case of denial
  5. Negotiate to maximize your compensation

Each case is different! Submit us a message using our contact form or call us at 718-362-3180 for a free legal consultation to discuss your case.

Workers' Compensation for Industrial and Manufacturing Workers in New York and Long Island

Who Do We Represent in an Industrial or Manufacturing Workplace Accident?

Should you suffer a workplace accident, know that industrial workers are covered by workers’ compensation in the state of New York if they suffer a workplace injury. Shown below is a brief example of the many industrial workers represented by the Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian and are often eligible for Workers’ Compensation:


These workers assemble parts or components to create a finished product using hand tools, machinery, or automated systems in prodction lines

Machine Operators

Operators operate and monitor machinery used in manufacturing, and are responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting machinery

Material Handlers

Focusing on materials, these workers transport materials, supplies, and finished products operating on forklifts and other machinery to load, unload, etc.

Packaging Operators

Responsible for packaging finished products, labeling the containers, preparing them for shipment and delivery around NYC


Welders join or cut parts using heat and specialized tools to create components for assemblers and other NYC factory workers

Maintenance Technicians

These technicians perform repairs, maintenance, and troubleshooting of machinery equipment, and other systems such as electric and mechanical

Chemical Operators

This category includes operators involved in chemical manufacturing following protocol, monitoring reactions, and ensure proper handling

Industrial Electricians

Technicians that are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical equipment systems in NYC manufacturing facilities

NYC Industrial and Manufacturing Worker Accidents

Industrial and manufacturing accidents can be catastrophically severe. And happen in various industries such as construction sites, mining plants, chemical locations, and more. Many things can go wrong when you are working in such a dangerous field with heavy machinery and equipment. However, our knowledgeable team has years of experience handling manufacturing/factory accidents whether simple or complicated including:

Slips, Trips, and Falls

These are accidents that occur when a worker slips, trips, or falls while on the job, such as on icy surfaces, wet floors, or uneven terrain.

Falling Objects and Debris

Falling objects and debris especially from higher levels can hit people causing a major accident

Equipment Malfunction

Occurs when a worker uses machinery that starts to malfunction resulting in the equipment losing control and can hurt the worker

Toxic Chemical Exposure

Certain chemicals and materials used in the industry can be harmful when accidentally inhaled or ingested


Hot surfaces, chemicals, and machines used to burn materials and objects may come into contact with workers

Electric Shocks

There may be faulty wiring or live circuits that can be overlooked or mishandled causing an electric shock

Common Causes for NYC Industrial and Manufacturing Accidents

Knowing how to prevent workplace accidents from happening and avoiding them is key. When you’re on the job, you want to be focused and prioritize on the task at hand. However, it is very easy to lose sight of your environment and what is in front of you. Furthermore, employer negligence from lack of routine checkups is another huge cause. From worker miscommunication to improper maintenance, there are many common causes that result in these industrial and manufacturing accidents, such as:

Mishandling of Equipment and Machinery

Not being prepared or trained for certain machinery is easily preventable with proper manuals and training

Improper Maintenance of Equipment and Machinery

A huge cause for accidents is not properly maintaining equipment and the proper routines for caring for machinery

Lack of Proper Safety Equipment like Gas Masks

Prevention is key with high quality equipment and industrial grade products able to withstand fumes and extreme machinery use

Oversight of Small Tools and Objects

Loose objects and tools can cause someone to slip or fall if they aren't looking or machinery can get stuck if a tool or object is accidentally lodged

Serious Industrial and Manufacturing Injuries That Can Happen

While we can try our best to avoid injuries by being safe and protecting ourselves, mishaps can happen and cause severe injuries. If you’ve suffered injuries from a manufacturing or industrial accident, even if just chronic pain from routine work, you should file a workers’ compensation claim. Here are some examples of injuries that can qualify in the event you are injured in an industrial or manufacturing accident: 

Cuts and Burns

These can result from handling machinery and its components, falling objects during work, or contact with hot surfaces

Head Injuries

Head injuries, including concussions, if they are involved in accidents where their head hits a hard surface or experiences a sudden jolt.

Lower Back Injuries

Workers involved in lifting, carrying, or handling heavy machinery may experience back injuries, such as herniated discs, muscle strains, or spinal injuries.


Severe trauma to certain parts of the body such as spinal injury may cause loss of motor function and result in paralysis.

Lifelong Internal Injuries

Working with heavy machinery may cause internal trauma and result in lifelong internal injuries.


Workers’ Compensation Benefits
for Industrial and Manufacturing Workers

If you are an industrial, factory, or manufacturing worker and got injured in an industrial site or at some point during work, you are legally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In New York State, all employers are legally obligated to have workers’ compensation insurance which has your back covered in case of an industrial 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 factory workplace accident.

How a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help You

When filing a claim, it can be very stressful with all the documentations and evidence needed. With a Workers’ Compensation attorney, we can help navigate you through the process of the claim and assess your compensation! 

Furthermore, our attorneys have knowledge of the laws of NYS surrounding industrial and manufacturing accidents. By having an attorney, it makes it easier to investigate the case, and give you a much better success rate of winning! 

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 factory 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.

Call now and get a free industrial and manufacturing accident legal consultation and case evaluation. Pay nothing unless your case is won!

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