New York Saw and Cutting Blade Accident Lawyer

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Did you recently suffer an injury from a saw or cutting blade accident at work in New York City? If so, you’re likely facing a challenging time. Dealing with the aftermath of a cutting blade accident can be overwhelming, especially when you’re already struggling with medical bills and lost income. You could be entitled to compensation for your harm, but getting that compensation is easier said than done – unless you have qualified legal assistance.

You don’t have to go through this alone. An experienced New York City cutting blade & saw accident attorney from The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., can guide you through the legal system and demand the maximum compensation you deserve. We can identify all potential sources of compensation for your recovery and handle all the legal details while you focus on healing.

Contact us now for a free initial consultation to discuss your options and learn how our NYC saw and cutting blade accident lawyers can help.

Why You Should Work with Us After a Saw or Cutting Blade Accident at Work

Best Law Firms 2024 BadgeChoosing The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., for your workplace accident claim in New York means aligning yourself with a team of experienced, dedicated, and compassionate legal professionals. Here are just a few of the many reasons why you should work with us after a saw or cutting blade accident:

  • Decades of proven experience – With over 40 years in the legal field, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., brings a wealth of knowledge and a track record of significant and favorable case results to our work on your claim.
  • Exceptional results – Our firm has successfully recovered over half a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients, demonstrating our commitment to pursuing outstanding results for injured people.
  • Focus on construction accidents – The attorneys at our firm focus on construction accident cases, handling more of these cases annually than many lawyers have in their entire careers.
  • Commitment to clients – Our firm operates with a client-centered approach. We treat each client like family, taking the time to understand your unique situation and needs.
  • Comprehensive legal support – Whether you have a workers’ compensation claim, Labor Law case, or other third-party personal injury claim, we’ll stand by you through every aspect of your case.
  • No upfront cost – We offer free consultations and operate on a contingency fee basis. You pay no legal fees until we secure payment for your injuries and losses.
  • Solid reputation – The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is highly respected in the legal community and is known for winning groundbreaking cases that have reshaped New York law in favor of accident victims.

Common Causes and Types of Saw and Cutting Blade Accidents

Saw and cutting blade accidents are unfortunately common on construction sites, often leading to serious injuries. These tools, while essential for cutting materials, can be dangerous when misused, malfunctioning, or not properly maintained.

Here are some examples of common types of saw and cutting blade accidents in the workplace:

  • Kickback accidents – This happens when a saw blade gets pinched or stuck in the material being cut, causing the saw to kick back toward the operator. Dull blades are often a factor in such an accident.
  • Blade contact injuries – These injuries occur when a body part comes into direct contact with a spinning blade. Blade contact can result from failure to use a push stick or the lack of a safety guard, for example. Such accidents often result in deep cuts, lacerations, or amputations.
  • Flying debris injuries – When saws cut through materials, they can create flying wood chips, splinters, and fragments. If flying objects hit workers without proper eye protection, they can cause eye injuries, lacerations, or other injuries.
  • Equipment malfunction injuries – Sometimes, power-driven saws, hand-operated saws, and cutting blades malfunction due to poor maintenance, wear and tear, or defects. Defects in a cutting tool can lead the equipment to behave in unexpected and hazardous ways.
  • Electrical accidents – For electric-powered saws, there is a risk of electric shock to the saw user, especially in damp cutting area conditions or if the equipment is faulty. That can lead to severe injuries or even fatalities.

Types of Injuries from Workplace Saw and Cutting Blade Accidents

Saw and cutting blade accidents on construction sites can result in a wide range of injuries, some of which can be severe or even life-threatening. Common examples include the following:

  • Lacerations
  • Amputations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Eye injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Abrasions
  • Contusions
  • Deep cuts
  • Severed tendons
  • Severed nerves
  • Burns
  • Infections
  • Shock due to blood loss
  • Psychological trauma

Legal Rights Under New York Labor Law

top 10 law firm logoUnder New York Labor Law 200, construction workers have significant legal rights that protect their safety on the job. The law requires all construction sites to provide reasonable and adequate protection for the health and safety of every worker. If a construction site is unsafe or if the equipment is not well-maintained, and it leads to an accident, the injured worker has the right to pursue legal action.

Employers must ensure that work environments are free from preventable hazards that could cause injuries. That includes properly maintaining all equipment, providing necessary safety gear, and ensuring workers follow all safety procedures. If a worker gets hurt because the site was unsafe or the equipment was faulty, they can file personal injury claims seeking compensation for all their related losses – including all their lost income, pain, suffering, and other benefits unavailable from workers’ compensation.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Workers Hurt in Saw and Cutting Blade Accidents

In New York City, employees who get hurt in saw and cutting blade accidents at work have the right to claim workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits cover medical expenses and replace a portion of any income losses resulting from the injury. Workers’ compensation also offers benefits for permanent disabilities resulting from the accident.

Workers’ compensation benefits are available regardless of who was at fault for the accident. That means they can still receive benefits even if the worker made a mistake that led to the accident. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you claim the full range of workers’ comp benefits.

Other Third-Party Personal Injury Claims in Saw and Cutting Blade Cases

You could have a viable third-party personal injury claim if negligence on the part of someone other than your employer and co-workers led to the cutting blade accident that injured you. For example, if the injury was due to a defective power saw or blade, you might have a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the equipment.

Third-party claims can provide additional compensation for losses like pain and suffering, which are not covered under workers’ compensation. It’s important to understand that these claims require proving that another party was at fault for the injury. Our knowledgeable attorneys can determine whether a third-party claim is a viable option in your case.

Get Help with Your NYC Saw or Cutting Blade Injury Claim

Don’t let uncertainty and stress overwhelm you. Contact our NYC construction accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., today for a free consultation. We’re ready to discuss your case, explain your rights, and outline the steps we can take toward securing your financial and personal recovery.