On the job injuries can add significant expenses and stress to most households. From doctor's bills, the cost of medical equipment to lost income, the financial impact of on the job injuries can be devastating. Add to that lost wages from missed shifts and you have a dramatic interruption of your daily life.
The family of an 18-year-old worker was left grieving last month after the man was struck and killed by the compactor blade of a recycling truck. The accident occurred inside a recycling plant near the East River, in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood. According to witnesses, the man was loading paper into the rear of the truck when the compactor came down on his chest, killing him.
Be it a factory, construction site, or in an office, there are inherent dangers present in every workplace and the possibility of an employee getting seriously injured at work here in New York City is very real.
If you're like most people, you don't like to make a big fuss when you get injured at work. Your first impulse may be to brush it off and play the stoic. Unfortunately, injuries that you thought were minor at first often turn out to be more serious. That's why it's important you follow proper procedures regarding any injury you receive at your workplace. There are certain steps you need to take to protect yourself.