Workplace accident claims frequently involve outside contractors, multiple parties, contracts and insurance coverage. Promptly recording and preserving evidence, including documents, is critical to defending claims from a work-related injury. Litigation surrounding workplace injuries often turns on issues such as “supervision and control,” enforceability of indemnity and insuring agreements under New York State’s statutory law and common law, liability under New York State Labor Law §§ 240(1) and 241(6), and the liability of an employer under New York’s Workers’ Compensation Law.
Workplace accidents put considerable strain on businesses and require vigilance on the part of management to ensure a reasonably safe working environment. Distinguishing between worker negligence and a legitimately injured worker can be difficult, especially when accidents occur without witnesses. Our attorneys excel at providing our clients the proper guidance and counsel as they manage workplace injury lawsuits brought against businesses or organizations.
Phillips Lytle has a long history of successfully defending manufacturing facilities and businesses against litigation stemming from injured workers. Our attorneys have obtained successful determinations on such workplace accidents at every stage of litigation in the state and federal courts across New York State.
It is important to follow a number of key steps if someone is injured on the job at your workplace or facility. Managing workplace injury lawsuits requires swift and calculated action. Our attorneys execute the key steps needed to collect evidence and documentation which will be required in the event litigation follows as a result of workplace injuries. These steps are crucial in the preparation of any litigation following workplace accidents as an injured worker seeks lost wages or has filed a workers’ compensation claim.
Phillips Lytle’s defense attorneys have a long history of success in workplace accident defense. Some of the most notable examples of our work involve workplace injuries and litigation, including working with a major chemical manufacturer, providing guidance in a suit in support of general contractors and other notable clients with workplace injuries and workplace injury lawsuits.Some examples of our noteworthy workplace injury success: