NYC Attorneys Litigate EMS Injuries
Seeking full compensation through a personal injury lawsuit
In New York State, the workers’ compensation system covers emergency medical service workers. That means medical expenses and partial pay are covered, but injured employees who are unable to work will lose a significant portion of their earnings and get nothing for their pain and suffering. Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson wants you to know you have additional options. Under workers’ comp, you cannot sue your employer or a coworker, even if they were negligent. But, if a third party’s negligent, reckless or deliberate act caused your injury, you can sue for personal injury and possibly recover full compensation. Our knowledgeable attorneys can evaluate the facts of your case and determine whether a third party lawsuit is viable. Then, if you choose to retain our services, we can pursue your case aggressively, fighting for the best possible outcome.
EMS workers face heightened danger on the job
The public is generally unaware of the perils EMS workers face on the job every day. Although EMS workers are not called upon to put themselves in harm’s way to the extent that police and firefighters do, the National Association of State EMS Officials points to a heightened risk compared to other workers:
- The overall rate of injury and illness among EMS workers is six times higher than the national average.
- The rate of lifting injury is 21 times the national average.
- The rate of transportation injury is 30 times higher than the U.S. average.
- The rate of violence‐related injury is 22 times higher than the national average.
We may never know to what extent these increased rates of injury stem from negligence, but EMS workers who suffer preventable injuries should not have to settle for a fraction of their income. Was your injury caused by:
- A negligent driver striking your EMS vehicle?
- A hidden hazard at a building where you responded?
- An assault from a bystander?
- Defective equipment that malfunctioned at the scene?
Any of the circumstances suggested above could support a personal injury lawsuit. Get the facts from a knowledgeable injury attorney and learn how you could recover for your medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and additional losses related to your injury.
Contact our injury attorneys to pursue full compensation for EMS injuries
Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson respects and admires EMS workers, who perform works of mercy under difficult circumstances. If you or an EMS worker you love suffered a serious injury on the job, we are prepared to fight for your rights. To schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable injury attorney, call us at 888.746.8212 or contact our office online.