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EMS Worker Injuries

Attorneys Representing Injured New York EMS Workers

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 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.

Barasch & McGarry puts the client and their needs first. Always. Their staff is knowledgeable and professional. The attorneys are accessible and responsive and take the time to explain what could be dense information for those not familiar with it. In my experience, I have always been impressed with their level of service and attention and I’ve never waited for a call back.

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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.

Common causes of EMS worker injury include:

  • EMS vehicle collisions
  • Hazardous building conditions
  • Assaults by victims and bystanders
  • Defective equipment

Any of the circumstances suggested above could support a personal injury lawsuit. It’s important to tell your side of the story and get the facts from a knowledgeable injury attorney. We will educate you on the process for recovering compensation for your medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and additional losses related to your injury.

Post-9/11 Cancer & Illness Compensation For EMS Workers

Many EMS workers who responded to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and/or worked on rescue and reclamation at Ground Zero have suffered devastating illnesses due to toxic contamination. If you or a EMS worker you know worked at Ground Zero or in Lower Manhattan in the months that followed 9/11, you may be eligible for significant compensation and free healthcare through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). Injury claims for 9/11 illness have stringent deadlines so it’s important to act fast. You can find more specific information on our 9/11 Victim Compensation website by clicking the button below:

Pursuing Full Compensation For Your On The Job Injuries

Barasch & McGarry respects the bravery and selflessness of EMS workers who perform works of mercy under difficult circumstances. You deserve a tough, experienced NY attorney on your side, working to get you fair treatment and compensation for your preventable injuries.

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If you or a EMS worker you love suffered a disabling injury, you should explore all your legal options. To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury law attorney, call us at 844-874-1564 or contact our office online.

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