Legal Question in Personal Injury in New York

Is it a possible case if a person gets a laceration on their face while at work with company equipment.

Asked on 2/03/10, 2:10 pm

4 Answers from Attorneys

Jason Kessler Law Offices of Jason B. Kessler, P.C.

Yes there is. It is a Workers Compensation Case.

I suggest that you immediately fill out a C-3 Report and file your case with the workers compensation board. You may be entitled to a permanent disfigurement injury should the scar remain on your face for a year. If you have any questions, contact my office. My website is

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Answered on 2/08/10, 2:17 pm
Stuart DiMartini Law Offices of Stuart DiMartini

When you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. These benefits will cover your medical care and treament as well as a schedule for your lost wages if any, and a possible permanency award. You can also investigate whether there is a possible third-party claim. That is where someone other than your boss or co-employee were at fault for the accident. This may even include a products liability claim. Feel free to call us at 1.888.487.6735. Visit our website at

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Answered on 2/08/10, 5:14 pm
Michael E. Zuller Zuller Law Offices

You may make a workers compensation claim, certainly. Speak with your employer or superviser. A products liability case against the manufacturer, distributer, maintainer, etc. of the equipment is possible, but much more difficult. Best, M. E. Zuller

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Answered on 2/09/10, 5:56 am
Pasquale Calcagno Calcagno & Associates, PLLC

Yes. You have a workers compensation case and (possibly) a third party personal injury case against the manufacturer or designer of the machine, depending on the facts of the case. Unfortunately, you did not provide any facts and I am unable to give you a more complete answer. Call me, Pasquale Calcagno, Esq., at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free, confidential consultation so we can discuss your cases. You can also visit us on the web at for useful information on workers compensation and personal injury claims. We have convenient locations all over New York and can even have an attorney come to you upon request. I look forward to fighting hard for your rights.

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Answered on 2/09/10, 2:45 pm

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