Can I Sue? Knowledgeable Third-Party Claims Lawyer.
New York law protects employers from being sued for injuries suffered by their employees on the job. As long as your employer has workers’ compensation insurance and did not intentionally injure you, you cannot sue, although you may recover workers’ compensation benefits.
But if a negligent third party contributed to your accident, you may be able to pursue additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. In those cases, we work as co-counsel with some of the best personal injury firms in the state. At the Law Offices of Dennis Kenny, P.C., we help injured workers pursue all avenues of compensation. Getting you the relief you need is our highest priority.
Workplace Injuries And Third-Party Claims
If you have suffered a workplace injury, it is important to explore all potential sources of financial relief. A personal injury lawsuit allows you to pursue compensation for such elements as pain and suffering, which are not covered under workers’ compensation law.
In order to pursue a personal injury claim for an on-the-job injury, a third party must have been responsible. Common examples of third-party claims include situations in which:
- You were injured in a car or motor vehicle crash while performing your job duties.
- You were injured by the negligence of a contractor or subcontractor.
- You fell from a scaffold or suffered a construction site accident.
- You suffered a slip-and-fall accident on the property of another business or individual while working.
Our experienced attorneys will carefully review the facts of your case to determine the best course of action. We will explore all your options and do everything in our power to help you get the relief you need and deserve. If a personal injury lawsuit is the right way to proceed, we work as co-counsel with some of the best law firms in the state in those cases.
Contact Our Law Firm To Learn More
If you have been injured while working and need help from an attorney, we are here to stand up for your rights. Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-312-5516 to speak with an experienced New York workers’ compensation lawyer. We offer free initial consultations.