Hurt at Work? When Can You Have a Third Party Claim in Addition to Worker’s Compensation?

Hurt at WorkBonina & Bonina, P.C. is a team of five lawyers with over 95 years of combined experience representing injured New Yorkers, including those hurt on the job. We have the knowledge and expertise to evaluate your case and determine all of your damages, but more importantly, we have the experience to help you make a fair and complete recovery…from all of the parties responsible.

When suffering a workplace injury, it’s important to accurately determine all parties that may be held liable. New York law prohibits an employee from directly bringing a civil action against their employer for injuries arising out of and in the course of employment. Rather, an employee’s recourse and an employer’s liability is limited to the benefits allowed under New York Workers’ Compensation law.

Typically, to file a personal injury claim for a workplace injury, a third party must have caused the injury. Examples of circumstances where a third-party claim may be valid include:

  • injuries suffered in a fall from a scaffold or another type of construction site accident;
  • injuries suffered as a result of the negligence of an independent contractor;
  • injuries suffered as a result of a defective product;
  • injuries suffered while working that result from a slip-and-fall accident occurring on the property of another individual or business entity; and
  • injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident while performing work duties in the scope and course of employment.

A third-party claim allows an injured worker to recover noneconomic damages such as emotional distress and pain and suffering. Workers’ Compensation benefits often do not fully compensate a worker for medical expenses and lost income, which could both be recovered in a third-party claim. If you have been injured in any of the aforementioned circumstances, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney today.

The experienced trial attorneys at Bonina and Bonina, P.C. will conduct a complete investigation of your case and gather all of the supporting evidence so that you receive the compensation that you deserve. We are New York construction accident injury lawyers, defective product attorneys and premises liability attorneys serving injured New Yorkers throughout the state. Our experienced trial attorneys offer the necessary assistance to help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at 1-888-MedLaw1 or online so we may help you.

2018-01-12T09:13:04+00:00

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