New York Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Could a Third Party Be at Fault in Your Workplace Accident?
New York employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. This insurance pays for medical treatment and lost wages when an employee is injured on the job. However, that is all that it pays for. New York workers' compensation does not allow you to recover money for your physical and emotional pain and suffering or other noneconomic damages.
Located in New York City and Mineola, the Finz firm is available to advise and assist employees throughout the state who may have a third-party personal injury lawsuit as a part of their workplace accident. The firm's New York workers' compensation lawyers have more than 25 years of experience representing victims of accidents.
The Basics of Third-Party Liability
Under New York workers' compensation law, you are not allowed to sue your employer for job-related injuries in most cases. However, if you were injured in an elevator accident, for example, and the elevator was maintained by a different company, you may be able to bring a third-party action against that maintenance company.
A third-party lawsuit can be filed against any party — other than your employer — who are determined to have some responsibility for the accident. These parties could include:
- A negligent subcontractor on a construction site
- The manufacturer of a defective tool or dangerous product
- A negligent property owner or maintenance company
- A drunk driver who caused an accident while you were on company business
Injured on the Job? Contact the Attorneys at the Finz Firm
To learn more about your legal rights and options after an on-the-job accident in New York, call the Finz firm toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM to speak with an experienced lawyer, or request a Free Case Evaluation today. Finz & Finz, P.C., can help you determine whether you may have the foundation for a third-party lawsuit in addition to a workers' compensation claim.