Workers' Comp Lawyer in New York
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.
Although workers’ compensation is limited, you may be able to recover much more money through filing a personal injury claim in addition to your workman’s comp claim. This is possible when a third party is at fault for your injuries.
Located in New York City and Mineola, Finz & Finz, P.C., 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 NY Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Finz & Finz, P.C.
To learn more about your legal rights and options after an on-the-job accident in New York, call Finz & Finz, P.C., 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.