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Workers' Compensation And Third-Party Liability Claims

Workers' compensation may not be your only source of recovery following an on-the-job injury. You may have the right to seek additional compensation through our civil justice system if a third party was at fault for your injury. A third party is someone who doesn't work for your employer.

At Marder, Eskesen & Nass, Attorneys at Law, in Midtown Manhattan, we offer a free case evaluation to determine if you may have both a workers' compensation claim and a personal injury case against a third party. Call us at 800-588-1579 today to talk to one of our lawyers.

Examples Of Third Parties In Work-Related Injury Cases

There are many different types of people and businesses that may be considered third parties in an on-the-job injury case. Here are some examples:

  • A contractor working at the same construction site
  • An operator of heavy equipment who works for a different company
  • A property owner
  • A power company or natural gas supplier
  • Another driver in an auto accident
  • A manufacturer, distributor or retailer of products or equipment you use on the job
  • A homeowner (if you are injured while working as a home health aide)
  • A patient (if you are injured while working in a hospital)
  • A municipality

Our lawyers will carefully review your case and help you recover the maximum compensation from all sources. By filing a personal injury suit, you can recover money for losses that are not covered by workers' compensation, such as your pain and suffering.

Can I Sue My Employer For An On-The-Job Injury?

Employers are generally protected from being sued by employees for on-the-job injuries. There are exceptions. In New York, you can sue your employer in cases of extreme negligence, such as safety violations at construction sites.

For Help With A Workplace Injury, Call 800-588-1579

To discuss third-party liability claims with an experienced lawyer, call 800-588-1579 or email us.