Can I Sue My Employer?
If you were injured in a construction accident, you may have heard that workers’ compensation is your only source of recovery. To be sure, it is true in most cases that you cannot sue your employer and are limited to a workers’ compensation claim. However, an experienced attorney can recognize situations when a claim can also be made against another party or parties who may be legally responsible for your injury.
At Marder, Eskesen & Nass, Attorneys at Law, in Midtown Manhattan, we represent injured construction workers throughout the New York City area. No matter how you were injured, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to explain your options and answer your questions. Call us today at 800-588-1579.
What Are My Options As An Injured Construction Worker?
New York workers’ compensation pays medical care, lost wages and other benefits for work-related injuries regardless of who was at fault. If you were injured due to the negligence of another, you may have the right to seek additional compensation through our civil justice system.
New York labor laws contain many protections for injured construction workers. Depending on the facts of your case, you may have the right to sue the property owner, other contractors or equipment manufacturers if they were negligent. While employers are generally protected from being sued by employees who are injured on the job, there are exceptions. Our lawyers will carefully evaluate your case and determine whether your employer or other parties may be liable.
Workers’ compensation benefits are limited, and they do not provide any money for damages such as pain and suffering. Our goal is to help you obtain maximum compensation for everything you have lost in an accident.
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