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.