Injured on the Job in New York City
When someone is hurt while on-the-job, they are entitled to certain workers’ compensation benefits that will cover medical expenses and lost wages. The workers’ compensation law was designed to ease the financial burden placed on workers arising from an accident.
The workers’ compensation law can be confusing and and it is always best to speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected.
In addition, in New York, an employee is not allowed to bring a lawsuit against an employer or co-employee for their negligence in causing the accident. The worker is strictly limited to the benefits provided by workers’ compensation.
There are circumstances where a third-party may be at fault for the accident. The injured worker is not limited from bringing a claim against a responsible third-party, such as a property owner, or other contractor, as long as it is not his/her employer.
Any time someone is injured on the job in a New York City accident, it is always prudent to speak to an personal injury lawyer so that all of the circumstances of your claim can be investigated and the responsible parties properly identified.