New York Workers’ Compensation
Have you been injured in an on-the-job accident in New York City?
When you are injured in a work related or on-the-job accident, would are entitled to certain benefits regardless of who may have been at fault for the accident. If it is determined that another party is at fault for the accident due to negligence, you may also be able to bring a direct action against that party, as long as the party was not your employer or a co-employee.
For example, may times a construction worker may be injured due to the carelessness of another contractor that was also working the same job site. Also, a delivery person or taxi driver may be struck by another vehicle. In these circumstances, the injured worker may be able to make what is called a third-party claim directly against the negligent party, while at the same time still receive their workers’ compensation benefits.Stuart DiMartini is a New York City accident lawyer and personal injury attorney.