When A Workplace Injury Is Caused By A Third Party
In most cases, after suffering an injury on the job, you will likely qualify for workers’ compensation. It is important to report the injury and get your claim for benefits underway as soon as possible. The burden and stress of paying for your medical bills on your own or missing work because of your injuries can be overwhelming. All of these costs should be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
However, it’s important to know that if your work-related injury was caused fully or partially by the negligence of someone other than your employer, you may able to bring an additional, separate injury claim or lawsuit against that negligent person or company. At The Law Offices of Rex E. Zachofsky, we are uniquely equipped to handle these types of cases, sometimes referred to as third-party negligence claims. We have vast experience handling workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. We can review your claim to determine whether a workers’ compensation claim is needed or if you have a case for a third-party claim.
Maximize Your Total Recovery After An Injury On The Job
At The Law Offices of Rex E. Zachofsky, we have helped countless New York City workers and their families find financial relief through workers’ compensation claims. We have also brought many successful personal injury and wrongful death claims and lawsuits.
Attorney Rex E. Zachofsky is ready to evaluate your case to discover whether a third party such as the following contributed to your workplace accident:
- A property owner, such as a construction site owner
- A security company whose negligence left you vulnerable to assault
- A maintenance worker who did bad work on a machine that caused injury
- A manufacturer, supplier or inspector of defective tools
- A subcontractor or contractor whose negligence created hazards at the job site
- A plumber whose negligent work resulted in your slip-and-fall accident
- An electrician whose substandard work led to your electric shock injury or your loved one’s electrocution
- An at-fault driver who injured you at your job site or while you were in traffic on a work assignment
Please note that if your workplace injury involved a defective scaffold or ladder, New York laws allow you to collect compensation specific to this type of negligence.
Whether your injuries seem minor or severe, we encourage you to seek prompt medical attention as well as legal advice. We are skilled at helping injured workers obtain maximum attainable workers’ compensation benefits, Social Security Disability benefits, and third-party personal injury settlements or verdicts. A personal injury settlement can cover medical costs, lost wage replacement and compensation for pain and suffering.
Do Not Delay; Contact An Experienced New York Workplace Accident Attorney
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