Can I Still File A Lawsuit If I Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Many workers know that workers’ compensation can provide them with wage replacement and medical care when they are injured on the job. Employees are eligible for workers’ compensation regardless of whether the injury was their fault, but there is a downside. In exchange for this benefit, workers cannot sue their employers for injuries in most circumstances, even if the employer caused the accident.
However, injured workers may have other options for lawsuits even if they are eligible for workers’ compensation.
At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our attorneys have decades of experience representing workers in personal injury lawsuits. These lawsuits can yield more compensation than a workers’ compensation claim.
Third-Party Claims May Be Filed In Addition To Workers’ Comp
If you are injured in a workplace accident, you should apply for workers’ compensation benefits if you are eligible for them. You should consult with an experienced construction accident attorney to find out whether you can also file a personal injury claim.
While you generally cannot sue your employer for your injuries, you may be able to hold third parties accountable. Property owners, contractors and subcontractors, manufacturers and others who contribute to a construction accident can be held liable in a third-party claim for damages. These lawsuits are independent of your workers’ compensation claim, which means you can sue for damages even if you are receiving workers’ compensation.
Contact Us For Help With Your Claim
The lawyers at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., have helped injured construction workers obtain millions of dollars in damages in construction cases. Few law firms in New York City can match our record of success in personal injury litigation. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, we can assess the accident for potential third-party claims and represent you in any ensuing litigation.
To contact us, call us locally at 212-732-4992, call us toll free at 800-574-4LAW or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations, and we handle all injury cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.