When you go to work, you should expect a safe environment in the workplace. Unfortunately, on-the-job accidents injure people in New York City and the surrounding areas on a daily basis. If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to make a separate claim for damages for personal injuries in addition to any claim for workers’ compensation that you may have. At Oresky & Associates, our Queens and Bronx workplace accident lawyers are committed to providing compassionate representation to each and every client. If you were injured at work, call us for a free consultation and find out your legal rights.
Explore Your Options Following a Workplace Accident
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 74 job-related fatalities in New York City in 2015, a slight decline from the previous year. Many more people are severely, often permanently injured in accidents at work, creating a burden for victims and their families.
While workers’ compensation provides some benefits those injured at work, it is not intended to compensate an accident victim for damages caused by pain and suffering, lost union benefits, as well as other damages. Fortunately, it is often not the only option to consider. If a third party (someone other than your employer) caused or contributed to an injury on the job, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against that party to recover additional compensation for your injuries. Damages extend beyond what is available through the workers’ compensation system, including non-economic losses like pain and suffering. Damages also may account for the full extent of a worker’s lost wages and earning capacity, rather than offering just a partial wage replacement. Serving people in Queens, the Bronx, and beyond, our workplace accident attorneys have handled a variety of cases, including accidents involving:
- Construction workers;
- Demolition workers;
- Delivery personnel;
- Asbestos handlers; and
Third-party liability arises when someone other than your employer or co-worker acts carelessly, leading to an injury on the job. These types of accidents frequently happen at construction sites.
In a third-party claim, there may be several defendants that share fault for the accident and a worker’s resulting injuries. We can investigate your case to identify each potentially liable party.
One of the key elements of a third-party workplace accident claim or any other personal injury claim is causation. This means that the accident must have been a foreseeable result of the defendant’s negligence. Third-party claims are not always easy to navigate, so a skilled lawyer who understands how to investigate these cases may make a big difference to your ability to get compensation.
Contact a Knowledgeable Workplace Accident Lawyer in the Bronx, Queens, or NYC
If you or someone close to you has been injured on the job, we can help you determine if you should consider filing a third-party claim. At Oresky & Associates, we can thoroughly review the facts of your case and explain all of the options that may be available to you. We aim to treat our clients as we would want to be treated if we were in the same situation. We represent people who need a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For a free appointment with a Queens or Bronx workplace accident attorney, call us at 718-993-9999 or contact us online.