On The Job Accidents | Workplace Accidents | Work Related Injuries
Our New York accident law firm aggressively represents personal injury clients who sustained serious injuries as a result of many types of on the job accidents, and workplace accidents causing work related injuries, throughout New York State. There may be a legal right to recover money damages for work related injuries, including trip and fall accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other accidental injuries caused by the negligence of someone other than the injured person’s employer or co-employee.
Workers’ Compensation for Work Related Accidents
New York State Workers’ Compensation Law provides for the payment of medical and hospital bills, as well as lost wages (subject to maximum benefits permitted by law), and other benefits for an employee injured in the course of employment. However, New York law provides that the employee injured in a work Related Accident loses the right to sue his or her employer for pain and suffering, and other monetary damages, which a New York accident victim would usually be entitled to seek from the negligent party responsible for causing the accident.
In many on the job accidents, work related injuries, and workplace accidents, the sole cause of the accident was the negligence of the injured worker’s employer or coworker. In those instances, the injured employee may be unable to recover money damages for the injuries sustained, and might therefore be limited to the Workers’ Compensation benefits.
However, in many other on the job accidents, workplace accidents, and work related injuries, and workplace accidents, the dangerous conditions that caused the accident may be the result of a third-party’s negligence or carelessness. In those instances, the injured employee may have the right to sue the negligent entity for monetary damages, including pain and suffering, hospital and medical expenses and lost earnings not reimbursed or paid by Workers’ Compensation benefits, and loss of services sustained by the injured worker’s spouse.
If that person or company was negligent, and those acts or omissions caused or contributed to the worker’s on the job accident, and work related injuries, that “third-party” may be responsible (partially or entirely) for the injuries sustained by the injured worker. Examples of potential non-employer defendants who might be legally liable for the worker’s injuries include a property owner who failed to repair or maintain broken steps, doors, walkways, or parking lot; a contractor who installed an uneven or lifting floor that the worker tripped on; a cleaning company that washed a floor at the place of employment, and neglected to place Wet Floor signs, causing the employee to slip and fall; a manufacturer of defective equipment that injured the employee; and other people or companies who created dangerous conditions that caused the accident.
As an experienced New York personal injury lawyer, Michael W. Goldstein will analyze the facts of your on the job accident, workplace accident, and work related injuries, and seek to determine whether you have the legal right to bring a third-party lawsuit against the non-employer entity whose negligence, or other acts or omissions may have caused the dangerous conditions that led to the accident.
Comparative Negligence in Workplace Accidents
New York State is a comparative negligence jurisdiction. Therefore, when an accident in New York State is caused either partially or completely by the defendant’s negligence, even if the injured plaintiff was partially at fault, the plaintiff is entitled to recover monetary damages for the injuries sustained, however the amount recoverable will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributable to the plaintiff.
Medical & Hospital Expenses & Lost Wages
There are extremely short time limitations for filing an application for New York State Workers’ Compensation benefits for medical and hospital expenses, loss of earnings, and other benefits available under the NYS Workers’ Compensation Law. If you file the Application for Workers’ Compensation benefits yourself, we recommend that you make sure to list all of your injuries, and that you keep a copy of the filed form, and give us a copy.
How We Can Help With Your On The Job Accident, Workplace Accident and Work Related Injuries
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a work related accident in New York State, it is extremely important that your New York personal injury lawyer take all steps necessary to ensure that you will be able to recover for your work related injuries. We zealously represent all of our clients who were seriously injured in workplace accidents, on the job accidents causing work related injuries. We investigate the facts and circumstances of each workplace accident, and gather evidence needed to prove the cause of the on the job accident, and the work related injuries, and identify the responsible party. We believe that our diligent and careful investigation, legal analysis and pretrial discovery enables us to establish the true cause of the accident, and prove that the responsible party (other than the employer or coworker) is liable for the work related injuries sustained.
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New York On The Job Accidents | Workplace Accidents | Work Related Injuries Disclaimer
The personal injury legal information contained in this website about on the job accidents, workplace accidents, and work related injuries is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor to create an attorney-client relationship or lawyer-client relationship. We recommend that you discuss your accident case with a New York Accident Attorney or New York Personal Injury Lawyer promptly, since there are strict time limitations that apply to New York on the job accidents, workplace accidents, and work related injuries.
This website is not intended to solicit clients for on the job accident cases, workplace accident cases, or work related injuries outside of New York State. However, we do represent accident victims who live outside of New York, who sustained fractures or other serious injuries in on the job accidents, workplace accidents, or work related injuries that occurred in New York State, as well as wrongful death or accidental death caused by a NY on the job accident or workplace accident.
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On The Job Accidents | Workplace Accidents | Work Related Injuries