Your Rights to Workers’ Compensation Benefits, Regardless of Fault
When filing a workers’ compensation claim in New York, there is no consideration of who was at fault for your injury or illness. The only exception to this rule is if your injury was caused by the influence of drugs or alcohol or a willing attempt to do harm to yourself or another.
If you have been injured at work and you believe it was due to the negligence of a co-worker, your employer, or a third party such as an equipment manufacturer, you still must file an injury claim with your supervisor and then pursue workers’ comp benefits.
If a third party is responsible for your accident and resultant injuries, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against that party. If you’re in the construction industry and a property owner or general contractor fails to ensure a safe worksite, you may be able to pursue a claim for pain and suffering damages.
Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Could Be More Complex – We Can Help
If you suspect that your work injury was caused by a third party’s negligence, you may have more than just a basic workers’ compensation claim on your hands. At Markhoff & Mittman, we help injured workers in New York City and the surrounding areas explore their legal options to compensation for their work injuries. Contact our offices to schedule a free consultation.