Workers Compensation – 3rd Party Claim
In New York State, if you are injured at work, most often you are covered under Workers Compensation benefits. However, there are situations which arise that may entitle you to compensation in addition to your Workers Compensation benefits.
If you are injured on the job, and it is determined that a third-party was responsible for your injuries, you may be entitled to a claim for personal injury.
For example, if you slip and fall outside your place of employment and an outside contractor failed to maintain the property, you may have a personal injury claim, outside of your workers compensation benefits.
Likewise, if you are working at a construction site and are injured, for example on a scaffold or a trip and fall, there may be a third-party responsible, which may entitle you pursue to personal injury claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury, you should contact Cellino & Barnes as quickly as possible, so we can begin an immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident. The earlier an investigation is started, the more beneficial it will be for you. Contact us today.