In New York, if you are injured at your workplace, you are covered under worker’s compensation benefits. However, in certain scenarios, you might be entitled to compensation beyond your worker’s compensation benefits. This is in the case when you get injured on the job and it is determined that a third-party was responsible for your injuries.
Situations which qualify you for an additional compensation apart from worker’s compensation:
Many times there are situations when workers are injured while on the job, but the accident happened due to the negligence of a third party apart from the employer. Some instances of such cases are as follows:
If you are injured by a toxic substance exposure, you can sue the manufacturer of the substance or talk to an attorney about your legal rights. Especially if a great deal of time has passed between your exposure and your injury or illness, you will need expert assistance to help you sort out the complicated issues involved. Also, consider filing a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
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Contacting an attorney as soon as possible after the accident will increase your ability to recover the largest reward possible. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, because accidents don’t wait to happen during business hours. We are in the business of saving lives and livelihoods. Call us today at 917-300-0797/ 718-619-4525 and let our attorneys handle everything, while you or your loved one begins to heal.