Financial Recovery for New York Workers Injured by the Negligence of Others
Employees hurt in workplace accidents are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits but those benefits may not fully reimburse a worker for pain and suffering and other losses. If you were injured at work, you may also be able to bring a third-party personal injury lawsuit. An attorney can help you understand your rights.
A third-party claim can be brought if your workplace injury was the result of the negligence or wrongful actions of a third party at the job site — someone other than an employer or co-employee. This is not uncommon. If you drive for work purposes and you are involved in a car accident, you can seek both workers’ comp and money damages through a personal injury lawsuit.
It is especially common on construction sites where a number of subcontractors are at work, often at the same time.
- Falling from poorly secured scaffolding
- Falling into an unsecured elevator shaft or from a roof because safety equipment was not provided
- Being struck by falling building materials or tools
- Falling into a trench or suffering a crushing injury when a trench wall collapse
- Being struck by a crane, forklift, dump truck or other construction vehicle
For these and other types of third-party injury cases, the law office of Powers & Santola, LLP., can help. For more than 20 years, our New York third-party injury claim attorneys have been helping injured workers get the compensation they deserve. If you have questions about whether your case qualifies for a third-party claim, contact our upstate New York law office to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 518-465-5995/315-308-1020 to find out more.
The Benefits of a Third-Party Personal Injury Lawsuit
With a third-party personal injury case, there is no cap on the amount of damages you can recover for lost wages. The full sum of your lost wages and fringe benefits are recoverable. You can also recover for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life
- Loss of services and companionship for your spouse
You may apply for and receive workers’ compensation benefits while you are waiting for a third-party claim to go through the process of negotiations or litigation. If your Syracuse attorney achieves a financial recovery for you from the wrongdoer, you will need to reimburse the workers’ compensation program for the amount you were paid minus its share of fees and expenses from the proceeds recovered for you, but you will pay nothing out of pocket.
Contact Us to Learn More About Albany and Syracuse Third-Party Lawsuits
For experienced legal help with a third-party injury claim, contact Powers & Santola, LLP., today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Albany lawyer regarding any work accident injury or fatal workplace accident case in upstate New York.