Suffering an injury while on the job in Queens, New York, can dramatically affect your life. In addition to dealing with your injuries, you may be worried about your finances. While workers' compensation benefits may help cover some of your medical bills and lost wages, it may not be enough. If a third party's negligence played a role in your injury, however, you may be entitled to additional compensation.
Looking Beyond Workers' Compensation
When you are hurt at work, you may file for workers' compensation benefits through the state's program. By doing that, you are then barred from suing your employer for your injuries. However, if the action or inaction of an outside party contributed to the accident or illness, litigation against that person or entity may be initiated. Additional monetary awards can help pay for costs not covered by workers' compensation, such as mental and emotional pain and suffering, and full lost income. This can be especially important if your injuries are severe or permanent.
For example, if your injury was sustained via a slip-and-fall accident, and the owner of the property is not your employer, the owner may be found liable if unsafe conditions existed or the property was not properly maintained. Third-party suits are also commonly filed against the makers of defective products, contractors and drivers who cause automobile accidents.
Holding Third Parties Accountable
Our attorneys at Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P., have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We apply that experience to conduct a comprehensive investigation of your accident, and analyze whether any negligence existed or regulations were violated. Your recovery is our highest priority, and we advocate on your behalf to get you the help you deserve. Employers and insurance companies may not have your best interests in mind, but we do.
We Are On Your Side
An initial consultation at one of our six offices throughout Long Island and New York City is free. To speak with one of our dedicated and experienced lawyers, call us at 800-671-4927 or get in touch with us online.