When you’ve been injured at work, you may wonder whether you can file a personal injury claim for a work accident. In most cases, New York’s workers compensation laws and benefits would cover your on-the-job injury.
There are always exceptions, however, so it’s helpful to speak with a personal injury attorney to explore your options.
The following are some of the exceptions that would allow you to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages for a workplace accident in New York:
It’s important for employees to know their rights and what compensation they might be entitled to after a workplace injury. Workers compensation benefits have limits, and if your case meets one of the above criteria, you may be able to recover greater injury compensation than you could from workers comp benefits.
Workers compensation benefits don’t provide for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, but personal injury claims do. There are time limits on filing personal injury claims, so don’t hesitate to reach out to a qualified lawyer.
If you’re still unsure whether you can file a personal injury claim for your work accident, give us a call to discuss the matter. We offer free consultations to determine whether you qualify, and if you do qualify, we will work on your case on a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t pay for our services unless we win your case.