What Happens if I’m Injured on the Job in the Bronx?

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What Happens if I’m Injured on the Job in the Bronx?

When someone is seriously injured on the job, they often are unsure of where to turn. Work injuries can have drastic impacts on a person’s life. If you are someone who recently sustained one, you can rely on an experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer here at the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again. Here are some of the questions you may have about work injuries in the Bronx and how we can help you:

Who is responsible if I’m injured on the job?

If you were recently injured while at work, you’re most likely wondering who is responsible. That said, the answer to this question depends on where you work and the circumstances of your accident. In New York State, most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer carries this insurance, you may request financial compensation through it. However, if you were injured on the job because of another party’s negligence, we may be able to hold them accountable in a third-party claim.

What is the difference between workers’ compensation and a third-party claim?

Essentially, workers’ compensation is a type of no-fault insurance that most employers are required to carry. When someone is injured on the job, regardless of who caused the accident, workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to kick in and cover the cost of the worker’s medical bills and a portion of his or her lost wages. While workers’ compensation is a great way for injured workers to recover the compensation they need while unable to collect a regular paycheck, there are times when it is insufficient.

Unlike workers’ compensation, there is no cap on the damages a person can receive from a third-party claim. If we can prove that you were injured because of a third-party’s negligence (someone who is not your employer) we may have a successful third-party personal injury claim. Some common examples of third parties are equipment designers/manufacturers, negligent property owners, independent contractors, and more.

No matter the cause of your injury, if you were hurt on the job and now require financial compensation to heal, our firm is here to help. Give us a call today so we can get started.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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