Helping Workers Obtain Compensation After Accidents
The New York workers’ compensation benefits program was designed to enable workers to quickly obtain the money they need following workplace injuries. Workers’ compensation benefits do not provide a large, sweeping award for pain and suffering, nor do they compensate workers for others’ negligence. Instead, they cover basic necessities such as medical expenses and a portion of lost wages and income following full or partial disability.
Injured workers may be tempted to handle workers’ compensation claims on their own. An experienced attorney, however, can help workers protect themselves from problems during the workers’ compensation process. A lawyer can also identify opportunities for injured workers to obtain additional compensation through third-party claims.
The attorneys at The Orlow Firm have decades of experience helping injured workers obtain the compensation they need. Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online to learn how we can help you. Our lawyers have recovered many millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
Third-Party Claims May Be Available
If you were injured on the job, The Orlow Firm can refer you to a New York workers’ compensation attorney and then help you pursue additional compensation through a third-party claim, when the facts of the case permit. Third-party claims:
- Are like “regular” lawsuits, with no financial limits and typically exceeding workers’ compensation benefits in value
- Can be filed against owners, subcontractors, contractors and other negligent parties (but not your employer)
- Require the help of an experienced attorney
We have handled numerous third-party personal injury claims for injured construction workers and other employees throughout New York City. We have helped injured office workers, roadway workers, retail workers and others with third-party claims after accidents at work.
Don’t Make a Decision Without Knowledgeable Counsel
In New York, construction laws are very advantageous to injured worker plaintiffs, especially regarding injuries sustained in falls from scaffolding and ladders. Though it may seem like you don’t have a case against a third party, or even if you think workers’ compensation benefits will be sufficient, it makes sense to speak to an attorney to determine the full extent of your rights.
Learn more about workers’ compensation law by reading our articles on the subject.
- New York Workers’ Compensation Reform Efforts Continue
- Illegal Immigrants and Workers’ Compensation
- Undocumented Workers and Third-Party Claims
- Workers’ Comp and Third-Party Claims Help Injured Construction Workers
- Work Injury? Workers’ Comp May Not Be the Only Answer
- Workplace Injury and Third-Party Liability
- Undocumented Aliens May Sue for Work Injuries
- Undocumented Workers in New York May Apply for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Contact the Orlow Firm
If you have been injured at work, contact the experienced New York worker’s compensation attorneys at The Orlow Firm for a free initial consultation.
Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.