Third-party & Workers Compensation Claims in Brooklyn, Staten Island & Throughout NYC
Under New York’s system of workers compensation, construction workers and others may not sue their employers for an on-the-job injury, even if the employer was negligent. However, that does not mean that if you were injured on the job you will have to rely on workers comp benefits alone.
Bisogno & Meyerson, LLP is a law firm that stands up for working men and women in New York City, on Long Island, in Westchester County and throughout New York. And while we know that workers compensation is an important benefit, we also know that it is often not enough — particularly if you have suffered a catastrophic injury. As experienced workers compensation and personal injury attorneys, we know how to seek out every possible avenue of compensation, allowing you and your family to have greater financial security and peace of mind.
A second chance at full compensation through third-party liability
One major difference between workers compensation benefits and a third-party lawsuit is that workers comp is subject to statutory limits. The amount you may receive is prescribed by law. A third-party claim, however, has no such constraints. When we prove that a third party was negligent and caused your injury, there is no limitation on an award. The compensation is based on the value of your claim.
Third-party liability is determined by finding negligence on the part of:
- A property or job-site owner
- A negligent contractor or subcontractor
- The owner of a ladder or scaffold that collapsed
- The designer or manufacturer of a defective tool, product or piece of equipment
- A negligent forklift, truck or crane operator/driver
Any party, other than your employer, whose negligence or reckless behavior caused your injury is responsible for paying for the damage they have done. Through investigation and tenacity, we find all liable parties and pursue every avenue of compensation to which you are entitled to cover loss of wages, current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Did contractor or other third-party negligence cause your injury? Contact us to learn more about your options.
With more than 62 years of combined experience, our injury attorneys can help you prove your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us online or call us at 718.745.0880. We can meet you at your home or in the hospital. We speak Spanish, French, and Portuguese.