Pursuing All Routes of Compensation
While an employer is usually restricted to workers' compensation benefits against his or her employer, there are other routes of compensation under personal injury laws. One such route is when a third party (non-employer) contributed to causing your injury.
There are a multitude of possibilities when it comes to negligent parties. From the manufacturer of safety equipment to the safety inspection agency that did an inadequate job, there are all types of situations in which a third party either was the main cause or contributed in some way to causing your work injury. The reason why a personal injury lawsuit is important is because it provides for even more compensation, including pain and suffering.
Robert A. Koenigsberg Law Offices is located in New York City and focuses on workers' compensation claims. This includes third-party settlements. If you or a loved one was injured in a work accident and believe you have a third-party claim, please contact us today. One of our 3rd party settlements lawyers can discuss your case in a free consultation.
Types of Third-Party Settlements
Injured workers should be aware that if they do receive compensation through a third-party settlement, this may reduce the amount of benefits they are eligible to receive under workers' compensation. However, we always provide our clients with a full and comprehensive analysis of their situation, possible routes of compensation and their best options.
There are many types of third-party claims, some of them being:
- Product liability and defective products (design or manufacturer defects)
- Inadequate safety inspections by a third-party company
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Driver negligence
- Premises liability
- Intentional or willful conduct by even the employer
Let Our Compassionate and Skilled NYC Workers' Comp Attorneys Help You
To schedule an appointment with an NYC third-party settlement attorney, please call our office at 646-480-1625 or contact us online today. Whether your case results in a lump-sum settlement or requires litigation, we will fight for you every step of the way.