You may have heard that in New York State you can’t sue your employer for any injury that happens on the job. Yes, it is true that, with certain exceptions, a worker’s compensation claim is the only type of claim you can make against your employer for most types of accidents that occur on the job. Unfortunately, worker’s compensation payments do not include compensation for past and future pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, which can be substantial.
The good news is that certain types of injuries that happen on the job may allow you to sue your employer directly or sue somebody else, who is not your employer, for the damages caused by a work related accident. Examples of cases where you can sue your employer are sexual discrimination cases, employer discrimination cases and cases involving an employer’s failure to pay in accordance with New York’s minimum wage laws.
Examples of work related cases where you are permitted to sue a party other than your employer include cases involving falls during construction, violations of New York State’s Labor Laws and cases where a party other than your employer is at fault such as an on-the-job automobile or slip/trip and fall accidents.
The laws involving these types of cases are often complex. Here, at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, our attorneys are well versed in the law and will pursue all of your legal options to get you a maximum recovery. Bottom Line: Don’t cheat yourself on what the law entitles you to. If you have been injured on the job, consult with an experienced lawyer like the attorneys at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown to learn about all of your legal rights. Call 877-298-8027 for Free Consultation (24 Hours – 7 Days) or live chat below.