A Law Firm Advocating For Injured Workers And Their Families
An on-the-job injury can be devastating emotionally and economically as well as physically. When you’re trying to recover from your workplace accident, you shouldn’t have to worry about how bills will get paid or whether your job is secure. Unfortunately, these concerns are real, because many insurance companies and employers want to protect their bottom lines by denying or severely limiting payouts in workers’ compensation claims.
If you need help with the aftermath of your workplace injury, contact Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law. For more than 25 years, our attorneys have worked on some of New York’s most complex workplace injury claims. Our team can advise you regarding any third-party claims and ideally handle possible lawsuits. It is our goal to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you need to fully heal and elevate your quality of life.
What Is Third-Party Liability?
In New York, injured workers are generally prohibited from suing their employers for work-related injuries. The law says that workers’ compensation benefits should be the “exclusive remedy” for on-the-job injuries. Thankfully, there are some important exceptions for certain types of construction accidents. Also, workers’ compensation laws do not prohibit lawsuits against third parties that may have caused or contributed to injuries.
If you were a commercial driver, for example, you could sue a drunk driver for causing an accident that severely injured you. Or, if you were injured while using a defective product at work, you could sue the product manufacturer. In addition to workers’ compensation benefits, you may be entitled to an award for pain, suffering and other expenses if a third party demonstrated negligence. In order to work toward these benefits, however, it is absolutely critical to retain an experienced legal advocate. These cases can be extremely complex, and third parties can put forth aggressive defenses, but our lawyers are ready to fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
Discuss Your Legal Options With Us For Free
Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law, serves clients in the New York metro area. Our attorneys have more than 75 combined years of legal experience, and we offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients. To schedule yours, contact us online or call 917-730-7151 today.