If I have a workers’ compensation case, can I bring a lawsuit?
We get phone calls all the time where people ask us the question “I was injured on the job. Can I bring a lawsuit? I know that I’m entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.” Very often, these people don’t recognize the fact that when there is a third party who’s negligent, who’s responsible for their accident, who’s not their employer, they have the ability to bring a lawsuit to recover for their pain and suffering, their economic damages, their lost wages, their medical expenses. And these are all things that are outside of the recovery that’s available to them in a workers’ compensation case.
If you have questions concerning your workers’ compensation claim, consult with a New York workers’ compensation attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057.