Can I sue if I was Hurt at Work?
Can I Sue if I Was Injured on the Job?
If you are injured while at work you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Workers' Compensation is provided to employees for injuries suffered regardless of who was at fault. If you are injured on the job you may not sue your employer for damages, you are limited to Workers' Compensation benefits.
However, if you are injured while at work you can still sue parties other than your employer who are responsible for your injuries. Some scenarios where you can sue for injuries while at work include the following:
If you slip or trip and fall in the hallway of your office building you can sue the landlord of the building for a dangerous or defective condition.
If you are driving a work vehicle, and are in a motor vehicle accident, you can sue the responsible driver.
If you are injured by a faulty piece of equipment, you may be able to bring a product liability claim.
A construction worker injured on the job can sue the owner of the property, or general contractor, for unsafe conditions.
There may be many other situations which will allow a person injured while working to sue another for damages suffered.
If you are injured while at work, or in any other situation, you should contact an experienced injury attorney to discuss your options. At Zalman Schnurman & Miner we handle all types of injury cases.
Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. is a New York law firm that concentrates in personal injury actions such as stairway accidents, ceiling collapses, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, premises liability, trip and falls, slip and falls, snow and ice cases, medical malpractice, traumatic brain injuries, etc. Learn more at www.1800Lawline.com, or contact us at 1-800-LAWLINE, or 1-800-529-5463 Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. handles personal injury actions in New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, and Rockland County. We can often refer you to attorneys in other areas that we have worked with in the past. The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not meant as legal advice or to cover all possible facts or factors. An attorney should be consulted to discuss specific facts and laws.