Every year, numerous New York residents suffer injuries while on the job. For many of them, workplace safety violations are to blame. If you were hurt at work and you believe your injury was the result of a workplace safety violation, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.
There are two ways you may go about seeking relief after suffering an injury on the job. First, you may file for workers’ compensation benefits. You only have a short window of time to file for these benefits, and there are no guarantees that your request will receive approval. Legal counsel can help you with your filing so that it is submitted on time and error-free. If your claim is denied, your attorney may be able to help you appeal the decision.
Second, it may be possible to file legal claims against those believed responsible for your losses. Typically, you cannot file for workers’ compensation benefits and file a lawsuit against your employer. You may have to choose one or the other. However, there are times when filing third-party claims is appropriate. Legal counsel can review your case and help you decide the best way way to approach your case.
The losses associated with a workplace injury can be significant. They are not anything you should have to cover on your own, especially if workplace safety violations contributed to your injury. With the assistance of counsel, you can take the steps necessary to seek maximum relief for your losses. To learn more about how an experienced New York-based workers’ compensation attorney may be able to assist you, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.