Third-Party Injury Claims
Our New York Lawyers Help File Claims Against Third Parties
You might wonder, “What is a third party?” In the context of New York personal injury law, the term “third party” refers to someone who is not your employer who might still have liability for injuries sustained on the job.
This represents another option for people who are injured while working. For example, if you are injured in a car accident while driving a delivery van for your employer, your first source of compensation and payment for your medical expenses from the accident is through the New York State Worker’s Compensation system. You may have additional options if the accident was the fault of the other driver.
Contact Our NYC Workplace Accident Lawyers
That is where our attorneys come in. At the New York City law firm of Block O’Toole & Murphy, we will evaluate the accident and your injuries to determine whether the other driver, the “third party,” has liability for the crash. If we believe that the third party was at fault, we can file a lawsuit against him or her seeking compensation for your injuries and damages. This “Third Party Claim” is separate and apart from any Workers Compensation claim you may have. To learn more, contact our law firm to schedule a FREE initial consultation.
Third Party Claim Scenarios
Although the driving situation described above is a common reason for filing a third party injury claim, there are other circumstances in which such a claim is not only possible, but advisable in order to maximize your recovery. These include:
- A construction site fall from an unsafe scaffold or ladder that a worker was forced to work on
- Suffering an injury because of the actions of a subcontractor, such as an electrician working on your employer’s work site
- Falling objects that were being hoisted or required securing at a construction site
Under these scenarios, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of the ladder or the subcontractor, the electrical subcontractor or the hoisting contractor. These are just three examples of the many situations that can lead to third-party claims.
Like other personal injury lawsuits, filing a claim against a third party – either individuals or business – allows you to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income as well as your pain and suffering.
Wrongful Death on the Job
Third party claims are also available to a family who has lost a loved one in a work accident. If your loved one has died as a result of an on-the-job accident, you may be able to file a third-party wrongful death claim in addition to any benefits you receive from Worker’s Compensation.
Contact Block O’Toole & Murphy for Information About a Third-Party Claim
If you have questions about your rights and options after a workplace accident, look no further than the New York lawyers at Block O’Toole & Murphy. Over the years, we have obtained over $1.5 billion for injured clients and clients whose loved ones have died. We have the knowledge, resources and determination to fight for the compensation you need and deserve. To learn more, call us at 212-736-5300 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.