In New York State, the general rule, subject to some very limited exceptions, is that you may not sue your employer if you are injured while you are working. However, it is very common for a careful investigation of the facts surrounding the circumstances of a workplace injury to uncover a person or business entity, other than your employer, who you may sue as the result of your unfortunate incident.
For instance, the manufacturer and seller of a machine that injures a factory worker can often be held accountable. In construction accidents, workers who are employed by subcontractors have the benefit of specific laws. New York State laws can often be relied upon to compel the property owner and/or general contractor to be responsible for the worker’s injuries.
Jury verdicts and settlements are often the only remedies for workplace injuries that will result in sufficient money to allow the injured worker to recover from a work injury or allow grieving families to economically survive the tragic death of a loved one. If you have been injured on the job, call the law firm of Neil H. Greenberg & Associates today at 1-866-546-4752 to schedule a free consultation. The firm’s team of skilled and experienced attorneys is waiting to answer your questions and to help you protect your legal rights.