Manhattan Workplace Injury Lawyer
When you get seriously hurt on the job, workers comp might not cover everything. Contact a Manhattan workplace accident lawyer to discover if you’re eligible to seek additional compensation for your losses.
After an on-the-job injury, workers comp can be a great relief as it provides immediate help with medical bills. However, many injured workers are disappointed to discover that work comp doesn’t cover everything, leaving them dealing with additional expenses and losses out of pocket.
Workplace injuries are not uncommon, and a Manhattan workplace injury lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP will be able to help you determine if your workplace accident qualifies to move beyond the work comp system. We can help you understand your injury claim and obtain the full compensation you’re entitled to.
Understanding On-the-Job Personal Injury Claims
You may be under the impression that your only option after a workplace injury is to file for workers comp benefits. While this is something you definitely should do, you might also be able to seek additional compensation if your on-the-job accident involved any of the following criteria:
- You were injured by a defective product
- You were injured or made ill by a toxic substance or chemical
- You were injured because of an employer’s willful negligence or intentional harm
- Your employer doesn’t carry workers comp insurance
- A third party from outside your employer caused your injury and accident
When considering a personal injury claim, you should also be aware of the statute of limitations. According to New York state law, you have three years to file a personal injury claim. That’s three years from the date of the injury. If you don’t file within those three years, you may lose your chance to seek compensation.
Compensation for a Workplace Injury
The major downside to workers comp is just how little it actually covers. You can expect most of your medical bills to be covered, as well as a percentage of your lost wages and a few other damages, but getting fully compensated for a workplace accident usually means pursuing a personal injury claim.
If your case meets the necessary criteria, a Manhattan workplace injury lawyer from our firm will be able to help you recover any financial expenses and non-economic damages related to your on-the-job accident that weren’t covered by workers comp. These are just a few of the damages you might be eligible for:
- Medical bills, both current and future costs
- Lost wages from being unable to work, as well as lost future earning potential
- Physical and emotional therapy necessitated by your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost companionship caused by your injuries
- Lost enjoyment of life
Contact a Manhattan Workplace Accident Attorney
Suffering an on-the-job injury is bad enough, but when you get into the challenges involved in seeking the compensation you are rightfully owed, things can quickly get overwhelming. You don’t have to let the other side make you a victim twice, however.
Complete the form below or call Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) to schedule a free consultation. Discuss your situation with a Manhattan workplace injury lawyer and discover how we can help.