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Workplace Injuries, Workers’ Compensation & Third-Party Liability in New York

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Workplace accidents and injuries on the job are an unfortunate but common occurrence in New York. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, private industry employers reported 138,900 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the state in 2022. These incidents can cause serious injuries, leaving employees out of work and hurting while trying to navigate a complex legal landscape to secure the compensation they deserve. At Dupée & Monroe, P.C., we are dedicated to representing accident and injury victims in the Hudson Valley, ensuring they receive the support and justice they deserve. Contact our office to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced Goshen work accident attorney.

Understanding Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more severe injuries such as fractures, burns, or even life-threatening conditions. These injuries can occur in various settings, from construction sites, factories and warehouses to offices and retail stores. Common causes include slips and falls, machinery accidents, exposure to hazardous materials, and repetitive strain injuries.

Navigating Workers’ Compensation in New York

In New York, most employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which provides benefits for medical expenses and lost wages due to work-related injuries or illnesses. It’s important to note that workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning employees do not need to prove their employer was at fault to receive benefits.

However, the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim can be complex and challenging. It’s crucial to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible and seek medical attention. The next step is to file a claim with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Throughout this process, having an experienced personal injury lawyer can be invaluable in ensuring your rights are protected and you receive the maximum benefits available.

Exploring Third-Party Liability Claims

In some cases, workplace injuries may be caused by the negligence of a third party, such as a contractor, equipment manufacturer, or another entity that is not your employer. In these situations, you may have the right to pursue a third-party liability claim in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits. This type of claim can provide compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages not covered by workers’ compensation.

For example, if you were injured on a construction site due to faulty equipment provided by an outside vendor, you might have a claim against the equipment manufacturer. Similarly, if you were involved in a car accident while performing work-related duties, you could have a claim against the at-fault driver.

Why Choose Dupée & Monroe, P.C. After a Work Accident in Goshen?

At Dupée & Monroe, P.C., our experienced personal injury attorneys understand the complexities of workplace injuries, workers’ compensation, and third-party liability claims in New York. We are committed to providing personalized and compassionate representation to our clients, helping them navigate the legal process and achieve the best possible outcome.

If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury in the Hudson Valley, call us today at 845-294-8900 for a free consultation. We will review your case, explain your legal options, and work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation and justice you deserve.

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