Suing Your Employer for Work Injuries
Can You Sue Your Employer for Negligence If You’re Injured On The Job?
Watch the following educational legal video by Andrew P. Fleming, an experienced Hamburg construction accident attorneys in Hamburg, NY where he discusses your options related to suing your employer for work injuries sustained on the job.
The overwhelming majority of the time, you may not sue your employer on the grounds of negligence. You are restricted to filing a workers’ compensation claim. Sometimes this inability to sue can prove to be a major hindrance; in one of our current cases, a client has been forced to replace one of his eyes due to a workplace injury, and he is unable to sue his employer for a situation that is truly the employer’s responsibility. Unfortunately, he will only be able to file a workers’ compensation claim.
If a third party is at fault for your injury, however, you do have the ability to make a claim against the third party. Workers’ compensation exists to protect employees, allowing them to forego the burdensome responsibility of proving negligence in order to gain some recovery for their injuries.
Were you injured on the job and have questions about suing your employer for work injuries you sustained? Contact the experienced Hamburg construction accident attorneys at Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP for a free confidential consultation. We treat your case and your injuries seriously and do everything in our power to bring you relief. Let our experience work for you.