Do you know your legal options?
While most construction workers may be aware of the help they can get through the workers’ compensation system, not all are aware that, depending on who caused your injuries, you may also be able to pursue compensation outside of workers’ compensation through what is called a third-party claim.
What Is A Third-Party Claim?
Many on-the-job accidents were caused by the injured worker, fellow employees or conditions that were under the control of the employer. Those types of cases are taken care of through workers’ compensation. But, when the cause of the accident is an outside party such as a subcontractor or another driver who causes an accident while you are driving for work, you can sue that party for compensation beyond your workers’ compensation benefits. We focus on helping injured workers with these third-party claims for injuries such as:
- Scaffolding and ladder accidents
- Trip-and-fall accidents
- Being struck by dropped debris/materials/objects
- Trench accidents
- Crane accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Power tool accidents
Immigration status does not limit your right to compensation
Your immigration status is not an impediment to your ability to be compensated for work-related injuries. If you have concerns about your immigration status and how it could impact your ability to be compensated for a work-related injury, you can contact our office for a free consultation. We’ll answer any questions you may have about immigration, workers compensation, and third-party claims at no cost to you.
You may be facing a long period of recovery where you are unable to work or are only able to work limited duties. At Ricigliano & Filopei, P.C., we focus on making sure you have the medical and financial resources you need to help you get through these tough times.
We assist union and nonunion construction workers. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you can contact us for a free consultation where we will discuss your case at no cost to you. We have offices in Manhattan, the Bronx, and New Jersey. Virtual consultations are also available upon request.