Nassau County workers’ compensation attorneys have experience in representing victims who have been injured when performing their job duties. Across the country, there are many dangerous jobs that need to be done. However, even some of the safer jobs, can come with potentially dangerous situations. Luckily, in every state of the United States, employees who have been injured on the job have access to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation gives employees the ability to access compensation for expenses related to their injuries. In exchange for accepting workers’ compensation, in most cases, an employee forgoes their right to pursue a lawsuit against their employer. This may leave you wondering whether you have the option to file a lawsuit against a co-worker or employer whose negligence was the cause of your injury. This will largely vary upon the specifics of your case. However, by contacting Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C., our Nassau County workers’ compensation attorneys can review your case and help you determine if it is in your best interest to pursue a lawsuit against your employer.
The laws surrounding workers’ comp vary greatly from one state to the next. It may be a good idea to research the specific laws for whichever state you work in. However, speaking with a Nassau County workers’ compensation attorney can ensure that you are pursuing your workers’ compensation case in accordance with New York State laws. Regardless, the general rule is that an injured worker cannot file a lawsuit against a co-worker or employer to receive compensation for their injuries. That is what workers’ comp is for, and it is considered the only way for a worker to receive financial compensation, with only a few very rare exceptions. If you do choose to file a lawsuit, instead of or in addition to filing a workers’ comp case, your Nassau County workers’ compensation attorneys will tell you that the lawsuit is likely to be thrown out.
This may seem like a limitation, but workers’ comp is a better way to receive compensation than a lawsuit. Workers’ compensation provides several benefits over a lawsuit:
While workers’ compensation comes with a number of benefits, there can be a variety of complications. Contact Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C., our workers’ compensation attorneys in Nassau County to help ensure a smoother process.
Reasons to File a Lawsuit
There are two primary exceptions for when a lawsuit is the appropriate action after an injury, rather than workers’ comp. For example:
If either of these is the case, filing a lawsuit may be the more appropriate option. As you would expect, these are both rare instances. If there are any issues with your case, speak to our Nassau County workers’ compensation attorney immediately.
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When facing a work related accident, our workers’ compensation attorneys trusted by Nassau County residents will stand by you every step of the way. We know that in the days and weeks following your work related accident, you may not only be suffering from physical pain, but also unsure of what the future may hold. Don’t delay in accessing the legal representation you deserve when pursuing your workers’ compensation case. Contact Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C., workers’ compensation attorneys in Nassau County, we can apply our over 20 years of experience to your case.