The past couple of weeks, our blog has focused on construction workers’ accidents and how, by filing a lawsuit, third parties may be held liable for damages suffered in those accidents. As readers of this blog know, far too many risks are posed in the workplace, and oftentimes workers find themselves hurt on the job. Typically, the first step is to file a workers’ compensation claim. Since, as mentioned in previous posts, this is a no-fault system, you do not have to prove that your employer’s negligence caused your harm.
Yet, workers’ compensation claims are often denied for various reasons. Fortunately, these denials can be appealed. If you succeed, then you might be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. But that might not be enough. This is where filing a personal injury claim against a third party may be beneficial. Throughout the legal process, though, whether dealing with workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit, it might be beneficial to have the support of a legal professional.
The attorneys at Callanen, Foley & Hobika have years of experience fighting workers’ compensation denials and holding negligent and reckless employer’s accountable for their actions. We take pride in our ability to assess the specifics of each individual case and to apply the law in the most favorable way possible under the circumstances. Though we can’t guarantee an outcome, we can guarantee that our clients will get the one-on-one attention they deserve.
So, whether you were hurt by a machinery accident or a scaffolding fall, you should consider taking the first step toward getting your life back on track. Experienced New York attorneys stand ready to help bring your suffering to an end.