All manner of injured workers should avail themselves of the full benefits to which they are entitled under the workers’ compensation system. The workers’ compensation system offers injured workers access to immediate health care and lost wage benefits that can help an injured worker begin his or her journey toward recovery.
What many injured workers are unaware of is the fact that in certain situations there is the possibility to secure additional compensation beyond what is available through their employer’s workers’ compensation coverage.
In situations where the injury was caused by any party aside from the employer and the employee, perhaps a subcontractor or a vendor working on the same work site, the injured worker can pursue compensation from whoever caused the accident.
These are called third-party claims. This type of claim is different than a workers’ compensation claim. These claims are pursued through traditional personal injury means, i.e., through the courts.
At Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, our firm is committed to helping injured workers maximize the financial resources they have access to after an on-the-job accident has left them injured. We know how difficult it can be to face the financial uncertainty that often accompanies serious injury. Medical bills and lost wages can cause stress and anxiety for anyone.
Our attorneys are exceptionally skilled at helping injured workers secure the compensation they deserve from third parties. Since 1992, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
If you or a loved one were injured in an on-the-job accident, our attorneys can help you pursue all appropriate compensation. To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer at our firm, please call 212-268-3222 or complete our free case evaluation form online.