As an injured worker, you have the right to access benefits to help you recover from your workplace injury. However, if those benefits are denied, you may wonder if you can file a labor lawsuit to enforce your rights. In this article, we’ll explain when and how you can file a lawsuit with the help of labor lawyers.
Although in most cases, the law prevents workers from filing a labor lawsuit against their employer in exchange for millions of dollars in compensation, sometimes it is possible to take drastic measures when labor rights are violated.
Did you suffer an accident at work? At Nonna Shikh Law, we have the right team of lawyers for you. Our experience in labor cases will ensure you a first-class, individualized and honest attention, with which it will be possible to achieve the best results. Call us now or schedule your appointment with our labor lawyers.
When is it possible to file a labor lawsuit for work-related accidents?
In the states of the country where the workers’ compensation law is enforced, the injured worker has limitations at the time of filing a labor lawsuit for his case, since his employer will be in charge of responding for his injuries. The employer will grant him labor compensation that will allow him to recover each one of the expenses of the event, and that will be processed through the insurance company he has contracted.
However, there are times when it is possible that the worker has the right to file a labor lawsuit for his injuries, and thus have the opportunity to claim other rights that may be being ignored at the time of responding for his injuries.
For example, if a worker suffered an accident as a result of the negligence of another person, whether it be a department manager, a contractor, or even the employer, the worker has the right to file a labor claim, which may extend the benefits to which he or she is entitled by law.
What are the benefits of filing a work injury lawsuit?
By filing a workers’ compensation work injury claim, not only will you be able to receive the compensation you are entitled to for essential expenses arising out of the accident, but you will also be able to include other important amounts that may also arise after you have been injured.
While workers’ compensation will generally allow you to recover expenses for medical care, prescription drugs, lost wages, etc., by filing a workers’ compensation claim you may also be able to claim payment for expenses such as:
- Health problems that may arise in the future, linked to your injuries.
- Rehabilitation therapies for the injuries suffered.
- Pain and suffering.
Each of these expenses may appear after the accident, and even after having received the required medical attention. By filing an employment claim with the help of our employment lawyers, you can secure access to these benefits and many more.
Why is the help of employment lawyers necessary?
Since workers’ compensation law prevents you from taking drastic legal action, such as filing a labor lawsuit, when considering doing so it is important to make sure you have the proper support from a team of labor lawyers.
This way, in addition to having legal support when defending your case in court, you will also be able to know your rights and each of the legal processes you must follow to ensure the success of your claim.
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At Nonna Shikh Law, we protect your rights as a victim
If you were a victim of a work accident and you believe that your rights are not being respected, or that your case could qualify for the filing of a labor lawsuit, our labor lawyers are ready to provide you with all the help you need.
At Nonna Shikh Law, we are known for our aggressiveness in defending the rights of our clients and our insistence until we achieve the best results for your case. Call us now or schedule your appointment with our lawyers, who will help you assert your rights and get justice for your injuries.
The team of writers of Nonna Shikh is made up of a group of lawyers specialized in personal injury, traffic, construction and slip and fall cases. Each member of the team has extensive experience in their area of specialization and is committed to providing the best defense and compensation to their clients in New York City.