On some occasions, a work accident can enable a victim to file a lawsuit, in order to increase the value of the compensation that they deserve by law. But, in which cases can this be done? Is it necessary to have the support of labor lawyers? Is some type of evidence required?
There are many questions that can be asked about this topic. Therefore, in this article we tell you everything you need to know to file a claim for a work accident, and thus you may have the opportunity to receive a higher amount as compensation, which allows you to recover all the expenses caused by the accident.
Remember that if you suffered a work accident in New York City, at Nonna Law we can defend you before any legal instance. In our team you can find professional and aggressive lawyers, willing to fight for the fulfillment of your rights as a victim.
Can a lawsuit be filed after a work accident?
As established by the Workers’ Compensation Law, an injured worker cannot file a claim against their employer. In return, you should receive compensation that will cover all expenses arising from your injuries, including medical care, prescription drugs, etc.
However, in certain cases there may be features that allow the victim to bring a claim against their employer. For this, it is important to have the support of a team of labor lawyers, who help clarify the causes that led to the accident and if it is possible to proceed legally with a lawsuit.
In which cases is it possible to file a labor lawsuit?
The cases in which a labor lawsuit for work accidents can be filed are those in which the employer, supervisor, or any other figure superior to the injured worker, plays an important role in the causes of the accident suffered by the victim.
Some cases in which a labor lawsuit could be filed for a work accident are:
- Accidents that occur due to lack of worker training Falls due to failures in the structure of a scaffolding in a construction.
- Repetitive work injuries.
- Falls or slips due to accumulated debris at a job site. Failures in the security equipment at the time of performing a risky work task.
- Malfunction of machinery or tools.
In each of these cases, as a victim you have sufficient reasons to file a labor lawsuit, which will lead you to receive a million-dollar compensation, the amount of which could exceed the amount that really corresponds to you depending on the magnitude of your injuries.
Evidence you must have to file a work accident claim.
In order for the labor lawsuit that you are going to present to be successful, it is important that you make sure that you have all the necessary evidence, with which you can support your statements and demonstrate that your claim has sufficient arguments to obtain a favorable result.
Some of the evidence that can be used in these cases are:
- Audio recordings.
- Testimonials from people who have witnessed the accident.
- Clinical studies.
- Medical reports
As well as any other document that can serve as proof of the injuries that have been suffered as a result of the work accident in question. Keep in mind that, if you do not have this evidence, a team of labor lawyers will be able to advise you to obtain it in the shortest possible time for your claim.
At Nonna Law, you can find the labor lawyers your case needs
If you were the victim of a workplace accident that caused you serious injuries, Nonna Law can help you assert your rights as a victim. With our aggressive defense of your case, you can have the opportunity to receive all the benefits you deserve, and even file a labor lawsuit if necessary.
Call now at 718-295-4000, or schedule your appointment with our team so we can discuss your case. With over 25 years of experience, we know how to act to assert your rights, even securing billions in compensation 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.