Who is Entitled to Workers' Compensation in New York?

What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers' compensation is a form of insurance coverage that employers are required to carry for the purpose of protecting their employees in the event of an unfortunate workplace accident. Other than a few exceptions, all full-time or part-time employees working at a for-profit business are entitled to workers' compensation benefits in the state of New York.

If you have been seriously injured on the job or while performing a work-related task you will likely be entitled to receive benefits through your employer's workers' compensation insurance. The benefits an individual is eligible to receive will depend heavily on the type and extent of the injuries caused.

Workers' Compensation or Civil Lawsuit?

There are certain circumstances in which an individual may be able to file a civil lawsuit to seek maximum compensation, particularly when the accident and resultant injuries were caused as a direct result of another person's intentional wrongdoing or outright negligence. As each case is different, we strongly advise you consult a skilled New York construction accident attorney at once about your legal rights and the options available to you.

Discuss Your Case with Our Qualified Team

The attorneys here at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP have more than 100 years combined experience practicing law. We are aggressive advocates for the rights of those injured in construction or job site accidents and we are committed to providing our clients with the high-quality representation necessary to help them obtain the most optimum results for their case.

Our hard work and dedication over the years has helped us collect over $420 million dollars on behalf of our clients. We understand how difficult it can be, both physically and financially, after sustaining serious injuries on the job. Having an employer who disputes your claim can also make recovering benefits extremely difficult. Rest assured that our firm is here to provide you with the sound legal advice and hard-hitting representation you need from beginning to end. Complex cases are not a problem for us. We look forward to fighting a good fight when it means giving our clients the upper edge they rightfully deserve.

Contact our office today so that we can review the circumstances surrounding your accident and recommend the best course of action.