I received workers' compensation benefits, can I still sue?

Can I still file a lawsuit in New York for my construction accident injury if I received workers’ compensation benefits?

Workers’ compensation benefits in New York cover your lost wages, your medical bills and any incidentals that you may have as a result of your accident. You are still entitled to sue anybody else who may be responsible for your injuries such as the owner of the building, the general contractor or another sub contractor on the site who caused your injury regardless of whether or not you received worker’s compensation benefits. You should always as your worker’s compensation attorney about a third party lawsuit. Meaning a lawsuit against another party other than your boss and if you have any questions about who might be responsible for those injuries, please call us and we would be happy to answer any questions that you might have.

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