Workplace Injuries Third-Party Liability

If you became sick or were injured on the job, you are entitled to workers' compensation to cover proper medical treatment and recover a portion of lost wages. However, some businesses do not offer workers' comp, and often, workers' comp does not cover the full costs associated with an injury or illness. At Chiariello & Chiariello, we have been helping workers protect their rights and file third-party liability lawsuits in New York for over 50 years.

Our lawyers pride themselves on providing high-quality legal representation and exceptional personal service. We will not treat you like a number and will give your injury case the time and respect it deserves.

Understanding Third-Party Liability Lawsuits

If your injury was caused by another person or company at work, those at fault can be held liable - if you fall off a defective ladder during construction, for example, or a welder leaves a blowtorch too close to a gas line and causes an explosion.

Standard workers' comp insurance is "no-fault," which means that you do not need to prove that the employer did anything wrong. To win a third-party lawsuit, however, you must prove that the other party was negligent. To do this, you must show that:

  • Your accident was work-related.
  • You suffered actual injuries.
  • These injuries were a direct result of the work accident.
  • The third party was expected to act responsibly.
  • The third party failed to act responsibly, causing the accident.

For example, a scaffolding contractor is expected to create scaffolding machines that work properly. If an error in the machine caused your accident, then the contractor may be held liable. Our attorneys will work with you to fully understand your claim and establish these causes. We take each case seriously and work to seek the best results possible.

Injured On The Job? We Can Help.

If your injuries at work were the result of someone else's negligence, we want to help you recover the compensation you deserve through third-party claims. We offer a free no-cost consultation to injury victims. Give us a call today at 888-692-1540 or send us an email. We proudly represent clients in Queens, Long Island and all of New York City.