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My friend has been trying to sue his employer for his workers' compensation, but it was not really working. He was injured while working but with all the regulations that he didn't really seem to understand, it seemed impossible for him to claim his compensation from his employer. Now, I read this article just now... And did you know this?!?! Surprisingly, I didn't!!!!!
from New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer saying that, "Workers' Compensation prevents a worker from bringing a claim only against his own employer, but that does not mean that the worker cannot put in a multi-million dollar claim against these other entities for such on-the-job injury."
And so it was getting me more interested as I read further and found out that "the third party" can somehow be sued as well. Their example was, " If you work on the subway tracks in NYC and a subway train cuts off your leg, you cannot sue MTA (your employer), but you can sue, for instance, the brake manufacturer, or the subcontractor that is responsible for making sure the color of the light (red, no; green, go) was proper. Obviously, the conductor may have seen a green light while you were on the tunnel's subway tracks that should have been red. Without any payment up front by you, our construction accident and subway accident New York City lawyers will investigate whether any negligence was caused by a third party (not the worker's employer) such as: the general contractor, the other subcontractors, the building owner, the crane lift company, the scaffold manufacturer-- anybody else who helped cause the injury."
And so I mailed this to my friend in NY and thought I should post on here in case of anyone that's going through the same thing and hopefully this could help you guys out. I didn't know at first, now I know and now yall know... So claim your rights because my plan is to keep pushing my friend!!!
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