i was at work today had i got burn at my job could i sue
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Generally speaking, no. Workers Compensation insurance claims are generally the exclusive remdy under the law for those injured while working, for injuries arising in the course of work duties while working;; however, there are exceptions to this general rules, as there are to almost any general rule.
You may be able to sue but you are barred, with some exceptions, to suing your employer in New York. A third party other than you employer may be responsible for the burn. Call me, Pasquale Calcagno, Esq., for a free, confidential consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT so we can discuss the facts of your claim. We have convenient locations all over New York. You can also visit us on the web at www.1800wefight.com for helpful information on your claim. I look forward to speaking with you.
No that would be covered under workers compensation. For more information about workers compensation, please visit my website www.kesslerlawyer.com.
In New York State work place accidents and injuries are USUALLY covered by Workers' Compensation, which bars an employee from filing a civil lawsuit. Workers' Compensation will pay for your medical bills and up to $400 per week in lost wages. In some occasions, for example when your employer has not purchased Workers' Compensation Insurance or where there is a third-party that is responsible for the injury, you may still bring a civil lawsuit. Also under certain specific working circumstances you can bring a civil lawsuit. In order to determine whether or not you qualify to bring a civil lawsuit as a result of your injuries we would need to speak with you and interview you. We offer free, no obligation consultations.
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