Author: Pyrros & Serres, LLP
Queens | New York City | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Under the workers’ compensation in New York, when you have been injured on the job, you have the right to pursue benefits through a workers’ compensation claim. In many instances, it will be your exclusive remedy—in other words, the only avenue you have to pursue compensation for your losses. But that’s not always the case. In fact, there are situations where you can simultaneously file a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit. Here’s how it works.
In addition, you won’t be able to recover twice for the same loss. For example, if your medical expenses are paid by workers’ compensation, you cannot recover for those same expenses in a civil suit.
Is Workers’ Compensation the Only Source of Recovery for a Work Injury?
At Pyrros & Serres LLP, we handle all matters related to workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims for people in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and across the greater New York City metropolitan area. Because of our reputation for effective advocacy, many of our new clients come to us as referrals from clients and other lawyers.
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