In New York State, an employee cannot sue their employer when injured on the job, even if the employer was negligent in some way. Instead, an injured worker may make a claim under the Workers Compensation law, which requires that an employer must provide New York Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover on-the-job injuries.
The employer must pay for this insurance policy and cannot require employees to contribute to the cost. Once an employee makes a claim under Workers’ Compensation, the Workers Compensation insurance carrier will decide whether they are accepting or contesting the claim. The claim will then proceed through the New York Workers’ Comp Board, which is the administrative court that oversees the case.
Although an employee cannot sue their employer in New York State when injured on the job, if there is a third party that was negligent, the injured worker may have a viable third party lawsuit that is separate from the Workers Compensation case and may provide for payments that are not covered by Workers Comp.
Terry Katz, Esq.
Terry Katz, Esq., the founding Member of the firm, handles all aspects of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases.
From Our Clients
Hiring Terry Katz and associates to represent my interests in my Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability case proved to be a smart decision that yielded an extremely successful outcome.
Through the lengthy and intricate process I came to realize just how valuable having a team of highly skilled representation was, and that is just how to describe the law firm of Terry Katz and Associates “Highly skilled legal representation”. I’d like to thank the entire team who worked on both my cases all of whom were always professional, knowledgeable and extremely caring. Throughout my entire case all of my calls and emails were always returned in a timely manner. My questions always answered competently and professionally. I always understood the process and felt a confidence in the process that I would not have had if not for hiring Terry Katz and Associates.
Mostly I’d like to thank Ms. Langdale who worked tirelessly on both my workers compensation case and my social security disability case. Her representation and legal prowess in the court room was nothing short of impressive to witness. I will never forget how confidently represented and protected I felt during her opening remarks at my social security disability hearing.
During these difficult times I was truly grateful to have Ms. Langdale working so diligently and expertly for my interests.