You were recently injured on the job, and now you’re wondering whether or not you can bring about a civil lawsuit against your employer. The answer is a little complex, but once you find out what recourse you have, you can decide if you want to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you.
Filing a Civil Lawsuit Against an Employer
Typically, if you get injured at work, you will go through workers’ compensation insurance to file a claim. This insurance protects employers and employees just in case any injuries do occur.
But if your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance, then it is possible that you may be able to sue them in a civil court. Additionally, if your employer’s intentional conduct led to your injury, then you may also be able to file a civil recourse.
Other Types of Lawsuits Related to Work Injuries
Let’s say you got injured while on the job, but a third party was involved. For instance, maybe you were out making deliveries when another driver crashed into your company car and hurt you. Potentially, you could bring a personal injury claim against them.
If you were using a product that was faulty and caused you injury, that could result in another lawsuit. For example, perhaps you were working with tires, and one blew up suddenly and caused an injury. You might be able to file a products liability lawsuit.
The only way you’ll know you have a valid civil lawsuit on your hands is if you get in touch with a personal injury lawyer.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates if you need representation following a workplace injury. We assist clients throughout Westchester County, and the best part is, we provide a free consultation. Get in touch today at (914) 328-8800.