If you are injured on the job you may be able to seek monetary damages from the negligent party. In many work accidents, the underlying cause may not be attributable to your employer, but is instead related to the wrongdoing of a third party. This could be someone or some entity other than your employer, including a building owner, maintenance company, product manufacturer, or independent contractor.
Third party negligence in personal injury cases is more common than you might think. When there is third party negligence involving in a work injury case, the legal issues become more complex and demand the attention of an experienced attorney. Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices has handled many third party negligence claims for injured workers, and we’re prepared to help you!
Attorneys and doctors need sufficient time to evaluate your case and the extent of your injuries. This is a critical step in determining your grounds for a lawsuit. If you can prove liability and damages, our system of justice provides the opportunity for you to recover your damages. In order to accomplish this, our attorneys conduct thorough investigations to determine if and how negligence played a role.
Legal elements that need to be established in these claims include:
- A duty existed - The at-fault party had a duty to keep you free from preventable harm. For example, premises owners have a legal obligation to ensure their property is free from preventable hazards that can injure people on site.
- The duty was breached - The legal duty was breached by the at-fault party, which can subject them to liability for damages that result.
- The victim suffered injuries - The victim suffered legitimate damages. In order for a claim to be filed, victims must prove that they suffered physical, emotional, and/or financial harm.
- The breach of duty caused the injury – Successful personal injury claims are hinged on proving injuries were caused by at-fault party’s actions / breach of duty.
Our personal injury attorneys have recovered millions in compensation for injury victims around Brooklyn and New York, including victims who were hurt on the job as the result of a third party’s actions. If you have questions about who you may be able to pursue a recovery from in your case, our legal team is standing by 24/7 for a FREE consultation. Contact us today!