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Syracuse Lawyers Serving Victims Of Third-Party Work Accidents

After a workplace accident, many workers assume that workers’ compensation benefits are the only form of financial relief they can obtain to aid their recovery. Some workers’ injuries, however, are caused by third parties, specifically individuals or businesses other than their employers. In addition to pursing workers’ comp benefits, workers who suffer injuries in third-party work accidents may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party as well.

At Kenny & Kenny, PLLC, we are here to guide you through the complexities of third-party work accidents. We have served Syracuse injury victims since 1987, so we know the pain and confusion that can follow these events. We are dedicated to helping you find clarity and support as you recover from your injuries. Most importantly, we will work hard to help you secure compensation that can help you move forward.

Common Causes Of Third-Party Work Injuries

Third-party work injuries happen for a variety of reasons, though workers most commonly sustain them due to:

  • Burns
  • Car and truck accidents
  • Contractor, subcontractor or nonemployer negligence on work sites
  • Exposure to chemicals or toxic substances
  • Poorly maintained premises
  • Use of defective equipment

You have the right to seek justice if you get hurt in these – or other – manners, regardless of which industry you work in.

Industries Where Third-Party Work Accidents Are Common

Construction sites are one of the most common backdrops for third-party work injuries. Multiple contractors are often involved in construction projects, and the equipment construction workers rely on can be dangerous, especially if it is defective or improperly used. However, third-party accidents can occur in other industries as well, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Delivery services
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation

If you find yourself injured due to faulty equipment or because a third party failed to do their job correctly, it is important to know your options. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer can be instrumental in setting a third-party injury claim in motion.

Damages Available In Third-Party Work Accidents

After a third-party work accident, you might be facing both physical pain and financial strain from medical bills and lost wages. While these hardships likely feel overwhelming, you may, due to the nature of your injuries, be entitled to compensation beyond that which workers’ compensation provides. In third-party injury cases, compensation is called damages.

Not only can you receive economic damages for medical expenses and lost earnings, but you may qualify for noneconomic damages as well. Noneconomic damages can account for pain and suffering, future medical costs, loss of earning potential and changes in your enjoyment of life. You can determine which damages you are eligible for by working with a lawyer.

We Are Here If You Need Help

When you are ready to talk about your work injuries, our attorneys are here to listen to you. Give us a call at 315-883-8532 or email us to schedule a free consultation. By reaching out to us, you are taking the first step toward regaining control of your life after a third-party work accident.