If I have a workers’ compensation case can I bring a lawsuit?

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You can bring a lawsuit, even if you have a workers' compensation case. The fact that you filed a workers' compensation case doesn't prevent you from filing a civil case, and that's because the law in New York is that you can't sue your employer. And that's the reason why you have workers' compensation.


However, if there are other people that are legally responsible for your injuries and creating an unsafe environment, you can file a civil case against them while you have workers' compensation, and because you might not know who the other entities are, other people that might be responsible, it's important to consult with a lawyer, so they can do an investigation and do the research, and they can protect your rights in your construction accident. So, that's why it's important to consult with an attorney.


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