Can City Employees Sue The City Of New York?

In most cases involving a workplace injury, workers' compensation provides compensation for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation and other expenses. In some cases, it may be appropriate to bring a lawsuit against a third party or your employer — but what if you're employed by the city of New York?

Injuries To NYC Employees

The city of New York is made up of dozens of departments and agencies, which act separately and independently. In some cases, the negligence of one department may cause injury to the employee of another. For example, a police officer may be injured on dangerous property maintained by the parks department.

If you are a city employee injured by the negligence of a department or agency other than the one you work for, you may collect workers' compensation benefits through your own department. You may also be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the responsible department.

These cases are complex and require a thorough investigation into what caused the injury and who is responsible. When your case involves a large municipal entity like New York City, it is essential that you take steps to preserve the relevant evidence and work with an attorney who can level the playing field.

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It is important to work with a qualified lawyer who knows how to handle these matters properly. Failure to take the necessary steps or coordinate both claims can compromise your eligibility for benefits or damage your personal injury claim. At Klein Law Group, we have extensive experience helping employees pursue both workers' compensation and personal injury claims.

Our lead attorney, David Klein, has been fighting for justice on behalf of New York's workers for years, both in and out of the courtroom. He has written and lectured on legal and safety issues important to workers, and he has led pro bono workshops for local unions. Let our team of attorneys help you preserve your rights and make a full financial recovery.

During your free initial consultation, we will answer your questions and help you understand your options for pursuing justice. To arrange an appointment at one of our office locations or over the phone, please contact us at 917-639-5350 (toll free 877-390-8732).