Is there any kind of help for a truck driver, hurt on a jobsite in New York state?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Rochester, NY

Question: While unloading a truck, with an out of service liftgate. The liftgate was used, the general freight was place on the liftgate. Then lowered, while being lowered the freight toppled down on me. Can I proceed to legal filings? ... .

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . You cannot sue your employer but you can file a worker's compensation claim. If there is a third party invovled (ie. someone else owned the truck) you may have a personal injury case.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  2. Yefim Rubinov

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    Answered . You may be eligible for workers comp. And or depends on the facts, you may sue a third party, if one is involved. Consult a local attorney right away.

  3. Michael J Palumbo

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    Answered . You may be eligible for NY No Fault benefits which would cover lost wages and medical bills. Speak to a Rochester personal injury attorney at once!

  4. Bret A. Schnitzer

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    Answered . You have a workman compensation case if you were injured. You do not indicate what injury, if any, you sustained. There could be a third party case, but there are not enough facts here to know whether that is a claim worth investigating. Good luck.

    You should consult an attorney in your State at once. This response does not constitute legal advise outside the... more
  5. Scott J. Corwin

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    Answered . I agree with my fellow personal injury attorneys. Your best option is to hire an experienced truck injury lawyer to represent you and assist you in filing a worker's comp claim. I hope this helps and have a nice day.

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