Options For Work Accidents Off The Work Site

Many times work-related accidents do not occur while you are physically on work premises. If you have sustained an injury away from work, you still have rights if the injury occurred in the course and scope of your employment.

At the Law Offices of Wesley M. Malowitz, I help injured workers recover rightful benefits following an accident away from work. Contact me to speak with an experienced Stamford, Connecticut, attorney.

Helping Victims Recover Following A Work-Related Injury

As an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, I help injured clients recover benefits following all types of accidents away from work, such as:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents away from work: such as workers injured from falling down the stairs in a home in which repairs are being made (cable repairs, utility repairs, etc.) or a delivery person who trips over a dog leash on the porch steps
  • Dog bites/animal attacks away from work: such as a delivery person or lawn service person attacked by a dog or a construction subcontractor attacked while replacing the dining room cabinets in a home
  • Car/truck accidents away from work: such as a garbage truck driver or delivery truck driver injured in a truck accident while performing job duties or any other employee involved in a car accident in the scope of employment

Whether an injury is sustained while lifting boxes in the warehouse or in a car accident while running an errand for your boss — all work-related injuries are governed by workers’ compensation laws. Generally, people who sustain on-the-job injuries may only seek compensation for medical expenses, wage loss, permanent disability and other expenses by pursuing a workers’ compensation claim. However, when an accident occurs away from work, there are often additional claims against at-fault parties other than your employer which may be pursued.

Providing Guidance Regarding Your Legal Options

I help clients understand their rights and pursue the full compensation they need and deserve. When workers’ compensation benefits are paid and a third-party claim is settled at a later date, I have the experience and skill to effectively negotiate with your employer’s insurance company so that minimal workers’ compensation benefits are paid back. Creative discussions have resulted in significant reductions or even waivers of these claims for repayment.

Contact A Trusted Workers’ Comp Lawyer

Contact my law firm to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your work-related injury. You can call 866-539-5781 or 203-517-0110, or reach me by email.

Weekend appointments available. You owe nothing unless you receive compensation.

Verdicts & Settlements

36-year-old laborer for landscaping company fractured wrist when fellow employee hit him with truck. Claimant received in excess of $30,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for total disability and medical expenses and settled with automobile insurance company for fellow employee for $95,000.

1989 workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000. Claimant originally sustained a low back injury when she slipped and fell at local grocery store resulting in low back surgery in 1989. Several years later, claimant exacerbated her low back injury. Claim was reopened and settled with carrier for $125,000 in 2006.

47-year-old deli clerk sustained low back injuries at work for local supermarket. Carrier originally denied claim on the grounds that the injury was pre-existing. After formal workers’ compensation hearing carrier accepted claim and paid all total disability benefits and medical expenses in excess of $100,000. Case then settled for an additional $100,000 after injured person received a permanent disability rating.

34-year-old male roofer sustained multiple injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and hip when he fell from roof during work. Claimant was provided workers’ compensation benefits in excess of $100,000 and settled remaining claims for an additional $55,000.

40-year-old male working for cleaning company sustained neck and low back injuries when he fell on defective staircase while cleaning local museum. Claimant recovered over $95,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and resolved claim against museum for $85,000.

26-year-old laborer sustained fractured foot when a cast iron pipe was dropped on his foot. Employer and workers’ compensation carrier denied claim on basis that injured worker was an independent contractor. After a series of informal and formal workers’ compensation hearings, carrier conceded that claimant was an employee and settled case for $85,000.

24-year-old waitress sustained back injury while working at Outback Steak House. Workers’ compensation insurance company initially denied the claim. After a series of informal hearings, carrier accepted claim paying medical expenses and total disability benefits. In addition to those benefits paid, claim settled for an additional $75,000.

Delivery truck driver sustained right wrist fracture in rear-end motor vehicle accident while in the course of his employment. Claimant recovered in excess of $40,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses and total disability benefits. Claimant settled case against at-fault driver for $105,000.

22-year-old male working as stocking clerk at “big box” retailer sustained herniated disc in low back. Workers’ compensation carrier refused to accept the claim. After formal workers’ compensation, hearing commissioner ordered carrier to pay over $35,000 in past total disability benefits and pay for surgery and all related medical expenses. Case settled for an additional $35,000 for a total recovery in excess of $100,000.

Rear-end collision on entrance ramp to Merritt Parkway resulting in 49-year-old woman sustaining mid-back injury. Case settled at mediation after filing suit for $300,000.

28-year-old passenger sustained multiple herniated discs in automobile accident in New York state. New York no-fault carrier paid for extended period of disability from work and medical expenses, including expenses for surgery. Case settled against driver of vehicle for $300,000 policy limits shortly after filing suit.

54-year-old man sustains shoulder injury when hit from behind by uninsured motorist on New Jersey Turnpike. Case settled for $135,000 prior to trial.

CT Transit bus driver sustained torn meniscus in collision with another vehicle. Claims made against at-fault driver, workers’ compensation carrier and client’s underinsured motorist policy. All claims settle for a recovery in excess of $100,000.

68-year-old woman sustained neck and back injuries in rear-end collision and required extended course physical therapy, but was not a surgical candidate. Case settled for $100,000 prior to filing suit.

34-year-old woman sustained concussion and neck and back injuries in hit-and-run accident on a New York highway. Claimant settled uninsured motorist claim for her $100,000 policy limits.

80-year-old woman sustained right foot fracture when her foot was run over in a parking lot. Case settled for at-fault driver’s policy limit of $100,000 prior to filing suit.

38-year-old nanny sustained right femur fracture when she fell down defective stairs in home of her employer’s neighbor. All medical expenses and lost wages reimbursed and case settled for an additional $150,000.

Claim against landlord for defective staircase in multi-family rental house. Claimant sustained a right femur fracture. Case settled for $125,000 prior to filing suit.

$95,000 judgment obtained against bar and nightclub for assault by one of its patrons against another patron.

47-year-old woman sustained a broken left wrist when she fell from porch stairs at house she was renting. Case settled for $95,000 shortly before trial.

26-year-old male bitten on leg by German shepherd. Claim against dog owner settled for $65,000 plus payment of all medical expenses.