A Peek at Your Benefits After a New York Construction Accident Injury

What Your Compensation May Be if You’ve Been Hurt in a New York Construction Accident

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

Most people who have been injured in New York construction accidents have a common question. They want to know more about their recovery. The information can be hard to obtain from their employer or the insurance adjuster who keeps contacting you, and it can be challenging to research. Accordingly, we are providing a peek into the general rules for compensation after a New York construction accident, and we are encouraging you to contact a New York construction attorney for more specific information if you’ve been hurt.

General Rules for Compensation After a New York Construction Accident Injury

Generally, construction workers who have been hurt on New York construction sites or in the course of their jobs may be entitled to:

  • Workers’ Compensation. If you, another employee of your employer, or your employer caused your accident injuries, then you may be able to recover damages via workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation may pay for your medical expenses, a portion of your lost income, and an amount based on whether you were seriously or permanently injured.
  • Compensation in a Personal Injury Action. If your injury was caused by a person or entity other than your employer, then your recovery may occur through a personal injury claim rather than a workers’ compensation insurance claim. In such a case, your recovery may include not only your past and future medical expenses, but also your past and future lost income, out-of-pocket costs, and compensation for your physical pain and emotional suffering.

The specific amount of compensation that you may be able to recover is highly dependent on the unique facts of your case and can’t be predicted in this general library article.

Call a New York Construction Accident Lawyer Today for More Information

You can find out more about your specific recovery, however, by contacting an experienced New York construction accident attorney today at 1-800-362-9329 and by reading our FREE information brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone.