Why Construction Accident Recoveries Are Unique and Complicated

Reasons Why All Construction Accident Recoveries Are Not the Same

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

Your Hudson County construction accident recovery is not going to be the same as your buddy’s recovery. It is not even going to be the same as someone else who was hurt in the same accident that injured you. Accordingly, it is important for you to understand how your construction accident recovery may be calculated if you’ve been hurt and what you can do to protect your potential recovery.

Why Your Recovery Is Unique

The law does not provide for a flat rate of recovery for construction accident victims. In other words, not every worker who is hurt in a Hudson County construction accident is going to recover the same damages even if they were hurt in the same accident. Some of the things that could influence your unique recovery include:

  • The type of injury that you suffer – How your injury impacts your day to day life will be important to your potential recovery.
  • How long your injury is likely to impact your life – You may be able to recover more if your injuries are permanent or reasonably expected to last a long time.
  • Who was responsible for causing your accident injuries – This will be a significant factor in determining whether you should file a New Jersey workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Generally, pain and suffering damages are only available through a personal injury lawsuit which may only be filed if a third party (not your employer) was responsible for your accident injuries.

Of course, if you’ve been hurt then you likely want more specific information about your possible recovery.

How to Get This Information

You can learn more specific information by browsing our free videos and reading our free brochure Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone.