How to Identify a Fair Recovery for a Construction Accident Amputation

Q

I lost my leg in a construction accident. What is a fair recovery for my injury?

A

We are so sorry to hear about your injury and loss. You ask a very important question and we believe that you deserve to know the truth about your possible recovery.

A fair recovery is going to look different for almost every person who has lost a leg in a New Jersey construction accident. Some of the factors that may influence your possible recovery include:

  • Who was responsible for your accident. If you, a coworker, or your employer were responsible then your recovery may be through the workers’ compensation system. However, if a third party caused the accident then a personal injury lawsuit may be possible.
  • How much you were earning before the accident. You may be able to recover some, or all, of your earnings.
  • The cost of your medical expenses. Generally, your medical expenses should be recovered.

Of course, we can’t provide you with an exact number that should be considered a fair recovery for New Jersey construction amputation injuries because each case is unique. Accordingly, we encourage you to learn more about your rights by reading our FREE pamphlet: Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone. You can also call us directly at 800-362-9329 to talk about what your individual compensation may look like. We wish you the best of luck with your recovery.