I Am a Construction Worker and I Got Hurt While Working on a New York Construction Site

Q
I am a construction worker, and I got hurt while working on a New York construction site. My employer says not to bother with a lawyer because I'm only entitled to workers compensation. Is that true or should I call a New York construction accident lawyer?
A
You have asked an important question that could greatly impact your potential recovery after a construction accident. While in some cases your recovery may be limited by New York workers' compensation laws, that does not mean that you do not need a New York construction accident attorney.

Specifically, it is important to call a New York construction lawyer because a lawyer may be able to negotiate on your behalf so that you get all of the workers' compensation benefits to which you are legally entitled. Additionally, after investigating the cause of your injuries, a New York construction injury attorney may find that you have the right to sue a third party, such as an equipment manufacturer, for damages. In those cases, damages may be substantial and include compensation for pain and suffering.

For more information, please contact a New York construction injury lawyer at 1-800-362-9329 for a free consultation about your rights.