I Broke My Wrist in a Recent New Jersey Construction Accident I Will Recover Eventually

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I broke my wrist in a recent New Jersey construction accident. I will recover eventually, but for now, I am out of work. How will I be able to pay my bills? What should I do?
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We are sorry to hear of your recent injury. It can be frustrating to be out of work because of an injury. You may be worried about how you are going to pay all of your bills—especially the medical bills that are adding up—at a time when you are not earning an income.

New Jersey law may allow you to recover certain damages if you have been injured on a New Jersey construction site. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to recover workers’ compensation damages for your medical expenses and possibly for a portion of your lost income. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault law that does not require you to prove that your employer’s negligence caused your injury. Instead, you may be entitled to compensation if you were hurt during the course of work. However, like most insurance programs, you may need to negotiate with the insurance company responsible for paying your damages in order to arrive at a fair settlement. In other cases, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and recover additional damages.

An experienced New Jersey construction lawyer can help you with either type of case and will help you protect your recovery. For more information, please contact our experienced New Jersey construction injury lawyers today at 1-800-362-9329, and please read our informational brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone.