I Was Recently Hurt While Working on a New York Construction Site I Believe That My Injury Was

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I was recently hurt while working on a New York construction site. I believe that my injury was caused by another worker’s drinking on the job. What should I do?
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Drinking on a construction site is dangerous, as you know all too well. The use of heavy equipment, or even simple hand tools such as a hammer or saw, can become incredibly dangerous if a construction worker is intoxicated. Unfortunately, the danger exists not only for the drunk construction worker but also for everyone else who is working in close proximity to that worker.

If you have been hurt by a construction worker who was drinking on the job, then it is important to first get the medical care that you need. Do not assume that you can care for your injuries on your own or make an independent determination about when it is safe for you to return to work. Instead, visit a qualified doctor who can treat your injury and help you determine the best course of action for your recovery.

Additionally, it is important to contact an experienced New York construction accident attorney. You may be able to recover damages for the injuries that you have suffered. The exact amount of the damages to which you may be entitled depends on several different factors including how seriously you were injured, the nature of your injury, how long you will be out of work, and who employed the worker who caused your injury.

For more information, we invite you to call a New York construction lawyer today at 1-800-362-9329 and to read our FREE information brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone.