I Was in an Accident at Work My Injury Would Not Have Been as Bad as It Was if My Coworker Had

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I was in an accident at work. My injury would not have been as bad as it was if my coworker had not made the situation worse. Can I still recover from my New York construction site accident injuries?
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Yes. New York workers’ compensation law protects you if you were injured at work regardless of who was at fault. At a minimum, you may be entitled to compensation for your outstanding medical expenses assuming that you took the appropriate actions as required by workers’ comp law. If you are unable to work or you are disabled, then you may be entitled to additional damages.

Additionally, there are some circumstances when you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit rather than go through the workers’ comp system. For example, if someone other than your employer (such as another contractor) was negligent and that negligent caused your injuries, then you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and also recover for your physical pain and emotional suffering.

Determining the exact amount of your recovery and obtaining your recovery may be complicated by insurance companies and others who do not want you to receive a fair amount for your injuries. However, the law is established, and a New York construction accident lawyer will work hard to get you the fair recovery that you deserve. For more information, please call our experienced New York City construction injury attorneys today at 1-800-362-9329 and please read our FREE information pamphlet, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone.