My hand slipped when I was working with a hand tool on a New York construction site. I am embarrassed about my injury, since I do this work all the time and should know better than to slip. I can’t decide whether I should contact a New York construction accident lawyer. What do you think?

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My hand slipped when I was working with a hand tool on a New York construction site. I am embarrassed about my injury, since I do this work all the time and should know better than to slip. I can’t decide whether I should contact a New York construction accident lawyer. What do you think?
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If you have been injured on a New York construction site, then it is important to contact a New York construction injury lawyer. This is true even if you believe that your own error caused your injury. An experienced New York construction accident attorney can help you get the recovery that you deserve.

Construction is a dangerous line of work, and the law recognizes that. Accordingly, even if your hand slips and you technically cause your own injury, you may be entitled to a legal recovery pursuant to New York worker’s compensation laws (assuming, of course, that you did not cause your own injury on purpose). Worker’s compensation may cover your medical expenses and a percentage of your lost income.

If you are hurt, if you require medical treatment, and if you are losing time from work, then it is important to do what you can to do protect your rights because your employer and/or your employer’s insurer may not be willing to give you what you deserve without legal persuasion. For more information, please contact our New York construction injury law firm at 1-800-362-9329 and please read our FREE book, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone.