What Kind of Recovery Is My Husband Entitled to if He Suffered a Permanent Traumatic Brain Injury

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What kind of recovery is my husband entitled to if he suffered a permanent traumatic brain injury in a New York construction accident?
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We are sorry to hear that your husband suffered such a serious injury in a New York construction accident. This must be a difficult time, not only for your husband, but also for your entire family as you all learn to live with the permanent impact of his injury and face a different future than the one that you had planned.

Your husband’s specific recovery is going to depend on a number of factors that include:

  • The impact of his injury on his life. The specific injuries that he may recover may include compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain, and suffering. The amount of these damages will depend on his unique injuries, the amount of care he needs, whether he is able to work, and other factors.
  • Details of his accident. If your husband’s injury was caused by his own actions, the actions of his coworkers, or the actions (or inactions) of his employer, then your husband may be entitled to a New York workers’ compensation recovery. However, if your husband’s injury was caused by a third party, he may be entitled to personal injury damages.

For more information, we encourage you, or your husband if he is able, to contact an experienced New York construction lawyer today for more information about a possible recovery. You can reach an experienced New York construction accident attorney via this website or by calling 1-800-362-9329, and you can learn more about your rights by reading our FREE pamphlet, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone.