You may not be able to increase the value of your New York construction accident recovery, but you can protect your maximum possible recovery. You can do certain things to make sure that your settlement or legal recovery is not reduced, and you can take certain actions to protect yourself right now and in the future.
What You Can Do to Get a Fair Recovery
You can do three important things to help ensure your fair recovery. Specifically, you can:
- See a doctor. A doctor will not only help you with your immediate pain but will also provide you with a treatment plan and a prognosis. This can help value your injuries and provide you with a fair recovery.
- Gather evidence. While workers' compensation may apply, regardless of how you were hurt, you may have additional rights to recovery if you were hurt by the negligence of someone other than your employer. Thus, it is important to know why your accident occurred and to have evidence to support what happened.
- Call a New York construction lawyer for help. Your lawyer will help you understand your rights and protect your recovery.
Additionally, you can make sure that you don't make any mistakes that decrease the value of your recovery. Common mistakes include talking to a workers' compensation insurance adjuster, saying too much on social media, and failing to report your injury to your employer.
Call a New York Construction Attorney Today to Learn More
For more information, please contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer today at 800-362-9329 to schedule an initial consultation. We also encourage you to learn more about your rights in our FREE brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone.