You are unique and so too are the construction injuries that you suffered in a recent accident. Nobody else understands the exact pain that you are experiencing or how your injuries have impacted your life.
You Deserve to Be Compensated
How you will compensated for your be injuries depends on a number of factors including:
- Your current injury and long-term prognosis. Your specific injury, the medical care that you need, and the amount of time that you lose from work are relevant to your case.
- Whether workers' compensation law or personal injury law applies to your case. If workers' comp applies to your case then you may be able to recover for your medical expenses and a portion of your lost income. However, if a third party was responsible for your injury then you may be able to file a personal injury case and recover for medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering and other damages.
Of course, other factors such as how willing you are to fight for justice may also be relevant to your recovery.
Your Right to Compensation Is the Same as Other New York City Construction Workers
Your injuries, and financial recovery, may be unique but the way in which your recovery is calculated is not unique. The laws and regulations apply equally to all injured NYC construction workers. If you would like to find more about your rights we encourage you to read our FREE brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone. We also invite you to share this blog post with your coworkers so that they know what to do if they are hurt on the job.