Accidents happen on New York City construction sites every day, but not all workers get the benefits they deserve. Many simply do not know what to do next, or trust that their employers will take care of them after their recovery. Unfortunately, employers are unlikely to tell you about your workers’ compensation benefits, your rights under New York State injury laws, and when you may have cause to file an injury claim against a third party.
Necessary Steps to Build a Successful Work Injury Claim
If you have been injured on a New York City construction site, you will need help to get the compensation you deserve. At Hofmann & Schweitzer, our attorneys, investigators, and paralegals work together on your case as a team, protecting your rights to compensation by:
Documenting Your Injuries
Many injured workers are hospitalized for extended periods, robbing them of their income and their ability to collect evidence on their own behalf. We can examine your medical records, keep track of all of your treatment expenses, and work with medical professionals to determine how your injuries may affect your future.
Ensure Paperwork Is Complete And Accurate
We can look over your injury report, employer incident report, workers’ compensation paperwork, and file documents on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
Coworkers and bystanders who witnessed the accident can provide invaluable information as to how the injury occurred. An attorney can track down the people at the scene and get their testimony while events are still fresh in their minds.
Collect Evidence As Quickly As Possible
It can take months or years to fully resolve a work injury claim, but evidence disappears in a matter of hours. An attorney can investigate on your behalf to gather documentation, take photographs and video of the accident scene, and collect other vital evidence to prove your claim.
If you were injured while working on a New York City construction site, we can help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve and determine whether you may be able to file a third-party claim. Fill out our quick online contact form or call (800) 362-9329 to speak with a construction injury lawyer at Hofmann & Schweitzer today.