I lost my leg in a construction accident. What is a fair recovery for my injury?

We are so sorry to hear about your injury and loss. You ask a very important question and we believe that you deserve to know the truth about your possible recovery.

A fair recovery is going to look different for almost every person who has lost a leg in a New Jersey construction accident. Some of the factors that may influence your possible recovery include:

  • Who was responsible for your accident. If you, a co-worker, or your employer were responsible then your recovery may be through the workers’ compensation system. However, if a third party caused the accident then a personal injury lawsuit may be possible.
  • How much you were earning before the accident. You may be able to recover some, or all, of your earnings.
  • The cost of your medical expenses. Generally, your medical expenses should be recovered.

Of course, we can’t provide you with an exact number that should be considered a fair recovery for New York or New Jersey construction amputation injuries because each case is unique. Accordingly, we encourage you to learn more about your rights by reading our FREE pamphlet: Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone. You can also call us directly at 800-362-9329 to talk about what your individual compensation may look like. We wish you the best of luck with your recovery.

Timothy F. Schweitzer
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Tim Schweitzer is a personal injury lawyer specializing in maritime, construction and railroad injury claims.