What Happens if You Can't Work After a Construction Injury?

We understand your concern. Whether you love doing construction work and/or you are financially dependent on your construction income, it can be difficult to think about never going back to a New Jersey construction site.

3 Things to Keep in Mind

If you’ve been injured then it is important to remember three things:

  • First, if you have been recently injured then we urge you to talk to your doctor. You may be able to return to construction work. You may have the opportunity to build another house in Paramus or to work on another development in Newark.
  • Second, you may be able to recover the income you can’t earn. You may be able to recover at least a portion of the income you can’t earn if you are out of work temporarily or permanently. However, you may have to advocate for a fair recovery of lost wages.
  • Finally, you may be able to train for another job that you can do if you are permanently injured. Talk to your family and friends and think hard about your interests in order to find something that suits you well.

You may or may not be able to get back to the construction site, but either way, your life isn’t over.

Your Life Will Go On

Not only will your life go on, but it can continue to be a good life that you want to live. For more information please read our free brochure, "Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone" and please read our case results to find out what other injured construction workers have done after they’ve been hurt.