Construction Accidents and Workers Compensation
Were you injured on a construction site in New York? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Watch this video to learn about construction accidents and workers compensation to find out what coverage and compensation is available to you.
One of the things clients often ask when they’re injured at a construction site, or when they have a construction-related injury claim, is how does Worker’s Compensation work, and how will I be covered depending on how my accident occurred? There are all different types of incidents and there are all different types of ways in which it may be covered or it may not be covered. One of the important things to consider is that, if you are working at a job site and you are employed, and you are in the course and scope of your employment, you may very well be covered under Worker’s Compensation Law, separate and distinct from being able to prosecute your personal injury claim.
What that means is you could be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits, whether that’s recuperation of wages that you lost, repayment of your medical bills that are outstanding, or a disability that you sustained. If you’re working at a job site, you should seek out counsel to look into the specifics, and you shouldn’t concern yourself with whether you may just be working for that day, as a day-laborer, or whether you’ve been working there for a very long time. There are very specific rules and things how these cases work, so it’s important to seek out a counsel to make sure that your rights are being protected. Don’t assume that you aren’t covered because of your unique situation; you may very well be.
Were you or a loved one injured in a work injury and have questions about construction accidents and workers compensation? Contact a New York construction accident lawyer at Krause & Glassmith today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.