Your Rights As A Construction Worker In New York

New York Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Injured Construction Workers

Construction is a tough industry to make a living in. Sadly the line between “tough” and “exploited” is too often blurred. Many construction workers are unaware of their rights or afraid to speak out when their rights are being violated.

In the aftermath of a construction accident, not asserting rights can result in lacking the financial resources necessary to recover and make ends meet for your family. Knowing what your rights are after a construction accident can make all the difference.

There Are Multiple Sources Of Financial Recovery That May Be Available To Construction Worker

Workers injured on the job have a right to bring a workers compensation claim for medical benefits and lost earnings. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury, there may also be a personal injury claim to be made. If the accident was a result of negligence by a third-party or the injury is considered a “grave injury” such as death, or the loss of a leg, arm, or multiple fingers.

When It Comes To Safety, The Property Owners and General Contractors Are Held Responsible

Everyone on a construction site should be focused on doing the right thing at all times in terms of safety. However, property owners and general contractors are responsible for making sure that safety devices and procedures are in place to protect construction workers. These devices include ladders(ladder fall accidents), properly assembled scaffolds(‘Scaffolding Collapse on Construction Sites‘) and harnesses.

How To Make Ends Meet Following Construction Accident?

The challenge of figuring out how to pay medical bills an other expenses after construction accident is compounded by the loss of earnings while an injured worker is unable to work. There are a number of sources of benefits and compensation that can keep you afloat while your claim is processed. First of all, you can rely on your own health insurance to pay for your medical treatments after an injury. Workers compensation benefits can provide you with the medical coverage you need as well as compensation for lost wages while you are unable to work. If you file a personal injury claim, a successful verdict or settlement can result in financial compensation for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical costs. The key to obtaining any of these benefits is making sure you have a knowledgeable and experienced Personal Injury Lawyer protecting your interests after the accident.

How Do I Find Construction Accident Lawyer in New York?

Just as you wouldn’t call an electrician to fix your plumbing, you need to be sure that any lawyer you call is experienced in handling construction accident cases. Even the smallest missed detail in your case could result in you going without the financial compensation and benefits you and your family deserve. The team of Personal Injury Attorneys of The Rybak Firm, PLLC., have the experience and knowledge to help you get the maximum compensation under the law. Call Now For A Free Consultation (718)307-5554 Available 24/7 or Contact Us online and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

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