Construction accidents can be incredibly dangerous, even fatal. In New York, there are specific laws and regulations in place to protect those who have been injured on construction sites. If you have been hurt in a construction accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Workers’ compensation is a system that provides benefits to employees who are injured on the job. Under New York law, most employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance, which covers medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits for workers injured or ill due to their work.
In the case of construction accidents, workers’ compensation benefits are typically available regardless of who was at fault for the accident. This means that even if the accident was caused by the worker’s mistake or negligence, they may still be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
It’s important to note that if a worker gets injured in a construction accident, their workers’ compensation benefits may not fully cover all the losses they experience. In such cases, it might be possible for the worker to file a personal injury claim against a third party, such as a contractor or equipment manufacturer, to seek additional compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of future earning capacity.
Suppose you have been injured in a construction accident. In that case, you must contact an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the workers’ compensation system and explore your legal options for pursuing compensation.