Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for Construction Accident Injuries?
It is possible for a person to file a personal injury claim for construction accident injuries. Nearly anyone who has been injured in a construction site accident is entitled to file a claim for workers compensation. Most employers in New York are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which is a no-fault program providing disability benefits and payment for medical care to those who have been hurt on the job. It is essentially a social safety net, and while it does provide help to those in need, it is often simply not enough to fully replace the losses of an injured construction worker. Benefits for lost wages are capped at a maximum of two-thirds of the statewide average weekly wage, and you can only receive as much medical care is as absolutely necessary. Fortunately, you may have another option for recovering financial compensation for your injuries.
If your construction accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you are most likely entitled to file a personal injury claim, which could make it possible for you to recover comprehensive damages for every aspect of your accident. This can include all the income you have lost during your recovery period, in addition to the degree to which your future earning power has been reduced as a result of a partial or total disability. You can also claim compensation for all your medical expenses, including emergency treatment, hospitalization and rehabilitative care, as well as any type of equipment or modifications to your home which may be necessary to accommodate a disability. Your claim can even include damages for the pain and suffering caused by your injury.
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You can file a personal injury claim for any type of accident, from a forklift accident or slip and fall to a scaffolding collapse or crane accident. If your injuries were caused by defective machinery and equipment, you could bring a product liability claim against the manufacturer. It is also possible to sue for wrongful death in cases where the decedent would have had grounds for a personal injury claim. If you are serious about recovering the largest possible settlement for your case injuries, contact us at Greenberg & Stein, P.C.-our team has more than 50 years of combined experience, and credentials including membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and we are ready to fight for you!