Can I get more than just workers’ compensation after a construction injury?

Yes, in many cases. Even though you’re prohibited from directly suing your employer under workers’ compensation laws, you may be able to file a construction accident lawsuit under New York Labor Laws or against third parties such as manufacturers of defective equipment. A personal injury claim could help you recover additional compensation for pain and suffering, full lost wages and benefits, future medical expenses, and other damages that workers’ comp doesn’t cover.