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What Type of Workers' Compensation Are You Entitled To? We Take a Stand for Injured Construction Workers

 The Perecman Firm has recovered more than 50 verdicts & settlements of a million dollars or more for our clients in the last five years alone.

  • Construction Accident $15,208,168**

    Construction Worker Fell from a Ladder: Jury Verdict.

  • Construction Accident $12,000,000

    Union driver was injured in a fall off of a ladder that was attached to a truck container.

  • Construction Accident $11,899,469***

    Union Worker Fell from a Scaffold

  • Construction Accident $11,000,000
  • Construction Accident $10,000,000

    Laborer fell from a suspended scaffold. Case settled after jury verdict for $10,000,000.

  • Construction Accident $9,900,000

    Settlement for Union laborer who fell from a rolling scaffold.

  • Construction Accident $9,825,000

    Construction worker/laborer fell from the scaffold, jury verdict.

  • Construction Accident $9,359,622

    Jury verdict for mason worker who fell two floors from the side of a building.

  • Construction Accident $6,000,000

    Union crane operator injured on the job.

  • Construction Accident $5,750,000

Workers’ Compensation for Construction Accidents

Guidance from Our New York City Workers’ Comp Lawyers

Working in the construction industry is a dangerous occupation. No matter how careful workers are, accidents are almost inevitable. If you have been injured while on the job, you are entitled by law to receive benefits from workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation supplies cash payments and covers medical treatment for construction workers who suffer injury or become ill as a result of performing their job.

Unlike personal injury cases, there is no consideration of fault in making an award for workers’ comp cases. In theory, if you are hurt on the job, you should receive the benefits you are entitled to without question. In practice, however, construction companies and their insurance companies routinely deny legitimate claims. They also attempt to give workers far less than they are qualified to receive. That is why having a skilled New York City workers’ comp lawyer on your side is more crucial than ever at this time. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.’s attorneys are time-tested advocates for the rights of injured workers.

Be sure to contact our firm today at (212) 577-9325 for your free case consultation.

Who Is Covered Under Workers’ Comp?

Nearly every employer in New York must provide workers’ compensation. Likewise, almost every person who works in construction is covered. The employers must pay for this coverage, as it is illegal to pass any of the cost off to employees. It is also illegal for an employer not to have workers’ comp insurance for its workers. If your employer tells you that they do not maintain a policy, it is imperative to contact skilled legal counsel immediately. You may have to take additional action to recover the fair compensation you deserve for your construction accident injuries.

To Which Types of Benefits Am I Entitled?

There are many types of benefits an injured worker can receive, including:

  • Cash benefits
  • Supplemental benefits
  • Medical treatment
  • Social Security benefits
  • Pharmacy benefits
  • Durable medical goods benefits
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Death benefits

After an accident, construction workers often return to work; however, their injuries may prevent them from earning as much as they did prior to their accident. In these cases, a worker may be entitled to benefits that make up two-thirds of the wages they would normally earn. While the case is being resolved, a worker may be entitled to disability benefits to ensure they have adequate support.

Most importantly, if your injuries were caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer or a co-worker, such as a sub-contractor or provider of materials, you may be entitled to recover additional damages including for pain and suffering.

How Will My Case Be Resolved?

Many cases are resolved through negotiations between the insurance carrier and your representative. Contested cases are tried before a Workers’ Compensation Law Judge who will hear testimony and receive medical records, medical opinions, and other evidence. It is crucial that you be represented by capable counsel. The New York City construction accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. are experienced courtroom advocates who vigorously fight for our clients’ rights. We are the smart and tough litigators you want in your corner to protect your right to compensation!

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