Millions of hardworking residents and citizens in the United States are employed by the construction industry working on all types of jobs, ranging from residential projects to massive skyscrapers. Architects, carpenters, engineers, and countless other professionals spend their careers working in construction, and while the work is good, it’s well known to be one of the most dangerous industries to work in.
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While the work itself may be dangerous, the legal avenues to secure compensation for an injury suffered on the job are comprehensive and provide construction workers the protection they need. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our Long Island construction accident attorneys are ready to help you with any personal injury lawsuit or worker’s compensation claim. With more than 30 years of experience handling these types of cases, you can rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands.
What Does Worker’s Compensation Provide You?
Whether you suffered an injury on the job or if you’re mourning the loss of a loved one, we’re here to help you. Any construction worker injured while performing tasks for work in New York is eligible to file a worker’s compensation claim. Some of the benefits worker’s compensation can provide include:
Some benefits included under worker’s compensation include supplement benefits, pharmacy benefits, durable medical goods benefits, and cash benefits among others. Even if someone’s negligent actions led to your injury, you are still eligible to these benefits, and in some cases may be the only legal avenue you can pursue.
Third-Party Liability Lawsuits
Depending on the situation and circumstances surrounding your accident, more than one party may be responsible for your injuries. In cases where your worker’s compensation claim isn’t enough to cover all of the costs and losses surrounding your injury, this could allow you to file a lawsuit in addition to that claim. Some examples of a negligent or otherwise legally responsible third party include a general contractor, owner of property or building, construction managers, other subcontractors, maintenance company, a grossly negligent supervisor, an equipment manager.
What Kinds Of Damages Can I Seek Out?
If you’re able to file a lawsuit against a third party, you may be able to seek additional damages beyond the compensation received through your worker’s compensation claim, including the following:
Our Long Island construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. have fought to protect the rights of injured workers throughout New York State for more than 30 years, and have successfully recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. If you or someone you love was injured in a construction accident, give us a call at (212) 577-9325 to speak with one of our construction accident attorneys, or fill out our online form to start with a free case evaluation.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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