Construction is one of the largest industries in New York, and also one of the most dangerous. Workers are injured every day in construction accidents, often severely enough that they cannot return to work for months, or in catastrophic cases, at all. Construction workers often have families that they need to provide for, and when they cannot work, the entire family feels the effects.
If you've been injured in a construction accident, you may think that you don't need a lawyer if your insurance and employer cooperate to give you worker's compensation benefits. However, it is very likely that your employer's insurance will not offer you the full amount of benefits that you are actually entitled to. In addition, many people don't know that you can sue any at-fault third party for damages while still collecting worker's compensation benefits.
Construction accident attorney Reid B. Wissner understands the intricacies involved in obtaining the highest amount of compensation possible so that you can heal and provide for your family without worrying about finances. Call the Reid B. Wissner Law Offices at212-406-9288 today to schedule your free, no-obligation legal consultation.
Understanding the Value Of Your Worker's Comp Claim
Insurance companies are not on your side. Their top concern is not your health, but rather their own bottom line. Unfortunately, many injured construction workers take the first settlement that is offered, because they think that's all their claim is worth.
An experienced construction accident attorney can help you properly value your claim and fight the insurance company for the maximum worker's compensation benefits. However, worker's compensation benefits have a set limit that cannot be exceeded. If you were injured through the negligence of another, it is most likely in your best interests to pursue a personal injury lawsuit on top of your worker's compensation benefits.
Common construction injuries that you may want to pursue personal injury compensation for can include:
- Falls from scaffolding collapse
- Falls from unstable ladders
- Injury from something falling on you
- Injury from insufficient safety measures
- Injury from malfunctioning equipment
This is not a comprehensive list, as there are many ways a construction worker can be injured through the negligence of someone else. Call Reid Wissner to learn if your injuries merit a lawsuit.
Damages Available Through Worker's Comp and Personal Injury Lawsuit
When you are injured and unable to work, bills can pile up rapidly. Damages you can potentially receive from a personal injury lawsuit can include:
- Medical treatment costs
- Rehabilitation and home care costs
- Prescription medication costs
- Loss of past and future wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Compensation from a lawsuit can greatly help in cases where worker's compensation benefits alone are not enough to live comfortably on while recovering. Utilizing the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer can be the difference between struggling from day to day on a meager worker's compensation allowance or recovering in comfort and being able to pay for all the medical care you need.
Schedule Your Construction Accident Injury Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, don't hesitate to contact the Reid B. Wissner Law Offices at212-406-9288 today for your free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you won't owe a penny until we win or settle your case.
We serve clients in the greater New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.