Posted: March 20, 2018
In New York City, construction accidents are all too common. These accidents can leave you with chronic pain or disability that makes it impossible to work, whether for a short time or even permanently. Worker's compensation is meant to help those injured on the job, but if you don't have an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you through the process, you may not get all the compensation you are entitled to.
If you've been injured in a construction accident, call Reid B. Wissner today at 212-903-4LAW (4529) to schedule your free, no-obligation legal consultation.
Why Do You Need A Worker's Compensation Lawyer?
Insurance companies are always looking after their bottom line, to the detriment of people who actually need compensation from them. Worker's compensation can be tricky to navigate, and without an experienced lawyer at your side, you will likely end up with much less than you are actually entitled to.
We can help you get the maximum amount possible from your worker's comp settlement, and we can also potentially help get you compensation from other avenues, such as a third-party lawsuit. If you don't talk to a lawyer first, you may end up inadvertently signing away your right to file a lawsuit, even if a third party was clearly liable in your accident.
A worker's compensation lawyer can help you by:
- Filling out any required paperwork correctly and on time
- Finding opportunities to maximize your settlement
- Gathering all of the required documents necessary to prove your claim
- Performing investigations into your accident to determine third party liability
- Fighting any insurance company attempts to undermine your claim
A construction accident injury can be devastating, and can easily lead to unmanageable levels of stress and insurmountable debt, especially if the insurance company decides to deny your workers' compensation claim for any reason. NYC attorney Reid B. Wissner can help make sure you can heal in peace, with as much financial security as possible.
Why File A Lawsuit In Addition To Collecting Worker's Compensation?
Workers' compensation benefits are capped at only two thirds of your average weekly wage, which may not be enough to support a family, especially if you are out of work for a long time. Plus, once you stop collecting benefits and go back to work, you may not have the same kind of earning potential because of long-term damage from your accident.
Filing a third party lawsuit can allow you to recover for damages not covered by workers' compensation, such as:
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Continuing medical expenses, such as in-home care or necessary home renovations to accommodate disability
Damages from a lawsuit may be able to help you and your family live much more comfortably than you could on workers' compensation benefits alone.
Schedule Your Free Legal Consultation
If you have been injured while working on a construction job, call Reid B. Wissner at 212-406-9288 as soon as possible for your free legal consultation. We serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and other nearby areas of New York City.