Getting the compensation you are entitled to after a construction site accident can be more complicated than it is for employees working in other industries. Due to the often dangerous nature of construction work, accidents are common. Laws governing safety for construction personnel under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in addition to New York state laws, are stringent. A New York construction accident lawyer can help you provide the resources you need immediately, as well as in the foreseeable future.
All construction companies are required to file an incident report for every worker hurt on the job who requires medical attention. Too many reportable incidents of employee injuries can make it difficult for any company to find work in the future. Thus, many workers are unduly terminated immediately after being injured. The company can then claim that the worker was not working for them at the time of the injury, and documentation for the exact time of termination can be difficult for injured employees to obtain. Under this scenario, finding a quality New York construction accident attorney can be crucial to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. After being injured on the job, you need an experienced advocate to help as soon as possible.
Why workers’ compensation alone may be inadequate
In other industries, employees may be injured on the job and later have expenses covered by workers’ compensation until they can make a full recovery. Also, many workers in other industries can be given “light work” until they are able to perform essential job duties again. When working on a construction site, however, an injury could be the end of any worker’s career in construction. A construction accident lawyer in New York will be able to determine what the best course of legal action to take might be. Rather than being able to return to work, an injured worker’s livelihood could be jeopardized.
A lawyer can help
Besides being able to assess your case, gather necessary documentation, and suggest the best possible course of legal action, consulting with a New York construction accident lawyer immediately can help you have the best chance at getting just compensation for your injury. An experienced New York construction accident lawyer at Hecht & Hecht, LLP can provide a free consultation to injury victims and surviving family members of those killed in construction and workplace accidents in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, or anywhere in New York City. Call Hecht & Hecht, LLP at (212) 226-2400 today to schedule your free consultation. Our New York construction accident lawyers can help you seek the justice you deserve.