Construction accidents can lead to some very serious injuries. Anyone who is in the construction industry should take the steps necessary to keep themselves safe. Unfortunately, worker safety sometimes relies on the policies and equipment provided by the employers.
When workers suffer an injury at a construction site, they need to make sure that they are getting the medical care they need. Without this, it is impossible to determine how the injuries might impact them in the future. It is also very difficult to ascertain what type of treatments and healing process will be necessary after the accident.
Construction workers who are injured at work might choose to file a workers’ compensation claim. Even though this system is in place to help workers get compensation for injuries and the impacts of those, it isn’t always easy to get the benefits you need and deserve. You must take the time to think about what the workers’ compensation award is providing. If you don’t think that the settlement is fair, you might realize that you need to appeal the decision.
May be able to bring a ‘third party claim’ where you sue the owner of the property or another contractor as construction workers are protected by special laws in NY called the Labor Law-so that even if you cannot sue your employer and are limited to Worker’s Compensation you may be able to also sue a ‘third party’ for pain and suffering and other damages.”