Did you know that you have rights in New York and New Jersey if you are injured in a workplace accident?
When you acquire a serious personal injury in any work setting, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Each state has its own laws about qualifications and how much workers’ compensation benefits are paid out. To determine if you have a workers’ compensation claim, it may be wise to speak to an attorney following an injury accident. We say this because you may be entitled to more than just workers’ compensation following an accident, so having your incident investigated may prove to be critical in obtaining maximum compensation.
Keep in mind, in addition to workers’ compensation, if you are injured at a job site, you may want to look into a lawsuit or a third-party liability claim. By having an attorney review your case, he or she may be able to determine the best way to move forward for a successful claim. Remember, often, multiple contractors or subcontractors are working at construction sites—when an accident occurs, several parties could potentially be held liable.
The laws surrounding workers’ compensation and personal injury claims are incredibly complex, as numerous factors can lead to accidents. Injury incidents on the job can include transportation accidents, slip and falls as well as construction accident events.
Worker Injured in Ridgewood Construction Accident
We bring up workplace accidents because recently a Rockland County man suffered a broken collarbone and unspecified shoulder and head injuries in a Ridgewood construction accident in February.
According to NorthJersey.com, the man was injured while working inside a McKinley Place home. He was reportedly working on the second floor of the home when a newly installed ceiling gave way, crashing down on him. The man had to be assisted by police, firefighters and ambulance crews, and was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.
Working with an Attorney Following a Construction Accident
As we stated above, following a construction accident, it may be wise to contact an attorney if you want to maximize your opportunities for damages. Our firm offers free consultations regarding personal injury cases and works on a contingency fee basis.
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Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Injury Lawyers