Brooklyn Construction Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you deserve workers’ compensation benefits while you recover. Get help filing your claim by contacting a Brooklyn construction accident attorney.
Some types of employment come with a high risk of injury and death, and construction is one of those types. Many employers follow safety procedures and do everything in their power to protect their employees, but accidents still happen.
Fortunately, New York workers’ compensation laws allow injured workers to collect benefits when they’ve been injured on the job. Even if you were responsible for your own injury, you are more than likely still eligible for these benefits.
Although your injury likely qualifies, insurance companies can deny work comp claims, and they will do so if they can find any reason to. To decrease the chance of your claim being denied, call a Brooklyn construction accident lawyer.
We can help you prove that your injury occurred at work and assist you with the claim paperwork in the required time frame. We can even fight for your case in court in the event that your claim is denied.
Common Types of Brooklyn Construction Accidents and Injuries
If you work in construction, you’re surely aware of the dangers of your work, but you may not realize just how common Brooklyn construction accidents are. It only takes one little mistake to become seriously injured.
Large equipment, uneven or unstable surfaces, and scaffolding with barely-there railings are just a few of the reasons construction work is so unsafe.
Despite the risks, you may love your job, and you work hard to do what you do. You deserve the peace of mind of knowing that workers’ comp insurance will cover you if you’re injured in an accident.
Below are some of the most common ways Brooklyn construction workers are injured on the job:
- Forklift accidents
- Falls from great heights
- Slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls
- Being struck by falling objects
- Getting crushed or trapped by machinery
- Crane accidents
- Vehicle collisions
Any of the above types of accidents can cause one or more of the following types of injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Neck, shoulder, and back injuries
- Eye injuries
- Burns and electrocutions
- Crushing injuries
What Your Work Comp Claim Could Cover
When you file a workman’s comp claim and the insurance company has approved it, you can begin receiving payments very quickly—usually within one month of submitting your claim. This is not true of a denial, however, which could mean a lengthy delay in receiving your benefits after a Brooklyn construction accident.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible to receive some of the following benefits, which are provided to injured workers whose claims have been approved:
- Payment of all reasonable and necessary medical expenses
- Cash payments to replace your missed wages
- Possible disability payments, if applicable
Steps to Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim for a Brooklyn Construction Injury
If you’ve been seriously injured in a Brooklyn construction accident, you may not even be mobile at the moment, so filing a work comp claim could prove difficult on your own. You’ll need to follow many steps to get your claim approved and ensure that you continue receiving your work comp payments. The following is a brief list of the steps victims often take with the help of a construction accident lawyer in Brooklyn:
- Obtain medical care immediately.
- Document your accident and injuries to the best of your ability.
- Gather evidence of your injury and proof that it occurred at work, if you can.
- Report your injury to your supervisor immediately, but certainly within thirty days of discovering you’ve been injured.
- File your claim within two years of your injury.
- Follow your doctor’s medical advice so you can recover quickly and fully and return to work.
- Undergo an independent medical exam if you’re required to do so by the insurance company.
- Attend all hearings you’re requested to attend.
If the above seems daunting, don’t worry—our firm can help you every step of the way.
Contact a Brooklyn Construction Accident Attorney
Construction injuries are all too common and can be quite serious. You may face a long recovery, which means you could be out of work for some time. You shouldn’t return to work too soon, or you could seriously compromise your health. But you’ll need help covering your medical expenses and missed wages in the meantime.
Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP can help ensure your work comp claim doesn’t get denied. We’ll show the insurance company that your accident occurred at work, and we’ll make sure the insurer doesn’t take advantage of you.
To schedule a free case review, call a Brooklyn construction accident lawyer at 212-385-9190 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.