Manhattan Construction Workers Comp Lawyer
It’s unfortunate, but workers compensation isn’t automatically awarded when you’re hurt on the job. Give your claim the best chance for success by working with a Manhattan construction workers comp lawyer.
Getting injured at work is always a stressful situation. Between needing to take time off to recover and the difficulties involved with filing a workers compensation claim, it’s an unfortunate position to have to be in.
For those who work in the construction industry, it’s especially difficult. Working in an industry that requires physical labor makes the aftermath of an on-the-job injury even more disruptive. With the help of a Manhattan construction workers comp lawyer from Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP, you can get the benefits you need for a faster recovery, allowing you to get back to your normal routine.
Common Construction Injuries
A big part of building a successful workers comp claim involves identifying the full extent of your injuries. This will prove to be invaluable to your case, as it will fully demonstrate your need for compensation and the care that your recovery will require.
Although it takes a while for some injuries to fully develop, it’s still incredibly important that you receive a medical examination immediately after your construction accident takes place. This will get the ball rolling with the claims process so that you don’t miss the statute of limitations, which is two years in New York.
Some of the most common injuries involved in construction site accidents are as follows:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Electrocution and burns
- Illnesses due to exposure to toxic or chemical substances
- Neck and spinal injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Loss of limbs
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Once your injuries have been identified and verified by a medical professional, your Manhattan construction workers comp lawyer will go to work determining what caused your injuries in the first place.
Once we have determined the cause, we will collect evidence to build your workers compensation claim. This will likely include witness testimony, photographs from the scene of the accident, and medical documentation.
We’ll need to document what caused your construction accident, such as any of the following scenarios:
- Collapsed scaffolding
- Lifting items that are too heavy
- Handling heavy equipment
- Being struck by a falling object
- Falling off a ladder or from a building
- Repetitive motions
- Trench collapse
- Slip-and-fall accidents due to unsafe work conditions
Help with Your Workers Compensation Claim
Trying to determine the cause of your accident, the extent of your injury, , and work with the insurance company all at once can be both overwhelming and difficult. If you don’t know how to properly navigate the process and meet all the deadlines, you could end up with your claim denied.
If you were hurt in a construction accident and would like to file a workers comp claim, Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP, is standing by and ready to help. Give us a call at 212-385-9190 or fill out our contact form at the bottom of the page to schedule a free consultation with a Manhattan construction workers comp lawyer.