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Working construction in the Bronx may be a dangerous job, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through your injury without compensation. For help getting the compensation you deserve after a construction accident, get in touch with a Bronx construction injury lawyer.
Too many Bronx construction workers apply for workers compensation benefits after they’ve been injured without considering whether they’re entitled to more compensation. Being unaware that some on-the-job injuries can turn into personal injury claims is causing workers to leave money on the table.
When you’re recovering from a construction injury, the last thing you want to do is limit your ability to recover by failing to pursue all the compensation you’re entitled to. Get everything you’re owed by hiring the attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP to help you file an injury claim.
To find out whether this approach will work in your case, schedule an appointment with a Bronx construction accident lawyer in our office.
When Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for a Work Accident?
You can hire a Bronx construction accident attorney if someone other than your employer contributed to the accident.
For example, if you were using a piece of safety equipment that malfunctioned, such as a helmet that cracked when an object hit you in the head, the equipment itself may have been faulty and the manufacturer could be responsible for your resulting head injury.
If you were operating a piece of equipment that was not built properly and were injured because of it, that manufacturer could be found negligent and hold responsibility for what happened.
When a third party behaves in a way that is unsafe or produces a product that does not meet safety standards as advertised, it can be held accountable for any accidents that happen as a result of that malfunction.
Common third parties in Bronx construction injury claims include the following:
- Equipment manufacturers
- Maintenance companies
- Companies or government agencies that own the work site
You may also be able to name your employer in your claim, but only if he or she was intentionally reckless or negligent with your safety. Typically, this means your employer would have needed to knowingly put you in harm’s way or created a situation in which you and other workers were likely to become injured.
For example, if a company was written up for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration violation and continued that behavior, it could be considered negligent in accidents that happen as a result.
How You Get Paid
If you file a workers comp claim, your benefits should kick in within a couple of weeks. You will likely receive partial paychecks and some help with your medical bills.
The problem is that this is almost never enough money. Many Bronx construction accident victims find that they can’t meet all of their basic needs or pay all their bills on workers comp. Plus, workers comp benefits do not account for hardships like pain and suffering or the additional expenses associated with being injured.
If your construction injury is eligible to be included in a personal injury claim, your Bronx construction accident injury lawyer could help you recover compensation for the following damages:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages during recovery and when you are unable to return to work
- In-home care and help with daily chores
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Get Help from a Bronx Construction Injury Lawyer
Time is of the essence after you’ve been injured at your construction job. You have to quickly determine whether your case could qualify for a personal injury claim instead of workers comp, and then you have to keep moving so you don’t run into New York’s statute of limitations.
Instead of stressing while you’re recovering from your injury, let Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP take care of your claim. To speak with a Bronx construction accident lawyer, give us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.