How do you know if you have a valid construction accident claim after an on-the-job incident? You can reach out to a New York construction accident lawyer from our team at the Morelli Law Firm to find out.
We can review your situation and provide detailed information about whether you qualify for compensation. Most people injured on the job may qualify for a workers’ compensation claim, and if a third party caused your injuries, you may qualify for a lawsuit.
Discuss your specific circumstances today by calling or completing our online contact form.
What Is a Valid Construction Accident Claim?
You have a valid construction accident claim if you qualify to receive compensation for your financial losses caused by an on-the-job incident. Generally, you may have a valid claim as long as your injury occurred while you were working.
However, your employer may deny the validity of your claim by arguing that the accident occurred because you were roughhousing, working while impaired by alcohol, or otherwise engaging in restricted activity.
A construction accident attorney can review your situation and see if you qualify for damages.
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How Does a Lawyer Determine if You Have a Valid Claim?
A personal injury lawyer in New York can determine if you have a valid construction accident claim by investigating the circumstances around your accident. We can gather evidence to show that your accident occurred while you were working.
We use a variety of strategies to determine what caused your accident. Depending on your circumstances, we may:
- Interview all eyewitnesses, including your co-workers
- Visit the construction site where your accident occurred
- Collect photos and video surveillance from the accident scene
- Get a copy of your accident report
- Work with construction accident experts
We use the information we collect to determine if you qualify to receive damages.
What Happens if You Have a Valid Construction Accident Claim?
If you have a valid claim for compensation, you may receive monetary damages to cover the losses caused by your accident. Depending on the method your attorney uses to resolve the claim, you may receive funds for your:
- Emergency treatment and ambulance ride
- Time in the hospital
- Medical assessments and procedures
- Medications, physical therapy, and rehabilitation
You may receive funds to pay for necessary assistive devices and travel to your doctor’s appointments as well.
Did you have to take off work to recover from your construction accident? In this case, you may receive funds to cover your lost wages. If you can file a lawsuit, you could get damages for lost bonuses and raises as well.
We also look at diminished earning potential if your construction accident leaves you with a disabling condition, like paralysis.
Pain and Suffering
A third-party lawsuit may allow you to seek funds to cover your emotional anguish and mental suffering after a construction accident. Our team knows how to calculate the value of these non-economic losses.
Can You Sue Your Employer if You Have a Valid Construction Accident Claim?
Generally, New York prohibits you from suing your employer, even if you have a valid claim. Instead, many people seek compensation through the workers’ comp system.
However, this system may not provide you with maximum damages. That’s why we consider a third-party lawsuit if someone else caused your accident. For example, you may file a lawsuit if a defective piece of machinery caused your injuries.
We can review your situation when you contact us for a risk-free consultation.
How Fast Do You Have to File a Construction Accident Claim?
You have to move quickly to secure compensation after a construction accident in New York. It’s essential to notify your employer of the accident before you leave the scene. Ideally, you should get a copy of the accident report, but your injuries may make this difficult.
You may also need to notify the workers’ comp system of your losses. Finally, you may need to file a lawsuit before New York’s statute of limitations expires. Our team can track all of these deadlines on your behalf.
We’re ready to keep your case on track and help you seek maximum compensation.
Speak to Us About a Valid Construction Accident Claim
How do you know if you have a valid construction accident claim? You may have a chance for compensation after any on-the-job accident. However, a lawyer from our team at the Morelli Law Firm can review your situation to provide more exact information.
Call or complete our online contact form to learn more.