Usually, when it comes to work-related injuries, construction accidents are the most common and have the highest number of victims per year due to the various risks that can be encountered in these workplaces. But if you work with the support of labor lawyers, how much are you entitled to receive as compensation after such a case?
The numbers speak for themselves. In 2018, a total of 4,779 worker deaths related to work injuries were reported in New York City, of which 21% occurred due to construction accidents. This means that, on average, just over 1 in 5 deaths were caused by injuries in the construction sector.
The danger that this sector usually represents for workers is directly related to the amount of risks that can be encountered in their activities, which generally include the use of all kinds of tools and heavy machinery that, in the event of any execution error, can cause the worst injuries to the worker.
If you need help to legally deal with a construction accident case in New York, do not hesitate to contact our team of Law4you lawyers, who will help you legally fight for the compensation you deserve. Schedule your appointment now or call us at 8559052949.
What are my rights as a victim of construction accidents?
As a victim of construction accidents in New York City, the law protects you at all times, giving you the opportunity to receive a multimillion-dollar compensation that will cover each of the expenses that may arise as a result of the injuries suffered in the accident.
To ensure compliance with your rights, it is essential that you can count on the support of a good team of labor lawyers who guide you on the proper legal path to claim the appropriate amount of compensation you deserve, including all applicable expenses.
How is compensation for construction accidents calculated?
The amount you will receive as compensation after a construction accident depends largely on the magnitude of the injuries you have suffered as a result of the incident, as well as the expenses you must incur to ensure a complete and prompt recovery.
The more expenses you have to make, the higher the amount of compensation you will be entitled to receive. Some examples of expenses that are usually covered by compensation for construction accidents in New York include the following:
- Medical care expenses.
- Prescribed medications and treatments.
- X-ray and/or laboratory studies.
- Ambulance transfers.
- Rehabilitation therapies.
- Lost wages.
- Lost benefits.
- Expenses for permanent or temporary disability.
In addition, with the appropriate assistance from our labor lawyers, you can also add to that compensation different expenses that may appear in the future, such as stress and/or depression, which can equally affect your health and well-being.
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Get legal assistance today from the best labor lawyers for your case
At Law4you, we care about your rights and fight before the necessary authorities to make them valid. If you were a victim of construction accidents in New York, do not hesitate to contact us to ensure the workers’ compensation that you deserve by law.
Schedule an appointment now or call us at 8559052949. Your immigration status does not matter, our labor lawyers will help you seek justice for each of the injuries you have suffered, through compliance with your rights as an injured worker.
El equipo de redactores de Law4you está compuesto por un grupo de abogados especializados en casos de accidentes de construcción, trabajo, de tránsito y lesiones personales. Cada miembro del equipo cuenta con amplia experiencia en su área de especialización y están comprometidos en ofrecer la mejor defensa y compensación a sus clientes de la comunidad latina.