If you suffer an injury at work in New York City, you have the right to seek immediate medical care and treatment. This is true no matter if you are working in construction, demolition, painting, or another related field. Our work injury attorneys recommend that after suffering a serious injury that you call for an ambulance, so that you ensure that you get the medical attention you need promptly.
What Happens When You Get Hurt at Work?
If you get hurt at work, the first thing you should do — after protecting yourself from further injury — is to call for an ambulance or have a coworker or supervisor call for you. You have the right to go to the hospital for necessary medical care and treatment.
As work accident and personal injury attorneys, our team has seen a dangerous trend of employers demanding to drive injured employees to a local clinic, depriving them of necessary emergency medical care and treatment. You do not have to permit this, and we recommend against it. If you have been injured at a construction site, in an on the job accident, you have the right to go to the hospital, and workers’ compensation will cover your work accident related expenses.
Filing for Compensation After an On-the-Job Injury
New York employers have a legal obligation to provide their employees with workers’ compensation insurance coverage. This coverage provides a number of benefits after an on-the-job or job-related injury or illness. These benefits include:
- Life time Medical care and treatment for work related injuries;
- Lost wages covering about two-thirds of your normal paycheck up to $904.74 weekly; &
- Money Damages for Qualifying Permanent Injury
Personal Injury Law Suit for Pain and Suffering:
Depending on the details of your accident, in addition to Workers’ Compensation you may be entitled to commence a law suit against a responsible third party, a party other than your employer. In this law suit for damages for personal injuries you may be able to obtain damages for:
Money Damages for Noneconomic loss
- Money Damages for Past Pain and Suffering
- Money Damages for Future Pain and Suffering
- Lost Union Benefits
- Lost Wages
- Diminished Earning Capacity
- Lost Benefits and Retirement
- Loss of Services and Support
- Out-of-Pocket Costs
Strong Protections for Construction Workers for Work Accidents:
Employees who work in construction, demolition, painting, pointing, and related fields have strong protections under New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241. Our team is experienced in representing tradesmen injured in construction accidents, and can review your case to see if you qualify to pursue a case for money damages.
Oresky & Associates, pllc Can Help You Pursue Money Damages
Over the last 25+ years, the work injury team from Oresky & Associates, pllc has helped New York City accident victims recover more than $350 million in money damages by winning verdicts and negotiating settlements for our clients.
Let us review your case and obtain a no charge consultation. We are not afraid to take on any construction site owner or large corporation.
Talk to a New York City Work Injury Attorney About Your Case Today
At Oresky & Associates, pllc, our team can help you pursue the money damages you deserve. A member of our team is available to review your case. Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We accept cases from clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island; Nassau County; Suffolk County; and Westchester County.
Let us review your case and get started right away. Call us for a free, no obligation, consultation at 718-993-9999