New York City construction workers are the literal backbone of the city. From digging the subway trenches to scaling the highest skyscrapers, these brave and industrious workers lay the foundations and build the framework for all of our buildings, architecture and businesses.
When these brave men and women suffer injuries on the job, they may feel pressured to continue to work and meet the predetermined deadlines for their projects. But construction workers shouldn’t have to suffer catastrophic injuries on the job to qualify for covered medical treatments and financial benefits.
We can help connect injured construction workers with the benefits to which they are entitled to receive after an on-the-job accident. Every worker has the right to a safe environment to carry out their duties. Sometimes, an employer’s negligence can cause an accident or exacerbate the circumstances surrounding a worker’s injuries.
Other times, it may just be a case of “stuff happens.” But if it happens to you while you are at work, you likely have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Here’s how that can help you.
Once your claim gets approved, your medical care will be a covered expense, and you will no longer have to shell out any cash to get the healing treatment and therapies that you need to recover. If you are out of work for an extended period, you may also qualify for weekly benefits.
Should your injuries be disabling and/or permanent and prevent you from being gainfully employed in the future, you (or your survivors, should your injuries prove to be fatal) may be able to receive a lump-sum settlement.