As a construction worker, you know exactly what it is like to do hard work. You toil daily and depend on your body being in top-notch shape in order to perform your best.
As such, when you are the victim of a construction accident, you lose much more than your ability to use your body: you lose your livelihood.
Some people think that there is nothing they can do about it, blame themselves for the accident, and allow the injury to devastate their lives instead of taking appropriate action. This is a huge mistake.
What You Should Do
If you were injured in a construction accident, you have rights that deserve protection. As a victim, you should be compensated not only for your injuries, but also for your lost wages, inability to work, pain and suffering, and countless other intangibles.
If you have been in a construction accident and think that you have a claim, make sure to contact an experienced construction accident attorney who knows exactly who to sue and how to effectively make a case for negligence.
What Counts as a Construction Accident?
Any type of injury that results on-site constitutes a construction accident, whether it happens in the course of your employment or not. The following is a non-exhaustive list of examples:
- Falling objects that cause injury
- Falling from a scaffold or crane
- Being run over by heavy machinery
- Losing a limb or appendage while working
- Following instructions given by a negligent boss that lead to an injury
- Electrical injuries
- Burn injuries
- Welding injuries
- Injuries while working in trenches
- Slip and falls
…But I Already Get Worker’s Compensation
Many people do not realize that even if you are getting worker’s compensation, you still may be able to sue your employer or the manufacturer of the machine, device, item, or object that caused your injury.
In other words, you can still initiate a civil lawsuit and seek money damages against the very people responsible for your injury regardless of whether you receive worker’s compensation or not.
In fact, many individuals who are on worker’s compensation do not receive enough assistance in order to be fully compensated for their injuries. Thus, it is prudent to take both roads: 1) try to collect worker’s compensation if available and 2) sue the negligent party for money damages due to your personal injury.
The Price of Doing Nothing
You may be thinking that hiring an attorney will cost way too much money. However, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee. That’s right: if you don’t see a dime, you don’t owe them a dime.
Moreover, the cost of doing nothing is tremendous. If you do not take any action at all, you will not be able to collect anything.
Let’s face it; we all need to support our families and loved ones. Aside from being out of work and unable to bring money in, a victim still has a ton of medical bills to pay. Ultimately, both the monetary and emotional cost of doing nothing is simply not worth it.
Who Should You Contact?
Adam H. Rosenblum of The Rosenblum Law Firm is an experienced personal injury attorney who is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York. He knows what to do in order to help guarantee that your rights are protected. He will fight for you and help you receive every bit of money that you deserve for your injuries. E-mail or call him today at 973-594-6552.