Recovering Construction Accident Damages
Have you been seriously injured in a construction accident? These can be terribly devastating for you and your family. Here is what you need to know about recovering construction accident damages.
Recovering Construction Accident Damages | Should I Tell My Employer?
I got a call the other day from a client in a panic. He was injured at work and his employer called, and wanted to know about what happened, and about him making a claim. He was afraid to get back to the employer because he was afraid that if he called the employer, he would lose his job. You need to notify your employer of the happening of the accident as soon as possible. That’s to protect your workers’ compensation benefits. Your employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and that will pay for your medical expenses, and that will pay for your lost wages, but there are certain requirements that have to be met. One of the early requirements is that you notify your employer of the accident as soon as possible.
Recovering Construction Accident Damages | Can I Sue My Employer?
The answer is generally, no. There are some limited exceptions, but as a general rule, you cannot sue your employer. Your employer is supposed to carry what’s called workers’ compensation coverage, and that’s how you get your medical bills paid and lost wages recovered. There are some other benefits that go along with a workers’ compensation claim, but as a general rule, you cannot sue your employer.
Recovering Construction Accident Damages | Can I Get Workers’ Compensation?
In New York, every employer is required to carry what’s called workers’ compensation coverage, and that’s to cover your lost wages and your medical expenses. It’s very important that you notify your employer right away that you were injured. It’s also important that you seek medical attention right away because these are crucial things that have to be done in order to secure your rights to those workers’ compensation benefits.
If you need strong legal representation to help you with recovering construction accident damages, please call our New York construction accident attorney for a free consultation.