Working in the construction industry is a very dangerous job. That being said, there are a number of different safety procedures in place to ensure the safety of construction workers. Unfortunately, when somebody diverts from protocol, an employee could become seriously injured. If an individual is injured in an accident on the job, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Typically, the only ways that a person injured while working won’t be eligible if their job is usually eligible for workers’ compensation is if they purposefully injured themselves or they became injured because they were intoxicated on the job.
There are a few things about workers’ compensation in New York State that are important to note. They include the following:
- Workers are not permitted to bring legal action against their employer or a co-worker
- Workers’ compensation claims can only be valid if the individual cannot return to work for at least one week
- If you were injured because of a third party, you may have to take a separate lawsuit against them in the form of a personal injury case
If you have been injured on the job, it is important to consult with an attorney who has the experience necessary to fight on your behalf and help you obtain a favorable outcome.
Contact the Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, P.C. today to schedule a consultation if you are in need of strong legal representation for any of your criminal defense and personal injury matters. We are here to help during your time of need.