While New York City residents may like seeing the cranes and scaffolding that signify a city on the move, they may not think about the dangers that construction workers like you face.
Unfortunately, far too many construction workers in the city are falling from ladders, scaffolds and other construction equipment, suffering serious injuries in the process. And many of these workers aren't aware of their rights to the compensation that may be available to them.
If You Fall On The Job, You Are Likely Entitled To Workers' Comp.
Even if you fall from what you think is a short distance, you can still suffer from serious injuries that have long-lasting effects. Some common injuries resulting from falls include:
- Head injuries like concussions or skull fractures
- Spinal cord injuries like herniated discs of paralysis
- Broken bones
- Muscle or tendon damage
All of these injuries can mean multiple surgeries, physical therapy, installing equipment in your home and extensive time away from work. Workers' compensation benefits exist to allow you to make ends meet and pay for your medical care while you cannot work. Knowing how to claim those benefits can be a difficult, frustrating process if you try to do it alone.
Whether your fall happened because of wind, poorly designed equipment, falling objects or any other reason, your injuries likely entitle you to workers' compensation benefits. If you talk to an experienced workers' compensation attorney, you can get peace of mind knowing that you have an advocate on your side to guide you through the process. You may even find that you can pursue compensation in addition to your workers' comp. benefits.