It is very important for construction workers to consult an attorney immediately after an injury, before speaking with anyone else. It's common for an "investigator" to visit an injured construction worker in the hospital or at home, right after an accident. The investigator may seem friendly and claim to be there to help you get your benefits. Unfortunately, the investigator is often there to limit the liability of a company to pay for the worker's injuries.
NYC Workers' Comp Claim Lawyers
You may have a personal injury claim in addition to a workers' compensation claim. Your fall, back injury or head injury case may be worth a great deal more money. To protect your rights following a construction injury, contact the Klein Law Group, P.C., to talk with an attorney. We work closely with some of the finest personal injury law firms in the city, and we can coordinate both cases to help maximize their value. We can represent you in any construction site accident, including:
- Crane and construction accidents
- Building collapse injuries
- Ladder and scaffolding falls
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Roof and wall collapse injuries
Please review our brochure on construction workers and workers' compensation for more information.
Can My Boss Blame Me?
Your boss cannot blame you for an injury you suffer on the job. New York workers' compensation law does not allow that. Never accept money directly from your boss after a workplace injury. If your injury gets worse and you are unable to return to work, you could damage your right to file a workers' comp claim.
What if I'm an Undocumented Worker in the U.S. Illegally?
You still have rights under the law if you have been injured on a construction job site and you are an undocumented worker. You can receive workers' compensation. Don't keep your injury a secret. Report it and see a doctor. If you are fearful about reporting it, contact our office and we can help you.
Our New York construction worker claims lawyers at The Klein Law Group, P.C., are here to protect your rights and help you through this difficult time. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. To serve you better, our staff speaks Polish, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and Russian.