As a bustling metropolitan area, New York City and surrounding areas always have construction projects going at some stage of completion. Thousands of people work on these construction sites and, although most sites and construction employers do their best to take every safety measure, those workers may face dangerous conditions and situations on a daily basis. Unfortunately, injuries at construction sites are quite common.
Those injuries can range from so-called “minor” conditions, such as back strains or repetitive motion injuries, all the way to major injuries, such as the loss of a limb or even exposure to toxic materials. Depending on the specific construction site, the dangers will vary greatly.
Options after an injury
Fortunately, most of the people who work on a construction site have the ability to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they are injured on the job. These benefits can help injured workers to cover some of their medical expenses and can also help cover some of the wages that would be lost due to missed time at work.
However, the process of applying for and actually receiving workers’ compensation benefits may often seem complicated. Injured workers will need to get the right information about their own unique situation in order to attempt to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
An experienced New York attorney may be able to help injured workers in New York secure their workers’ compensation benefits. With the right approach, the bureaucratic complications can usually be kept to a minimum. For more information, please visit the common construction site injuries overview section of our law firm’s website.