New York Personal Injury Attorneys
Am I Eligible for Construction Workers’ Compensation?
Construction workers are commonly injured as a direct result of carrying out job duties. Common injuries include falls, electrocutions, and entrapments. Injured construction workers may be eligible for workers’ compensation which covers all healthcare related to the sustained injury, travel expenses related to healthcare appointments, and lost wages. Contact an attorney to determine if you are eligible for compensation.
What Kind of Injuries and Accidents Do Construction Workers Typically Experience?
According to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), four construction-related accidents account for more than half of all construction worker deaths annually. Known as the “Fatal Four,” falls, electrocutions, being struck by objects, and being caught in or between objects are the leading causes of construction worker fatalities.
Other construction-related workplace accidents may include:
- Ladder accidents
- Crane accidents
- Unsafe work equipment
- Building collapse
- Trench collapse
- Toxic materials
- Falling debris
- Scaffold collapse
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is benefits injured workers may receive. New York law requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance that covers healthcare related to injury, travel expenses related to healthcare appointments, and lost wages. To receive compensation, eligible workers must prove that an injury occurred directly from job duties.
How Do I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
To file a workers’ compensation claim in New York, you must submit a C-3 with the Workers’ Compensation Board. The quickest way to file the claim is via the online form here. You can also call 866-396-8314 to complete the form or request a paper version from your employer.
While it is not required to attain legal representation to file a workers’ compensation claim, attorneys may be able to assist you in receiving fair compensation.
Contact the New York Attorneys at SPBMCC To Schedule a Free Consultation
Contact the personal injury lawyers at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo (SPBMCC) at (212)732-9000 for a free consultation to determine if you are eligible for compensation.