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What Are My Rights as an Injured Construction Worker?


Construction is widely known as one of the most dangerous industries in the workforce, as workers are surrounded by hazardous materials or equipment and often subjected to life-threatening risks every day. It is no surprise employees often sustain injuries when working in trenches, on high scaffolds, with heavy or defective machinery, etc. Despite the nature of the job, construction workers have the right to a safe work environment just as anyone else.

As an injured employee, you have the right to reimbursement for your injuries and damages through workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits cover medical expenses, lost wages, and partial or permanent disability. However, the benefits are limited and do not include emotional damages such as pain and suffering.

The Duty of Care

Depending on the nature of your injury and the details surrounding its circumstances, you may be eligible to claim damages in a civil lawsuit against other entities or individuals. Employers have a duty to take reasonable care to prevent any injury to others. If your accident was preventable if not for another’s negligence or recklessness, you can pursue a personal injury case against the responsible parties, including subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, architects, engineers, etc.

Contact Our Dedicated & Experienced Nassau County Personal Injury Attorney Today

With over 20 years of successfully obtaining the most optimal outcome on behalf of his clients, our very own personal injury attorney of the Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli is your top choice for comprehensive legal representation. Our firm has cultivated a reputation of excellence and delivering results on behalf of the injured. With our legal team on your side, you can focus on healing and taking back control of your life.

Would you like to speak to a representative of our firm? Contact us by calling (516) 628-6402 today.

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