What Should You Do If You Get Seriously Injured on a Construction Site?

It can be a very stressful situation; you are injured on the job and don’t know what to do. If the injury was serious, you may be suffering from immense pain and facing financial ruin. All too often, many of us find ourselves in these dire circumstances. Here we will briefly cover some of the simple steps you can take to handle a severe injury at work:

Workplace Injuries Can Be Serious

Workplace injuries are all too common and often have serious consequences. These include situations such as injuries on construction sites, with unsafe scaffolding, falling objects, or the failure to have adequate safety equipment on-site. It should always be a company’s priority to ensure its employees’ health and safety, yet many times that is far from the case. Many of these injuries come about because your employer cares more about the bottom line than about your safety.

Your workplace injury is always an important matter when Scaffidi & Associates is on the case. As a premier personal injury law firm in Manhattan, we treat all of our clients’ workplace injuries as serious.

While New York’s Workers Compensation laws usually prevent you from suing your employer, often there are other parties who may be responsible for your injuries. At Scaffidi & Associates we will conduct the necessary investigation to find all possible responsible parties and will fight tirelessly to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

Protecting the Undocumented

In many circumstances, undocumented workers will not report a workplace injury for fear of being deported. This is NOT true. Reporting an injury and seeking medical help should not impact your immigration status. As preeminent construction accident attorneys in New York City, we are well-versed in all aspects of injuries sustained at a construction site. You should contact us immediately if you have been working on a construction project and have been injured on the job.

Protecting Your Rights Is Our Priority

While the state of New York has measures set in place to protect workers when injured on the job, they often fail to address the serious impacts an injury can have on someone’s professional and personal life.

If you have been injured on the job, it is vital that you consult with a law firm right away. Businesses and insurance companies have lawyers looking out for them, so you should have lawyers that will look out for you.

At Scaffidi & Associates, we offer tailored services to our clients. We will thoroughly research your case and provide the legal services you need to get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured at work and don’t know what to do, contact us today. Our legal team will begin working for you right away!

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