When You Need a Hauppauge Construction Accident Lawyer
You may never have anticipated needing to call a construction accident lawyer, but depending on your circumstances, you may need one. Construction accidents are often serious, if not fatal. The nature of the construction industry is that heavy machinery, great heights, and a chaotic worksite is a formula for potentially catastrophic injuries. Who protects the injured workers’ rights? Though their employers and workers compensation are expected to take care of them, all too often they fall far short of providing reasonable care. At Polsky, Shouldice, & Rosen, P.C. we are all too familiar with the plight of injured construction workers. If this describes your situation, contact us immediately to speak with an experienced construction accident lawyer who can review your circumstances. After a free consultation, our Hauppauge construction accident lawyer can provide you with more information about how we might possibly be able to help you. And, if you lost a loved one in a construction accident, we may be able to get justice for your family. Call us today.
Workers Compensation Benefits
Because workers compensation is a no-fault program, whether or not any of your actions contributed to the accident that injured you should be irrelevant. However, the workers compensation board or your own employer may attempt to deny your claim for benefits. They may use any of several common denial responses which might have no basis of fact. Our skilled construction accident lawyer in Hauppague at Polsky, Shouldice, & Rosen, P.C. has helped many injured workers receive the workers compensation benefits they deserved even after their initial claim was denied. After a review of your initial claim and the response, we can determine whether or not it is worthwhile to resubmit the claim with additional information and documentation. Within our professional network we have existing relationships with medical professionals who can perform medical exams and provide testimony as needed. We also have a thorough understanding of what is required by the board for them to approve a claim. Though your claim may have been denied, that is not necessarily the final result. We are also more than happy to submit the initial claim on behalf of our clients. In this way, you may increase the likelihood of a successful outcome and accelerate the process by only having to submit your claim once.
Personal Injury Claim
The nature of workers compensation benefits is that it does not matter if you as the injured worker contributed to the cause of the accident. In return, you agree that you will not seek additional compensation from the employer in the form of a personal injury claim or a lawsuit. Unfortunately, sometimes workers compensation benefits are inadequate, particularly in instances of fatal or catastrophic injuries that result in permanent disability. In other instances, the party responsible for your injury was not your employer or a coworker, and in fact was a third-party. Very likely, you will not qualify for workers compensation benefits under those circumstances. However, a construction accident lawyer in Hauppauge from Polsky, Shouldice, & Rosen, P.C. can file a personal injury claim against the responsible party or parties. When you discuss your case with our legal team, you may learn whether or not this is an optimum strategy in your circumstances.
Call us at Polsky, Shouldice, & Rosen, P.C. to request a free consultation with a Hauppauge construction accident lawyer who can provide you with more information.