We are pleased to announce that Andrew J. Barovick, Esq. of Andrew J. Barovick, PC has joined the firm as of August 1, 2022. Andrew Barovick has over 25 years of experience as an attorney and has joined our Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury teams.

Will Workman’s Compensation Cover My Construction Accident?

You have most likely been told not to worry… workman’s compensation will make up for your loss of wages and cover your medical bills. That is great news, but you need to know the numbers, and it is hard not to worry. You need to be assured that you and your family are covered at this time and in the future.

Every case is different, and as construction accident attorneys, we are here to help you figure out exactly how, and when you will be compensated.

Every Workman’s Compensation Case is Different

It is unlikely two people will receive the exact same payout from worker’s compensation insurance. The reason being, no two construction workers are alike, and each construction accident injury is different. Every claim is viewed on a case to case basis. Some injuries cause one day of lost work – others require years of rehabilitation. While one laborer needs stitches from a drilling accident, another may need major surgery, and physical therapy for a back injury. There will be drastic cost differences in those two examples, including their medical bills, and loss of wages. We believe this is why working closely with a construction accident attorney is so important. Your story is your own, and it is important you are heard and responded to promptly.

There are, of course, guidelines in figuring out how much compensation is needed. The details of your work history, and how your job-related injury is now affecting your life and that job, are necessary in computing your payout. We can tell you this – worker’s compensation is designed to protect you, and cover the necessities such as, medical bills and loss of wages, so your life doesn’t suffer from a work-related injury.

Get Your Workman’s Compensation Claim Filed

The best way to find out exactly how much you will be compensated, is to get the process moving. If you haven’t yet, report your construction accident injury to your employer, within 30 days of the injury. Every state is unique in its laws. In the state of New York, your injury needs to be reported within 30 days of it happening. The next step is filing a claim to receive workman’s compensation. In the state of New York, you have up to two years to file your claim, after the injury has been reported to your employer. Obviously, there is no need to wait until the two-year deadline, unless you have unusual circumstances.

How Do I File My Claim?

As mentioned above, the first step toward your worker’s compensation is to report your injury to your construction job site employer within 30 days of the injury. After this, your employer should provide you with the necessary paperwork to file your compensation claim. This is where a construction accident attorney comes in. Your claim should not be taken lightly. How it is handled from the beginning, will affect your pay out later. Your claim will be reviewed by the compensation insurance company, and in turn you will find out how much you will receive to cover medical expenses and loss of wages. It sounds simple, but as with most things in life, problems and questions can arise. That is when you can trust a law firm like Barovick Law to know exactly how to file your claim properly and handle your case. We specialize in construction accidents and injuries. We are privileged to serve alongside the men and women in the construction industry who work hard, building our community. We understand you didn’t ask to be injured. It affects your life, your family, your health, and your job. You would like to get back to work if possible. You need your medical bills taken care of, and your lost wages recovered. We agree.

Don’t take chances with your workman’s compensation. Do it right the first time, by working with a construction accident attorney at SR Law. We look forward to a free consultation with you. And we look forward to getting you the workman’s compensation you deserve, following a construction site accident, that you didn’t ask for.

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