Jonathan H. Poznansky, Attorney at Law

Workers' compensation can help injured employees

With the number of construction projects throughout New York, there are always job opportunities for construction workers. Construction work provides good pay and benefits and a sense of accomplishment when a project is completed. Even with these positives, there are certain factors that cannot be ignored. These jobs are undeniably dangerous, and workers can suffer injuries that leave them unable to work. For those who are injured in construction accidents, having legal advice is essential.

A man lost both his legs beneath the knee while installing a gas main beneath a road. The injury occurred when he was hit by a steel plate, fell into a hole 10 feet below ground, and crushed by the plate. The investigation into the accident is continuing.

No matter what kind of work a person does, injuries can happen and make it necessary to seek workers' compensation benefits. People can hurt themselves lifting objects; falling; having repetitive stress; suffering broken bones; suffering spinal cord damage or brain trauma; or losing limbs.

While it might be taken as a given that workers' compensation benefits will provide for the injured worker, there are often disputes as to the extent of the injuries, how long the worker will be off the job, and whether the injuries are temporary or permanent. Having legal advice in applying for workers' compensation benefits is often key.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you should contact a legal professional. A firm that helps people with workers' compensation can help.

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