Jonathan H. Poznansky, Attorney at Law

Workers' compensation is key for injured construction employee

There is no doubt that construction work can be dangerous. When employees are working on a project, completing the task is their objective. For construction employees, they do it to earn a living, to earn benefits and to see the satisfaction of their work completed step-by-step. None of this obscures the dangers that these workers face each day. When an accident occurs on a construction site, workers should know how to get workers' compensation benefits.

A building in Downtown Brooklyn was the site of a work accident that sent a construction employee to the hospital. A spokesman for the Fire Department stated that the cause of the injury was unknown, but the man either fell or was hit by an elevator. He was unconscious when he was found. The investigation is continuing.

When construction workers go to work, they don't expect to be injured while doing their job. This is true despite the inherent risks of the job. With physical labor, there can be a wide array of injuries that can cause long-term damage, require hospitalization and render the person unable to do their job. They might even be permanently disabled. Workers' compensation benefits are meant to provide for the worker, so they can receive medical treatment and receive a regular income as they recover. Still, some cases are not so simple, and employers and insurers may dispute the claim

There can be disagreements as to how the accident happened, its severity, and if the worker needs to be off the job for a significant period of time. If there is a problem obtaining the full amount of workers' compensation benefits or getting benefits at all, it is vital to have legal assistance. A workers' compensation law firm should be called for guidance to help the worker obtain the benefits they are entitled to, especially after a construction injury.

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