Construction work is a dangerous and physically demanding job, and unfortunately, accidents happen all too often on construction sites. When a construction worker is injured on the job, they may be entitled to compensation for their damages, including their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In New York, injured construction workers may be able to recover a variety of damages in a lawsuit. In this blog post, we will explore the damages that an injured construction worker can recover in a New York lawsuit.
One of the most significant damages that an injured construction worker can recover is their medical expenses. Construction accidents can result in serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, hospital stays, physical therapy, and other forms of rehabilitation. In New York, injured construction workers can seek compensation for all of their medical expenses related to their injuries, including past and future medical expenses.
Injured construction workers may also be entitled to compensation for their lost wages. A construction accident can result in a significant amount of time away from work, and in some cases, an injured worker may not be able to return to work at all. In New York, injured construction workers can seek compensation for both their past and future lost wages, as well as their lost earning capacity if their injuries prevent them from returning to their previous job.
Pain and Suffering
In addition to economic damages like medical expenses and lost wages, injured construction workers may also be able to recover damages for their pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages are intended to compensate an injured person for the physical and emotional pain and suffering they have endured as a result of their injuries. In New York, injured construction workers can seek compensation for both their past and future pain and suffering.
Disability and Disfigurement
If a construction accident results in a permanent disability or disfigurement, an injured construction worker may also be entitled to additional damages. Disability and disfigurement damages are intended to compensate an injured person for the permanent changes to their body or lifestyle that result from their injuries.
In some cases, injured construction workers may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish the responsible party for their reckless or intentional conduct and to deter similar conduct in the future. In New York, punitive damages are only available in cases where the responsible party acted with a high degree of recklessness or intentional wrongdoing.
To determine the damages that you may be entitled to, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. James J. Corbett has helped many construction workers to recover the compensation they deserve after being injured on the job. Not only is James J. Corbett an experienced attorney, he also has worked in the construction industry as a project manager and general counsel. He understands the complex laws and regulations that apply to construction accidents, and he is committed to fighting for the rights of injured workers. Contact The Law Office of James J. Corbett, PC today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how he can help you.