When Do You Need a Construction Accident Lawyer?

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Robert Golan

If you were injured in a construction accident and are hoping to receive compensation, either from the company itself or from worker’s compensation, you should hire an attorney. If you are a family member of a loved one who was killed in a construction accident, you should hire an attorney. In fact, unless you have a law degree, you will greatly benefit from hiring an attorney as soon as you decide that you wish to file a claim after any construction accident has taken place.

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Filing A Civil Suit

Lawyers understand how to file a civil suit. They understand the legal jargon that needs to be in place in a claim as well as the “legal theories” or basis the claim is being made on.

An experienced attorney will be able to advise you on what compensation you should ask for. You may be entitled to compensations you weren’t aware of and would miss out on if you attempted to file yourself.

A construction accident lawyer can also assure that you are asking for compensation from the right sources. Understanding who can legally be held at fault for your injuries can be complicated, especially if those injuries involved faulty equipment. Even in cases where the construction worker was not injured by faulty equipment, the burden of liability may be unclear to a layman.

Additionally, an attorney will assure you are filing the correct complaint. Should you file for workers compensation or sue for damages?  Do the facts of your case merit a negligence claim?

A lawyer can look at your case and advise the best options to seek compensation. Without a lawyer, you may overlook a responsible party or you may file incorrectly creating an unwinnable suit, wasting your time and money.

Workers Compensation Paperwork

Hiring an attorney after a construction accident allows you peace of mind when filing worker’s comp paperwork. Incorrect filing or simple errors in the paperwork can hold up your claim or result in a denial.

Worker’s comp attorneys are trained to understand the ins and outs of filing for workers comp. They can ensure your claim is filed correctly, preventing the insurance company from denying it due to simple clerical errors.

Survivor Assistance

If your loved one was killed due to a construction accident, a construction accident lawyer can help you decide whether to file a wrongful death suit, a survivor action, or both. Some states allow family members of the deceased to file for worker’s compensation.

The variances in the law, as well as specifics of your situation, can be assessed by an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the court systems and file the necessary paperwork during this difficult time.

Getting Help

If you need help after a construction accident and you reside in the Long Island, Queens, Nassau, or Suffolk areas of New York, Robert Golan can assist you. He is an experienced attorney who is eager to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call today for a free lawyer consultation at (516) 586-3910.

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