Unfortunately, carpenters often sustain various types of injuries on the job as a result of workplace accidents.
When these accidents occur a worker can suffer serious injuries which can require them to take time off from work and as a result, lose a primary source of income. In addition to lost income, many injured workers incur expensive medical consts associated with their injury. This combination can create difficult financial situations for an injured carpenter.
However, New York Workers’ Compensation law is designed to protect carpenters and all other types of workers who become injured on the job by providing financial compensation for medical expenses, as well as a portion of lost wages associated with an injury.
Understanding workers’ compensation and other legal options after a workplace injury can be important to your physical and financial recovery.
Accidents & Injuries On A Job Site
Carpenters can become injured in a variety of different types of workplace accident. However, some of the most common types of accidents leading to injuries include fall accidents, injuries from repetitive motions, and accidents in which a carpenter is struck by an object or piece of equipment.
Workers’ Compensation For Injured Carpenters In New York
New York Workers’ Compensation law requires all employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees in case an injury occurs.
Additionally, the law states that injured workers are entitled to workers’ compensation for any injury that is sustained in the course of work, regardless of what caused the accident or injury.
Workers’ compensation benefits can pay for medical expenses, lost wages and other expenses associated with an injury sustained in the course of work.
Additionally, an injured carpenter may be entitled to other forms of compensation through Social Security disability benefits or a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact The Disability Guys To Discuss Your Injury
If you’ve been injured in a job-related accident it is important for you to understand your legal rights.
The Disability Guys have been helping injured workers of all types in New York to understand their legal rights and compensation options after an accident.
We encourage all injured workers to contact us for a free consultation. You can contact us by calling (914) 946-1452 or by filling out our online contact form.