Commonly Asked Questions About Construction Accidents
After a construction accident, you and your loved ones probably have many questions. You are already worried about injuries and medical bills. The legal process is an added concern that, for many, is overwhelming. Our lawyers combine more than 75 years of legal experience and success. We can guide you through the process and make sure you come out the other end with a settlement that provides for your family.
To help put you on the right track, below are some commonly asked questions. If you have a specific question, please call our office for tailored legal guidance. Call (212) 425-0700 or complete our contact form.
Who Is At Fault For My Injury?
Fault can be a complicated question. With construction injuries, many parties come into play. The construction company, hiring parties, contractors and machinery or equipment companies may all factor into your injury.
Speak with our attorneys to help determine where fault lies and with whom to file your claim.
Should I File For Personal Injury Or Workers’ Compensation?
In New York, construction companies and all employers are required to cover some form of workers’ compensation. This does not mean, however, that you are not also eligible to file a personal injury claim. For serious injuries such as paralysis or a fatality, you may be best served filing for both workers’ compensation and personal injury compensation. Kelner & Kelner can provide legal guidance once we have your case specifics.
Will My Suit Cover All My Medical Bills?
A personal injury suit may cover all your medical bills, including emergency room fees, followup physician appointments and physical therapy. Your claim may also include compensation for time you are unable to work and for emotional and mental pain.
I Can No Longer Work. What Do I Do Now?
Call our office. We will help explore all your legal options.