Construction Accident Benefits for Injured Workers
If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be feeling angry. A construction accident can have a serious impact on your daily life and your ability to provide for yourself or your family. You may be feeling that your construction accident should make you eligible for injury-related benefits.
In New York State, damages are made up of several components, the most obvious of which include physical damage, physical injuries, pain and suffering, and the loss of enjoyment of life experienced by the individual. Less readily apparent damages can – and oftentimes do – include the psychological elements of those injuries. For example, when a person can no longer do things they used to do, there’s a psychological component to their altered life.
Added to one’s physical and psychological damages is an element of special damages which may include loss of wages in the future – even on the back end of current wages lost – and the loss of earning capacity. If, as a result of one’s injury, the length of time the victim would have worked is projected to be shortened by five years, we back-end that.
In addition, some people lose the ability to do certain things they used to do – such as cleaning their home, vacuuming a pool, doing things around their house – and that loss of functionality is factored in as an added component. In those cases, an expert is hired to calculate those damages by determining what the replacement cost of those functions would be. That way, we can make sure the injured person can pay for those special damages in the future.
If you are seeking representation for your construction accident injury, please call and schedule a free consultation with our experienced Buffalo personal injury attorneys today.