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Common catastrophic injuries that can lead to lost income

People in New York need money in order to provide for themselves and their families. That is why it is so important for people to have secure jobs they can count on. Having the job is important, but it is also important that people are healthy enough to work their jobs. If the person is injured or too ill to work, it can be very costly for them and their families.

People can suffer injuries at any job, but some professions tend to be more dangerous than others. One of these professions is construction. People in the construction industry work at high heights with physical demands that are not present at other jobs. Also, people use and are around heavy machinery, and when construction accidents occur, they can cause catastrophic injuries. Due to the severity of these injuries people may be unable to work for long periods of time while they rehabilitate. In some situations they may never be able to work again.

There are many types of catastrophic injuries that construction workers suffer while they are working. They can suffer broken bones, suffer burns from fires or electrocutions, cuts from exposed nails or various machinery, eye injuries, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries from falls, hearing loss from being around heavy and loud machinery, illnesses from exposure to toxic materials and other types of injuries.

If construction workers in New York suffer injuries that prevent them from working, they may want to seek workers' compensation benefits. These benefits can cover medical costs and lost income while the worker is recovering. Injured construction workers may also be entitled to more than just workers' compensation benefits as well. It is important that injured construction workers receive the full amount of compensation they are entitled to, and attorneys may be a useful resource.

Source: FindLaw, "Common Construction Injury Types" accessed on Oct. 23, 2017

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