BUFFALO, N.Y. – Whether you’re an employee or an employer, a workplace injury can cost you in many different ways. More than a million workers are injured on the job every year and some of them don’t get much help from their employer.
A Buffalo construction accident attorney at the law offices of Cellino & Barnes says prevention and immediate intervention can make the difference.
“Almost all workplace injuries can be prevented but these accidents still happen every day in Buffalo,” construction accident attorney Steve Barnes said. “When these injuries aren’t reported or immediately treated, that can raise costs for everyone and it could make it more difficult for that worker to recover.”
According to a study conducted by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, delays can increase costs by over 50 percent. The authors of the study said workers who immediately reported their injuries generally had better recovery times and lower costs associated with their accidents.
Barnes says a good attorney could also help reduce the costs connected with a workplace injury.
“Medical bills can be expensive and lost wages can be an added pain and distraction for any worker,” Barnes said. “Our attorneys focus on injuries and we understand what it takes to get you the best possible compensation in a workplace or construction accident.”
Most injured workers have never been hurt on the job before and some don’t know what to expect from the claims process. Barnes says an experienced Buffalo construction accident attorney can take care of the legal paperwork, forms and even schedule appointments with doctors.
Lawyers say although there are many uncertainties after a workplace accident, immediately reporting the injury and getting an attorney as soon as possible could make the recovery process a little easier. As some research suggests, it could also get you back to work faster.