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Can I Sue For Pain And Suffering After A Work Injury?

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Serious or severe injuries often come with a period of time when you experience physical or emotional pain. Under certain circumstances, you may be able to sue for pain and suffering in addition to receiving workers' compensation benefits.

The good news is an experienced attorney at The Law Offices of Lee S. Braunstein, P.C., serving Nassau County, Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City, New York, can help you file a personal injury lawsuit for your work injury, beginning the process of suing for pain and suffering. This is separate from a workers' compensation claim.

What Circumstances Allow Me To Sue For Pain And Suffering?

Pain and suffering lawsuits may come from work injuries that involve any of the following:

  • A car accident
  • Construction project
  • Third-party liability or the negligence of a third party
  • Medical malpractice

Without an attorney, it can be difficult or impossible to prove the case on your own.

How Is An Award For Pain And Suffering Determined?

Pain and suffering lawsuits help determine a monetary value for past, current and future physical or emotional pain you endure as a result of a physical injury. An experienced lawyer can make sure you receive the maximum amount for your pain and suffering.

An attorney can help show a jury how your serious physical injury caused physical pain, mental anguish or emotional turmoil - helping you get the additional compensation you deserve. A jury or court will likely consider the following circumstances:

  1. How severe or serious is your injury? The more debilitating or painful your injury, the more likely a court is to award you compensation.
  2. How seriously are you suffering? The degree that you experience pain both at the time you were injured, and in the future, helps to determine whether you can receive pain and suffering compensation.
  3. How old are you? A court or a jury considers your age to determine how long you will continue to suffer with pain, especially for an injury with long-term impact, or a lifelong injury. If you are young, an attorney can show that the injury will continue to impact you for a longer period of time than an older person. This may qualify you for a larger amount of compensation.

Our Powerful Attorneys Can Fight For Rightful Compensation For Your Injuries

You deserve to have a tough team advocating for your rights as an injured worker. With our detail-oriented approach, we won't let any opportunity to get you more compensation fall through the cracks.

Our no-fee promise makes it easy for you to get the experienced attorneys you deserve. Call our office in Westbury today at 516-240-9038, or visit our contact page.