In most cases, yes. Keep in mind, however, that receiving workers’ compensation for an injury that was sustained while on the job of a construction project could hinder your ability to seek any other form of financial recovery from your employer. In the event that your injury was caused by a third-party other than your employer, financial recovery beyond workers’ compensation can still be sought, often with little resistance. For example, if you were injured on the job through the fault of a third-party contractor, or a piece of defective equipment, then you would not seek workers’ compensation for the injury, but rather you would seek financial retribution through a lawsuit.
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