Steps To Take After A Construction Accident
Construction work is one of the most dangerous careers out there. Visitors, bystanders, and others can also easily become injured on construction sites. Although federal, state, and local safety regulations are in place to keep workers and others safe, poor training, defective equipment, and human error still cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year. The Team at Stanley Law recommends you take the following steps after an injury to ensure your rights and interests are protected in the event you need to file a construction accident lawsuit.
What To Do Following A Construction Accident
Injuries sustained in construction accidents can be catastrophic. It’s vital to ensure that the proper steps are taken to ensure you get the medical treatment you need and protect your legal rights. Whether you are injured as a worker or a bystander, don’t go it alone. Contacting an attorney immediately following an accident is essential to recover maximum compensation. Even if you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a construction accident lawsuit against multiple responsible parties.
If you’ve been injured, it’s important to do the following as soon as possible:
Get medical care. Your health and safety should be your top priority. Even if your injury seems minor, it’s important to seek medical treatment right away. Some symptoms of serious injury don’t appear until days and sometimes weeks after an accident. Hold onto all available medical reports and diagnostic imaging. Make sure all your injuries are well-documented, clearly recorded, and accessible. Documentation should include dates, doctors’ names, any treatment you received, and any medications that were prescribed. Having a qualified medical professional assess and treat your condition could not only save your life, it could also provide critical documentation that may be needed for a construction site lawsuit.
Report your injury. If you’re injured at work, inform your supervisor of the accident as soon as possible. Failure to report your injury can lead to problems with both workers’ comp and personal injury claims.
Document the scene. If possible, take pictures, video, and notes documenting the scene of the accident and your injuries. Make sure to note the time, place, equipment, or tools involved and the potential cause of the accident. Gather the contact information and statements of all bystanders who may have witnessed the accident. If you are incapacitated or unable to perform these tasks, ask a coworker or another person at the site to do it. This information can be used as valuable evidence in a construction site lawsuit.
Contact an experienced lawyer. Filing a claim and recovering the compensation can be daunting, whether it’s a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, personal injury damages, or both. It takes true grit to win a case. Most insurance companies try to offer as little as possible in settlements or deny valid claims. You need and deserve the Maximum Reward to which you’re entitled. If you believe your injury occurred as a result of unsafe conditions or negligence, an attorney can advise you on the best course of action to recover maximum compensation and assist you with the claims and negotiations processes so you can focus on healing. You need a lawyer who will be there for you every step of the way because you never know what’s just around the corner. A dedicated worker’s compensation team can also help with Social Security Disability claims if necessary.
Contact Us To Learn More About Construction Accident Lawsuits
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in a construction accident, our dedicated team at Stanley Law can help. Joe Knows exactly what to do to get you the compensation you deserve. You can email him directly at Joe@StanleyLawOffices.com. Don’t go it alone, phone us at 800-608-3333 or contact Stanley Law Offices online to schedule a free initial consultation. We’ll leave no stone unturned and get our hardworking crew working for you. Our offices are in Syracuse, Binghamton, Watertown, and Rochester, New York, and Montrose, Pennsylvania. Se habla español.