Between power tools and heavy machinery, construction sites can be one of the most dangerous work sites even with proper safety conditions. If you suffer an injury, it is important to take the right steps immediately after the injury occurs. Here’s what to do next if you are involved in a construction site accident.
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What To Do if You Are Injured
There are multiple types of construction site accidents that may occur and lead to serious injury. If you find yourself in a situation where you are injured at work due to a construction site accident, it is important to respond quickly. Here’s what to do next:
Seek Medical Care
The first thing you should immediately do after the incident is seek medical help. If you’re unable to call 911 yourself, immediately have a coworker do so for you and get treated as soon as possible. Even if it is a minor injury, it is important to have a doctor assess it, since the injury may be more serious than you think.
In addition, having medical records proving the injury will be useful for filing a worker’s compensation claim. Finally, the documentation will be useful in a court case if the construction company denies that an injury happened.
If you are unable to take pictures yourself, ask a coworker to take pictures of your injuries, damage caused to the work site or your property, the hazard that caused it, and anything else related to the injury. Write down the location of the accident and what you were doing. Write down the names and addresses of any witnesses, interview them, and write down their accounts. These will all be important when making a claim.
Report The Incident
Notify your employer about the accident. Make sure there is documentation of the accident and details describing what happened. This could help you in your case, as well as give employers the chance to fix the hazardous condition, preventing a similar situation from occurring in the future.
Contact Foley & Small
It is important to contact an attorney to get the financial compensation you deserve. At Foley & Small, we evaluate the situation and help you choose the best option for financial compensation. Also, our team will be better prepared should you need to go to court.
It is important to take the proper steps for the best result. Failure to take the proper steps could result in negative results for yourself and your family. If you have any questions about what to do if you are involved in a construction site accident, be sure to contact Foley & Small.