Have you been injured in a construction site accident? Unfortunately, these types of accidents are much more common than they should be. Regardless of the cause, a workplace accident can leave you unable to work with a long list of medical bills to pay. If you are involved in a construction site accident, it is important to know how to react.
Most Common Types of Construction Site Accidents
Minimal training, as well as unsafe work environments, can lead to an increase in construction site accidents. As you may recall from an earlier post – The Most Common Construction Site Accidents – there are six common types of accidents:
- Construction site falls
- Scaffold falls
- Electrical accidents
- Welding accidents
- Trench collapses
- Falling objects
While it is important to know the most common risks of construction injuries, it is also necessary to know how to deal with one. This time around, we want to provide some more information on what steps to take following a construction site accident.
Protect Your Rights By Taking These Steps Following a Construction Injury
Generally speaking, there are few things you need to do following a construction accident:
- Receive immediate medical attention. Regardless of the type of accident you were involved in, you need to receive medical attention as soon as possible. Your overall health and well being is more important than anything else.
- Contact a construction site accident attorney. We have helped hundreds of clients involved in construction accidents receive the compensation they deserve.
- Notify your employer. Most workers’ compensation laws require that you notify your employer of the injury as soon as possible.
- Compile a list of damages. Keeping track of the many costs associated with your injury can help your case. Include medical bills, income statements, and any evidence you might have.
Navigating a workplace injury can feel overwhelming. You may worry about how your employer will handle the injury. You will also likely worry if your injury will prevent you from returning to work. Fortunately, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation to protect employees who are injured on the job.
This can make it confusing when you find out that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied. When you work with a lawyer, you can evaluate your options. Your lawyer may be able to find out why your claim was denied and then appeal the decision. Even if you are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, you may be eligible for other types of compensation. Either way, we understand how important compensation is to you following a workplace injury. Our lawyers will fight for your rights, helping you get the funds you need to recover.
Questions? Reach Out to Us Today
If you want to learn more about construction site accidents and how to hire the right attorney, visit this page of our website. We are more than happy to evaluate the background surrounding your construction site accident by providing a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. All you have to do is contact us today.