Every year there are thousands of injuries and fatal accidents related to workers, machine and equipment operation. In these accidents the injured ones are usually the ground spotters, co-workers, laborers, passers-by, site’s landowner, engineering professionals, contractors and sidewalk superintendents who get too close. The injuries are usually quite serious and not just first-aid injuries, an ambulance or a coroner is called to the job site. The workers while on job need to keep in mind the precautions when involved in hazardous conditions.
Getting Help with a Construction Accident Injury
If you have been injured due to an accident at a construction site, here are a few things you can follow to protect yourself and your legal rights:
- Report the injury to your employer and note the name and position of the person notified.
Get the names and contact information the witness present there during the accident.
Get medical attention for injuries.
Keep a record of pain and suffering and medical documents.
If possible, try to safeguard any evidence related to your injury
Take photographs of the area where you were injured or keep the equipment or tool that was involved in your injury.
Workers’ compensation is a way through which you are compensated for injuries that happen in the workplace. It’s in your best interest to bring a lawsuit against the one responsible for your injuries. It is essential to seek advice and guidance of experienced law firm when dealing with construction job accident that involves injury or death of a worker.
Hiring a construction law firm experienced in handling complex involving construction job site accidents will avoid costly lawsuits and increase your chance of success and maximum compensation.