Construction workers face some of the most dangerous hazards on a daily basis. Whether it’s falling off a scaffold, being electrocuted, or getting cut by a sharp metal, these workers put their lives at risk to complete a building project.
Below are steps to take after a construction accident:
- Being well prepared is an important step. All workers and management staff on the site should be well trained and know what to do in case an accident occurs.
- Call 911 and obtain medical attention immediately, even if the injury seems minor.
- Report the accident to your direct supervisor.
- Make sure to obtain a copy of the accident report and any related paperwork filed by your supervisors, upper management or the medical personnel.
- Report to OSHA within 8 hours of the hospitalization or death of individuals, if an accident involves the hospitalization of at least three individuals or results in the death of one or more individuals.
- It is advisable to report the accident to the company’s worker’s compensation insurance provider as soon as possible.
- Always gather the names and contact information of all the witnesses to the accident.
- Take photographs of the site where the accident happened, any equipment involved in the accident and if possible the injured victims.
- Never admit fault to company management or insurance representatives.
- Never rush into a settlement with the employer or the employer’s insurance company.
- Hire an experienced construction accident attorney.
- Do not sign any agreements or waivers prior to meeting with an attorney.
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When a construction accident happens, seeking the advice of a construction accident lawyer may be the best option. An attorney can help victims follow crucial steps in receiving compensation for their injures. Construction workers have rights in the event of an accident. We have the experience to advise you about these laws, and to protect your financial future. We have successfully represented thousands of construction workers who have been hurt on the job. We have our own investigative team and act quickly to gather and preserve evidence. Call us at 917-300-0797/718-619-4525 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.