Do you work in the construction industry? Do you find yourself on construction sites almost every day of the week? If so, you know just how important it is for the site to remain as clean and organized as possible.
Even though workers attempt to avoid clutter and debris, there are times when this becomes a problem. From tools to building materials, debris is often scattered from one side of the job site to the next.
It may not sound like a big deal, but scattered debris or falling debris can cause a serious accident. Not only can this lead to the injury of a construction worker, but it could also result in a fatality.
At our law firm, we assist people who have been injured by construction site debris. An example of this would be roofing shingles that are dropped on a person from above. When this happens, the victim is faced with a variety of challenges, including medical concerns and the potential of missing a lot of time at work.
If you are injured on a construction site, don’t hesitate to take three key steps:
— Report the accident to your employer
— Receive medical attention
— File a claim for workers’ compensation benefits
Although your health should always be top priority, there will come a time when you also want to learn more about your legal rights.
Since you may not be able to return to work right away, you should file a workers’ compensation claim. This allows you to receive payments until you are able to return to your job.