If you work in the construction industry, there is a good chance that you know someone who has been injured on the job. Even if this is true, you may not take any special precautions in regards to your own safety.
It’s no surprise that construction accidents happen throughout the country on a regular basis. Construction sites can be extremely dangerous, and it only takes one mistake to cause an accident.
The first thing you need to know about construction accidents is that they can be the result of many circumstances. Accidents often involve cranes, ladders, scaffolding, power tools and defective equipment.
If you’re involved in any type of construction accident, regardless of the cause, your health comes first. This means receiving first aid on the scene and being transported to a local hospital for follow-up care from an experienced medical team.
Once you know your injuries and treatment plan, it’s time to focus on the cause of the injury and your legal rights.
You may be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on the type of accident, a third party claim is also a possibility.
At our law firm, we know that receiving compensation after a construction accident is easier said than done. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that your employer may fight back.
If you are injured on a construction site, you should never sit back and assume that you were at fault. There are steps you can take to protect your legal rights and hopefully receive compensation for your injuries and other damages.