What Should I Do If I’m Injured on a Construction Site?
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Construction workers are at a significant risk of suffering workplace injuries. For this reason, many employers adhere to strict regulations that mandate regular safety briefings and equipment inspections.
However, it is impossible to entirely eliminate the chance of serious injuries at construction sites. It is crucial that you understand what steps to take in case you are injured during construction work.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a Dallas construction injury attorney.
What Should I Do Immediately After an Injury?
Seconds matter when you have been hurt on a construction site. If you act quickly to apply first aid and properly treat your injury, you will maximize your chance of making a full recovery.
While minor cuts and burns may be able to be treated with first aid measures, more serious injuries warrant a trip to the emergency room.
When Should I Tell My Employer?
Once you have received immediate treatment for your construction accident injuries, make sure to report your injury to your employer. Doing so is necessary in many states in order to secure workers’ compensation benefits for ongoing treatment.
Creating an early report of your construction site injury will also help you build a case to maximize your compensation. Your statement to your employer should be detailed so that you can use the statement later to assist you in remembering important dates or details about the accident.
How Should I Handle Medical Treatment?
If your injury is serious, go to the emergency room immediately. Be sure to follow any treatment directions or instructions given to you by the doctor who treats you for your injuries.
Make sure to take prescription medication as directed and only return to work with your doctor's approval. If you neglect to follow any professional medical recommendations and suffer additional injuries, you may not be able to recover the compensation you deserve.
When you do return to work, do not operate any heavy machinery while under the influence of prescription medication.
Get Help From Skilled Dallas Construction Injury Lawyers
You should speak with a construction site accident attorney as soon as possible. They will want to discuss the details of your injury so that they can help you recover maximum damages for your injuries.
At Zinda Law Group, our team of experienced construction injury lawyers have helped thousands of construction accident victims successfully recover compensation for medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.
We will fight tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected and to help you build the strongest case possible. And as one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your case.
If you've been injured in a construction site accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with one of our Dallas construction accident attorneys. Meetings with lawyers by appointment only.