If you have been seriously hurt at work, you may be wondering if you are entitled to damages. If you have a third-party claim for your construction injury, please keep reading to learn more about how to better ensure that you get full justice. When you are ready to find a dedicated lawyer, give us a call to set up a free consultation with our Long Island construction accident lawyer.
Get to a Doctor Right Away
Accidents happen at construction sites just about every day in and around NYC. Just the other day, a building had bricks raining down onto the sidewalk. If you were injured at a construction site, whether at as a bystander or a worker, you need immediate medical care.
This should be your number one priority after you have been hurt on a construction worksite. You can get in to see your regular doctor urgently, go to the emergency room, or visit an urgent care center. If you believe that your injury could be severe and/or life-threatening, you should get to the emergency room where they are best suited for those types of injuries.
Report Your Injury
After your accident, you may be inclined to rush off to the emergency room or urgent care without telling anyone about your accident. Your medical care is absolutely a priority. You do still need to report your injury to your supervisor or manager.
It does not have to be immediately after your accident if you need urgent medical attention. However, you cannot just mention to a coworker that you left because of an accident. It needs to be officially reported.
By letting your boss know as soon as possible, there is a better chance of you getting justice for your damages.
Construction sites are ever-changing. If you wait too long, there will be no proof of the cause of your accident left to collect.
Get Follow Up Medical Care
If you are given instructions from your doctor for follow-up care, it is very important that you do everything that they say. The most obvious reason is that you want to have the smoothest recovery possible. It is also important that you follow up with your doctor because the insurance company is going to be looking at how you are recovering.
If they realize that you are ignoring instructions from your doctor, they are likely going to claim that you lied about the severity of your injury. If they claim this, that means you can likely expect that they will try to lower the compensation that you can get from them for your damages.
Call Our Long Island Construction Injury Lawyer
If you have been seriously hurt at work, you are likely worried about getting the justice that you need. When you are ready to see if you have a claim, please call our Long Island construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. You deserve full justice. Our lawyer has been providing that for his clients for many years. Call to set up a free consultation with him right away.