Construction sites are dangerous places to work even though there are strict state and federal guidelines to prevent them. There are many things that can cause construction accident injuries such as scaffolding, welding forklifts, cranes, elevators, chemical explosions, tools, equipment trucks, tripping hazards, electricity / live wires, and more. And when an accident occurs there are many factors in construction accidents and injuries that determine who is liable for the injury. Often the cases get complicated as they involve lead contractors, sub-contractors, property owners, vendors and equipment rental companies, and the manufacturer of the tool, equipment or vehicle. The victim many time become the prey of insurance companies, the employer, maybe even other employees, who persuade innocent victims to sign away their rights. It is important that you resist these pressures in the time following a construction accident. You should seek protection for your rights and future of your family by contacting a construction accident attorney that has the professionalism and experience that is needed to take on such a complicated and complex case on your behalf.
Your Health Come First
The first thing that an injured worker should do is report any injuries to your employer in writing. If medical treatment is not provided by the employer within five days, seek treatment on your own and be sure you describe to your medical provider exactly how it was that you became injured. If your employer does not volunteer to give out any benefits call a construction accident attorney like those at Jones Brown Law to help you obtain these benefits. Don’t be fooled into thinking that your employer or the insurance companies are at all concerned about you or your interests. These organizations have their own policies, and your health and well-being may not often be at the top of their list. If your employer does offer you some on-site medical care after your accident you should accept it. However, have an independent doctor look into your case. He or she will provide an independent, objective evaluation of your condition, unburdened by the concerns of a corporation.
Construction Accident Documents
as with any construction accident, there will be an inordinate amount of paperwork involved that you will need to keep track of. Be sure that you have secured all the paperwork involved in your construction accident including all the medical reports. These documents will prove to be of great value to the construction accident attorney that you chose to represent you.
Photograph the Accident Site
If possible, document everything that took place on site as this will offer a better explanation and understanding of the conditions under which your construction accident occurred. If at all possible, you should take photos of the equipment that you were using (if any) and your surroundings. These would serve as visual information that you may need when you have to explain and describe your construction accident in better detail. More so, in cases where a legal dispute has emerged or a disagreement with your insurance company, photos can be a valuable asset for you.
Don’t Sign Anything
Your employer and their insurance company might ask you for your signature to a settlement offer or some benign paperwork they want you to sign. If so, inform them that they will have to allow your construction accident attorney to read anything before you sign anything. Your construction accident attorney will look over any settlement offers in detail before you either accept or deny in order to ensure that you are getting the best settlement offer possible. This settlement will need to adequately compensate you for all of your current, past, and future construction accident injuries.
Contact Jones Brown Law
If you or a loved one have suffered a construction accident, contact the Law Office of Jones Brown and let our construction accident attorneys see to it that you and your family are taken care of. A construction accident can be complicated and complex and your employer and their insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests, make sure that someone is. Working environments can be chaotic and complex. The law offices of Jones Brown wants to make sure you are aware of your rights as an employee or employer. If you have been injured at work or on a job, our experienced construction accident attorneys know exactly what to do. CLICK HERE to contact Jones Brown NOW!