Construction workers enjoy many union benefits. Due to the dangerous nature of their job, they deserve it. A construction accident can happen at any moment, even when safety measures are strict. As a construction worker, you have legal rights in the event of a workplace injury. The first steps after a construction accident are crucial if you want to recover the compensation you deserve.
First Steps After a Construction Accident
After a construction accident, you need to seek medical attention right away. You should never wait to see a doctor because you run the risk of worsening your condition. Also, you have to get to a doctor so that you can have your injuries documented officially. That will be a key element to your compensation. If you do not see a doctor, the insurance company could possibly deny your claim.
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Next, you need to collect evidence. At the scene, you need to take photos, videos, or write down notes. If you are too injured to do this, you can have a friend, coworker, or family member do it for you. You can even call an attorney to have them come in and help you collect evidence from the scene of the accident.
Another important thing to do before you leave the site is to report the incident to someone in charge. It would be unwise to only inform a coworker. You need to report the injury to your supervisor or construction manager.
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If you have been injured in a construction accident, please do not hesitate to contact our Utah construction accident attorneys to set up a free initial consultation. We will guide you through this legal situation with strength, support, and experience. You are in good hands with us and we will do what is necessary to make sure that you are getting the best and most fair compensation available to you. We are here for you.