Construction projects are constantly under development in New York City.
It seem like every time one project is completed, a new one pops up on the other side of town. While the never-ending development is great for the construction industry in NYC, it also means more dangers.
In fact, New York City is home to one of the most dangerous construction industries in America…
Construction Site Dangers In NYC
The dangers of construction sites can quickly lead to serious accidents that result in injury or death for the construction workers involved.
Unfortunately, New York City’s construction workers are often injured on the job.
The Fatal Four
The unique dangers of construction work can result in an array of different types of accidents.
However, most of the accidents that occur on construction sites fall into four categories which are:
- Struck By Object
- Caught In Or Between
While these are the most common types of construction accidents, it is important to know what to do after being injured, regardless of the type of accident.
In fact, knowing what to do after a construction accident can be crucial in your efforts to making a full recovery – both physically and financially.
What To Do After A Construction Accident
1.) Get Medical Attention For Your Injuries
The first thing you should do after being involved in a workplace accident is seek medical attention for any injuries that you might have incurred.
Some injuries are not immediately noticeable so it is always important to been seen by a healthcare professional even if your injuries do not seem severe.
For example, construction workers can suffer concussions or internal bleeds in an accident which can go unnoticed for hours or even weeks after the injury is sustained.
If applicable, you should also remember to obtain a copy of any medical reports and expenses.
2.) Report Your Injury To Your Employer
After seeking medical attention for your injuries it is important to file a formal report with your employer.
This is especially important if you hope to seek workers’ compensation and can also be important in a personal injury lawsuit. It is also important to obtain a copy of the injury report from your employer.
3.) Speak With A Lawyer
After reporting your injury to your employer you should speak to an experienced construction accident lawyer about your legal rights. Many workers who are injured on the job can recover compensation for expenses, lost wages and injuries that are a result of the accident.
How A Lawyer Can Help You
An experienced lawyer in New York can walk you through each of these important steps after being injured on the job. Many injured workers make mistakes and subsequently miss out on rightful compensation that they are owed.
If you’ve been injured on the job you can call the attorneys of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. for a free consultation on your legal rights.
We are here to help you through the recovery process and to help you in obtaining any compensation that you may be owed.