I was injured in a construction accident. What should I do?

Construction Site Accident
 
When injured in a construction accident, the steps you take can have a major impact on the final value of the compensation you recover. Here are the important steps to take:

  • Get medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, but may have severe or even life-threatening consequences, if left untreated.
  • Your supervisor must be notified within 30 days of the accident. Employers are responsible for protecting their employees with worker’s compensation insurance.
  • Gather as much evidence as possible, such as photographs of the accident scene, statements from witnesses and their contact information.
  • Keep a journal with all your records.
  • Contact an experienced construction attorney.