Injured Construction Worker: What To Do After an On-Site Accident

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If you’re an injured construction worker involved in an on-site accident, what are the most important things to keep in mind as you seek medical care and legal recompense?

This Quick Question features Michael Greenspan, a personal injury attorney based in White Plains, New York.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-392-6439 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.

First, seek medical care.

First and foremost, after an accident, it’s vital that you seek medical care for your injuries. Aside from the primary goal being your health and welfare, this ensures there is a medical record your attorney can use to prove the severity of your injuries. If you wait to seek medical care, it can hurt your case. Insurance companies often make the argument that if an injured party did not seek medical care, their injury must not have been severe enough to warrant compensation.

Second, seek legal advice.

Issues regarding compensation for a workplace injury and ensuing damages can be especially complicated in the construction industry. It’s wise to contact an attorney before agreeing to any settlements or offers from your employer regarding the injury. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to protect your interests and make sure you are being fairly compensated for present and future medical bills, loss of present and future wages, pain and suffering, and other potential damages incurred as a result of your injury.

Your employer’s insurance company can cover your workers’ compensation, but you may also be eligible for a personal injury claim.

Workers’ comp provides for an employee’s medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs in the wake of an injury obtained at work through workers’ compensation insurance your company is likely required to have. If you were injured on the job, you are likely entitled to workers’ comp. However, as a construction worker, you may also be eligible for a personal injury claim.

Your attorney can determine who is liable for your injury.

An attorney will be able to find out who owns the property, who the general contractors were, and who the other possible involved entities are that under state labor laws should be held liable for your injuries, especially if incurred under elevated risk.

To learn more, contact Michael Greenspan directly by calling 888-392-6439 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:
If you’re a construction worker in New York who gets injured on the job, do you know your rights? We asked attorney Michael Greenspan in this AskTheLawyers.com Quick Question.

Michael Greenspan:
Well, there are a lot of things that you need to know. And the first thing is, is that you need to get further medical advice and legal advice. Medical you’ve got to get taken care because you’ve probably been hurt if you’re on a construction site pretty badly. And who’s going to pay for that? Well, lawyers can be able to explain to you how it’s going to be the insurance company for your employer, who’s going to cover your accident-related bills on what’s known as worker’s compensation. But you’re not just limited to worker’s compensation as construction worker. Instead, if you’ve been hurt on a construction site, we’re going to be able to find out who the owner of that property was, who the general contractors were, and who the other entities that on our state’s labor law are held to be absolutely liable for construction worker’s injuries, especially if that was found because of an elevated related risk.

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