Working in the construction industry can be dangerous. If you or a loved one is injured as a crew member on a construction site, your case can be much more complex than a normal workers’ comp case.
If a subcontractor was negligent, making situation more hazardous contributing to the accident, that must be taken into account. In many situations, a construction case may require a more detailed investigation than many worker's comp cases. The investigation could cover several parties that may need to be held responsible.
Types of Construction Site Accidents
- Falls from heights due to:
- Improper Safety Equipment
- Improperly Assembled Scaffolding
- Faulty Banisters and Railing
- Falling Objects
- Being Run Over by Heavy Equipment
- Being Crushed by Heavy Equipment
- Explosions and Fires
- Collapsing Walls
Many victims of construction accidents will never be able to work again, let alone have the same quality of life that they used to. While winning a big settlement can't possibly undo the damage, it can help ease some of the pain.
Steps to Take After A Construction Accident
- Contact your Supervisor and fill out a "First Report of Injury"
- Take pictures and find witnesses
- Seek Medical Attention
- Consult with a Greene & Phillips Construction Accident Attorney
If you're injured while working on a construction site, seek medical attention, submit First Report of Injury with your employer, then make sure you call or come by Greene & Phillips and talk to our construction injury lawyers. Remember, the consultation is always free, and we won't charge you a dime, unless we get money for you.