Perhaps one of the most undeniably dangerous professions, construction
work can often create rather hazardous and risky working environments.
Construction workers have to deal with these frightening working conditions
every day, and risk their lives each time they are on the job. Predictably,
construction site injuries occur quite often, and injured workers have
rights to compensation following an on-site injury.
Due to the unsafe nature of this job, certain
workers’ compensation laws may prevent you from taking serious action, such as the prohibition
of filing a lawsuit against your employer or co-workers. However, even
if these laws prohibit you filing a claim against your employer, you have
several other options if a third party contributed to your accident. Whether
you are filing a claim against the construction site owner, general contractors,
or sub-contractors, there are few steps to take before pursuing any legal action.
After an accident or injury at a construction site, make sure to do the
- Seek immediate medical attention, and make sure to document your medical
visits, doctors’ names, and any treatment or medications you receive.
- Notify your supervisor of your injury straightaway, and record this information.
- Record the contact information of any witnesses to your accident or injury.
- Take pictures to document your injuries, the location your accident took
place, as well as the equipment or tools involved.
- Hold on to as much evidence as possible, including the tools or equipment
that caused your accident.
Contact Our Alexandria Accident Lawyers
Hidden risk factors can lead to dangerous, if not fatal, construction site
injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to a construction
site, please don’t hesitate to call our dedicated and experienced
Alexandria accident lawyers of Barrera Law Firm, PLLC. We intend to fight
for your rights to compensation of your medical bills as well as your
pain and suffering, and we will work tirelessly to provide you with the
justice you deserve. No one should have to endure a work accident without
the proper legal representation, and we will passionately fight for you.
To reach our firm and speak to a representative,
contact us today at (571) 290-2390.