It goes without saying that some fields are more dangerous than others. Construction is one such field, with people being injured all the time.
While you can't live your life in fear, you need to realize one thing to be true: As a construction worker, you could be injured on the job at some point.
There are many causes of construction accidents, including but not limited to falling debris, slips and falls, and faulty equipment.
In the event that a person is injured in a construction accident, the first thing he or she should do is receive medical attention. Even if you believe your injury to be minor, it's best to be examined by an experienced medical professional.
From there, don't hesitate to communicate the details of your accident to your employer. You want them to know that the accident occurred on site, as this will help you receive workers' compensation benefits in the future.
In a perfect world, anybody who is injured in a construction accident would be able to receive workers' compensation benefits in a timely manner. However, this isn't always the case. Instead, employers and insurance companies continually fight back in the hope of saving money.
At our law firm, we know the games that many employers and insurance companies like to play. It is our job to protect our clients, ensuring that they receive the benefits they deserve in a timely manner.
If you have been injured in a construction site accident, you have rights. You need to know these rights and then do whatever it takes to protect them.