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How to Protect Your Rights After a Construction Accident | Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, LLP

 

If you’ve been in injured in a workplace construction accident, then you know the kind of pressure you receive afterward. Your boss and the insurance company will try to convince you that you don’t need to take legal action. Most companies want to avoid litigation and will do everything in their power to persuade you not to file a claim. If legal action is taken, however, they are usually settled out of court — only 4% to 5% of personal injury cases make it to trial in the United States. If you are injured on the job, you should know how to protect your rights and give yourself the best chance possible of coming out on top. If you visit a personal injury attorney after a construction accident, they may tell you to:

  1. Seek Medical Care: If your employer offers to have you checked out by a doctor or medical professional at the job site, you should agree. You should then proceed to see your personal doctor (or any independent doctor) to have their opinion and diagnosis if there is one to be had. The reason for seeing an independent physician is because they can provide an honest expert opinion without having to water down the severity due to corporate pressure. You should adhere to any instructions the doctor gives you as well, such as prescriptions and follow-ups.
  2. Keep the Paperwork: On-the-job accidents involve a lot of paperwork, and it can be hard to keep track of all of it. Do your best to keep copies of all paperwork associated with the incident, including medical reports and receipts for out of pocket expenses resulting from the injury.
  3. Don’t Sign Anything: In many cases, your employer or their insurance representative might come to you with an offer in an attempt to avoid litigation. It is in your best interest not to sign any documents right away. These might include out-of-court settlements, but you should wait before accepting or signing.
  4. Talk to Your Attorney: As soon as you’re injured, you’ll want to contact a personal injury attorney. Many attorneys specialize in construction accidents or workplace injuries so find a lawyer who has experience and specific knowledge applicable to your case.

Workplace injuries can be a burden on anyone due to time off work and medical bills not covered by your employer. Protect your rights and lifestyle by contacting a personal injury attorney today.

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