Injured Construction Workers
The Texas Law Dog
Construction sites are extremely dangerous. Heavy machinery, hazardous materials, and delivery trucks coming in and out of the site make construction workers and pedestrians more susceptible to serious injury. With about 1,000 construction workers racing to build the new stadium for the Texas Rangers injuries are bound to occur.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that one in five worker deaths were construction related. OSHA notes the top four causes of construction accidents and fatalities include electrocution, being struck by an object, being caught-in/between, and falls.
Our skilled legal team at Aulsbrook Law Firm has the experience and knowledge to help individuals who have been injured in an Arlington construction accident recover compensation for their injuries. If you were injured by any of the fatal four or on a construction site, it is important to know the steps to take to protect your rights.
What to Do If You Are Injured in a Construction Accident
1. Seek Medical Help
As soon as you are injured on an Arlington construction site, even if it seems minor, it is vital to seek treatment from a medical professional. If the injuries are not treated immediately, victims can exacerbate their injuries which could make recovery even more difficult. Additionally, failure to seek medical treatment can lead to permanent injury, disability, and life-long pain.
2. Collect Evidence
If possible, collect as much evidence as you can. Take pictures of the equipment involved, the injury itself and where the injury occurred. This could be used as evidence to support your claim. If there were any witnesses, make sure to collect their contact information as well. Their testimony could also be used to support your claim. You will also want to make copies of all your medical records.
3. Notify Employer
It is important to notify your employer as soon as possible after an injury occurs. Injured employees should inform their employer of the how, why, when, and where the accident occurred. Those who have been injured on the job may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. An employer should also be notified of all workplace hazards so they can take the precautionary steps to prevent other unnecessary injuries. Be sure to ask for a copy of the incident report and any other documentation for your own records.
4. Contact an Attorney
Construction accident cases can be complex, so it is important to contact an experienced attorney. Our legal team at Aulsbrook Law Firm attorney could help the injured party evaluate their options and guide them in the best course of action for their specific case. They could help ensure you recover compensation that covers the full value of your damages.
Let Our Attorneys Protect Your Rights Today
A construction site injury could affect all aspects of your life. Hiring a knowledgeable attorney could help ease some of the stress and help you get the compensation you need to move forward. The attorneys at The Aulsbrook Law Firm are well equipped to handle your case. Call us today to learn more about how we can help.