We're sorry to hear about your accident and we hope that we can help
you recover damages. Like most types of accidents, it's always best
to act quickly before evidence disappears. Even if you're not sure
if you have a case, always document everything—just in case. Here
are some things you can do to help yourself following a construction accident:
Report the accident to your employer immediately. Relay as many details as possible to be sure that your side of the story
is documented correctly and heard. If someone else writes the report for
you, be sure to review it and sign off on it so you can be sure every
important detail is included.
Document all of your injuries. Take pictures of any visible injuries, but also consult a workers'
compensation doctor to be sure all of your injuries are properly diagnosed,
treated, and documented. It's very important to have a medical professional's
opinion and diagnosis.
If there were any witnesses to your accident, write down their names and
contact information. These people can be very valuable to your case. It may be more difficult
to do this if you were taken the hospital immediately following your accident,
but try your best to find out who was working on the site that day.
Take photographs as soon as possible. By the time you are able to take pictures, the accident will probably
be cleaned up, but return to the scene anyway and take photos of anything
and everything you think could be relevant to your case. Don't overthink
it—the more pictures, the better.
contact the construction accident attorneys at the Kingston law office of Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor. We
will be able to help you determine if you have a case and what the best
possible course of action should be. Call us today at866-440-4452 for a free consultation.