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Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments, and accidents can and do occur despite rigorous safety measures. These accidents can lead to severe injuries, ranging from fractures and burns to traumatic brain injuries and even fatalities. If you have been injured, it is crucial to understand what to do after a construction accident to protect your health, rights, and potential compensation claims.

At Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C., our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping injured workers navigate the complexities of personal injury claims and ensure they receive the justice and compensation they deserve. We are committed to providing personalized, compassionate legal representation to each of our clients, guiding them through every step of the process and fighting tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation for their injuries.

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What Should You Do After a Construction Accident Injury?

Whether dealing with the immediate aftermath of an accident or long-term consequences, you need to protect your interests and lay the groundwork for a successful legal claim. Here are the essential steps to take following a construction site accident.

1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention

Your health and safety are the top priorities. Immediately following the accident, seek medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor. Some injuries may not present symptoms immediately, and a medical professional can provide a thorough examination. 

Documenting your injuries with medical records is also vital for future legal claims. Follow all prescribed treatments and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure a full recovery and to have a comprehensive record of your medical care.

2. Report the Accident

Notify your supervisor or employer about the accident as soon as possible. If you are also looking into filing a workers’ compensation claim, this step is critical and helps create an official record of the incident. Ensure the accident is documented in an incident report, and request a copy for your records. If your employer is uncooperative or fails to document the accident properly, record the details and report the incident to another party.

3. Gather Evidence

Collecting evidence is crucial for building a solid personal injury case. If you can, take photographs or videos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any contributing factors (such as defective equipment or unsafe working conditions). 

Contact information should also be gathered from any witnesses who can provide statements about the accident. Preserve any physical evidence, such as damaged equipment or safety gear, as this can be critical in proving the cause of the accident and the extent of your injuries.

4. Keep Detailed Records

Maintain a detailed record of everything related to the accident and your injuries. This record includes medical bills, treatment records, communication with your employer and insurance companies, and any expenses related to your recovery. Detailed records can strengthen your personal injury claim to ensure you are compensated for all damages incurred. 

Additionally, keep a journal documenting your physical pain, emotional distress, and the impact of the injuries on your daily life, as these personal accounts can be robust evidence in your claim.

5. Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney

Navigating the complexities of construction site accidents and potential legal claims can be overwhelming. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is crucial to protect your rights and maximize your compensation. 

An attorney can help you understand your case, gather necessary evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, represent you in court. Additionally, a lawyer can guide you through the legal process, ensuring all deadlines are met and avoiding common pitfalls that could jeopardize your claim.

Contact Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C. and Speak with a Seasoned Attorney

We hope that today’s discussion helped you get a better understanding of what to do after a construction accident. Such accidents can have devastating consequences, but taking the proper steps immediately afterward can significantly impact your recovery and potential for compensation. At Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C., we have extensive experience representing clients injured in construction site accidents. Our dedicated team understands the unique challenges these cases present and is committed to providing personalized, compassionate legal representation.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Expertise in personal injury law. We focus on personal injury claims, ensuring our clients receive comprehensive legal support tailored to their needs.
  • Thorough investigation. We conduct detailed investigations to identify all liable parties and gather robust evidence to support your claim. This investigation includes working with construction safety, engineering, and medical experts to build a compelling case.
  • Aggressive representation. With decades of combined legal experience, our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators who will fight tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation for you. We are fearless in taking on large corporations or insurance companies to ensure our clients receive the justice they deserve.
  • Client-centered approach. We prioritize clear communication and transparency, keeping you informed at every step of the process. We aim to make the legal process stress-free, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Let us help you secure the compensation you need to rebuild your life. Contact Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C. today to schedule your free consultation.

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David Pierguidi and Jared Glugeth understand how hard it may be for you and your family following an accident resulting from someone’s negligent actions. Get the medical treatment you need right away and then call our law firm at any time of day for answers to your questions.

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