Construction workers are surrounded by danger every day at work. Here are a few tips specifically geared at construction workers who are injured in a workplace accident.
Get Immediate Medical Help, if Necessary
The first rule of any work injury is to get immediate medical attention if you need it. Don’t worry about any work comp issues until you take care of your own health.
Document the Details
Make note of all the details surrounding your accident, to the best of your ability. If your injuries are mild and don’t require immediate attention, take some pictures of the area of injury, and make note of who was present. If your injuries do require urgent care, go back to the injury site later and document the details. These details will be invaluable if your injury claim is disputed.
Inform Your Boss
Though you may not want to, you need to inform your employer about the injury as well. If you don’t tell your boss about the injury, the work comp claims process will not begin.
Call an Attorney
After you’ve taken these steps, pick up the phone and call a local attorney in your area. A work comp lawyer will stand by your side and defend your rights against the interests of your employer and their insurance company.
At Margolis Law Firm, we specialize in helping injured construction workers after they have sustained a workplace injury. Attorney Dean Margolis has been defending the rights of injured construction workers for the past 30 years in the state of Minnesota. With three decades of experience, Mr. Margolis has the knowledge, experience, and connections necessary to make sure your rights are upheld throughout every stage of your case. We will work to get you the medical attention you need, and the benefits you deserve. Your first initial consultation is completely free and confidential. Call Margolis Law Firm today if you’ve been injured in a construction accident.