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Construction Accidents: What should I do?
CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT: WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Seek immediate medical assistance. It is important to determine what injuries you have sustained. Serious injuries can occur internally that you may not be aware of right away.
Whether or not injuries are involved, notify the shift supervisor or the general contractor.
Report the accident to OSHA.
Get the names and addresses of any witnesses. A worker injured on a construction site should collect as much information as possible about the various contractors or sub-contractors that were on the job site at the time of the accident.
Take notes of any statements made by other workers as to how the accident occurred.
As soon as possible after the accident, the worker (or a friend or co-worker) should take pictures of the accident scene, mechanical device or scaffold and any possible hazardous conditions surrounding the job site.
If possible, the worker should try to secure potential evidence such as ladders, portable equipment, etc.
Contact Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben immediately following a construction accident at 1-800-752-4265 to learn your legal rights and receive the just compensation you deserve.