It seems everywhere we go in Palm Beach County, there are new and active construction sites. Unfortunately, construction sites can be dangerous places. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of 10 construction workers are injured at work sites each year, most often from falls, which are the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry.
If you’re a construction worker who suffered an injury at a worksite, here are some things you should do as soon as possible:
Seek Medical Attention
When you’re injured at work, particularly if the injury is severe, you should seek immediate medical attention. There is no other way to determine whether or not you may have a serious or even life-threatening injury.
Report the Incident to Your Employer
Once you see a doctor, you should report the incident to your employer so that they can file a First Report of Injury or Illness (forms are usually available from your state’s department of labor, insurance or financial services) with the workers’ compensation carrier, if this has not already been done. You should also request a copy of your incident report and review it for any inaccuracies.
Speak to a Lawyer at Keller, Keller & Caracuzzo.
A lawyer can advise you of all your legal rights and assist you with your injury claim. Insurance companies hire lawyers to protect their interests, so should you!
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