In a Construction Accident? Don’t Make These Mistakes

Did you get injured in a construction accident? Don’t make these mistakes and ruin your injury case. Give our Gilbert lawyers a call today.

Choosing a Construction Accident Attorney

In a Construction Accident? Don't Make These MistakesIf you’ve been injured on a construction site accident, how do you choose a good attorney, a good law firm to represent you? That is a very important question, especially in Arizona. That question was posed to one of our attorneys recently by a potential client. Our attorney explained to the client that construction site accidents are very different than car accidents. There are some important differences.

One of them is, as the attorney explained, who was at fault for causing the injury? Now, of course, if it’s just on the job injury, we have a workers’ comp attorney who can advise you on that. It doesn’t matter whose fault the accident was in that situation. We can still work with you and get compensation, and also if you have permanent impairment and disability, we’ll be happy to analyze your situation and tell you if we can get you more money or if they have stopped your benefits, things like that. That’s a topic for another day.

Beside the work comp benefits, you also need to determine if someone else that’s at fault for causing the accident. If another one of your work buddies drove a forklift over your foot, then we’re going to be looking at a workers’ comp claim, as the attorney explained. However, if it’s a situation where the person who ran over your foot with the forklift works for another contractor at the construction site, then you very well may have a claim against that other person and their employer.

Those kinds of situations get more complicated. You really do need legal assistance in those situations. Any time you’re injured in a construction site accident, give us a call. One of our attorneys would be happy to analyze your situation. It’s pretty common to have both a workers’ comp injury and a claim against another employee. You can have both at the same time. That’s why it’s good to call a firm like ours because we can handle both of those claims at the same time and get you maximum benefits for both.

If you’re injured in a construction site accident, give us a call. The call is free. The information is free. It can make a big difference in the outcome of your case, sometimes thousands of dollars, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars, and sometimes even millions. Call us because we really do care about our clients, especially you.

Mistakes After a Construction Accident

What are the most common mistakes that injured people make when they’re in a construction site accident? That’s a common question and a very important question. If you’re involved in a construction site accident, please, call us early and we’ll be happy to address that question relating to your specific case. One of our attorneys will do that. In fact, we got a call like that not too long ago. What our attorney told the person is, look, here’s the most common mistakes.

First of all, especially men, they think, hey, I’ll just tough it out, be macho, whatever. It’s a huge mistake because if you don’t get better like you’re hoping the next day or the next week or whatever and then you tell your work or report the injury and stuff, that’s going to reduce potentially the value of your claim. Also, if you don’t get medical assistance right away, that’s another huge mistake. People say, oh, I’ll just go home. I’ll sleep it off. I’ll take a day off. The weekend’s coming up. I’ll feel better on Monday. Then you don’t.

At least call us and we’ll advise you if you need to report the injury. Normally, the answer is yes. If you’re afraid about getting fired and stuff, that’s another reason to call us. We’ll help you through that process. Then if it looks like there might have been a fellow subcontractor who was at fault, we’ll start an investigation and see if we can capture evidence or witnesses and things like that. If the general contractor might have been at fault, that’s another different situation. All those things are reasons to call us. Don’t just stay at home with your leg up watching TV and just think it’s going to work out. At least call us and find out what you can do now to protect yourself physically and financially.

Remember, if you’re injured in a construction site accident, the call is free. The information is free. It can make the difference between thousands of dollars, tens of thousands of dollars, and in rare cases, millions of dollars if you call us first. We’re here because the most important person is you.

Notifying Management

If you’re in a construction site accident in Arizona particularly, should you notify my supervisor or my boss? What’s the best thing to do in that situation? Obviously, we’re not talking about a situation where the crane fell on you and cut off your leg. We’re talking about more commonly a situation where maybe it was something as simple as bending over and hurting yourself when you were picking up something or maybe a little more serious involving someone else where they knocked over a piece of equipment, knocked you back, but you dusted yourself off. You’re in one piece. In situations like that, it’s common, especially for men, to feel like, hey, I’m macho. I’m not going to go squealing to my supervisor that I might have hurt my back.

Even if you didn’t report it at the time, call us because one of our attorneys will analyze that situation and let you know if we recommend that you do file a report. In most cases, we will. That’s to protect yourself for a workers’ comp claim. If it’s a claim against another subcontractor or something like that, it’s important that you make a record of it because if you stay home for the weekend and then you feel like crap on Monday and then you get medical care. Even worse, you wait a week, or two weeks, or four weeks, the value of your claim is going to go down if it’s a personal injury claim. Your workers’ comp claim can definitely be affected as well.

Call us first. Let one of our attorneys analyze your situation. We can advise you about notifying whoever needs to be notified. In certain cases, we can file the notice for you. We’re going to do what’s going to protect your rights. Remember, if you’re in a construction site accident and you have any question about whether, and even if you notified your supervisor, that’s no guarantee that they notified anyone above them. Call us anyway and we can check on that for you and you don’t have to worry about what’s my boss going to think or whatever. We’ll take care of that for you. We’ll always discuss it with you first. We won’t do anything without your permission. Our goal is to protect your rights and maximize the recovery that you get because the most important person is always you.

Did you get injured in a construction accident? Don’t make these mistakes and ruin your injury case. Contact experienced Gilbert Construction Accident Lawyers at Free Injury Advice today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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