Accidents happen all the time, but in some cases, especially accidents that occur during routine work, there may be certain liabilities that can be pursued through a lawsuit to ensure you get appropriate compensation for your injuries. If you work in the field of construction and experience a workplace accident, there are certain steps you should follow to prepare the right evidence in the event you need to file a personal injury lawsuit with your place of employment. The Law Offices of Reid B. Wissner assists individuals in and around the New York, NY, area who may need to file a personal injury lawsuit following a workplace accident.
What Should I Do After a Construction Workplace Accident To Prepare for a Lawsuit?
After a construction workplace accident, it is important to take the following steps to prepare for a lawsuit:
- Seek immediate medical care. This is your first priority, as any injuries sustained need to be documented by trained professionals. Make sure that all of your treatments and visits are properly documented and kept on file.
- Document the incident. Take photographs at the scene of the accident if possible, or have someone do it for you if you cannot. This can provide vital evidence for a potential lawsuit down the road. Also, make sure that you record what happened in as much detail as possible. Be sure to include who was involved and where and when it happened.
- Gather evidence. This includes any pictures of the accident, medical records, witness accounts, and other relevant documents. It is also important to track your lost wages and any other financial losses that you may have suffered due to the accident.
- Contact a personal injury lawyer. Once you have collected all the necessary evidence, it’s time to contact an attorney who can help with workplace accidents. The Law Offices of Reid B. Wissner can help you assess the merits of your claim and provide guidance on how best to proceed with a lawsuit.
Connect With Reid B. Wissner, Attorney at Law, for Help With Your Construction Accident Lawsuit
Your lawyer can advise you further on what needs to be done in order to pursue legal action in the event of an accident during your course of work. Call 212-406-9288 to request a consultation with our team.