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What Steps To Take With Construction Injuries

Published on September 24th, 2019

If you have been in a painful and chaotic construction site accident, you may feel stressed, frustrated, or a little lost with what to do next. Our injury lawyers near Rockford can help you protect your legal rights to be compensated for financial losses when you prepare to take the correct steps. The legal recourse you have when you’ve been injured on a construction site works differently than if you had been injured, for example, by a car while you were out for a walk. Here are the steps to take if you find yourself in this situation.

Tend To Your Medical Needs

If an injury occurs on a construction site, you must seek immediate medical attention because injuries that are not treated can become worse over time. You don’t want to sustain more suffering, leading to more medical expenses, so make sure you call 911 or ask for help. Seeking immediate emergency medical treatment, such as an ambulance or heading to an urgent care center, can help avoid scarring and permanent injuries. 

If the defendant can argue that your pain and suffering was related to the lack of medical treatment and not because of their negligence, the defendant can avoid liability. 

Figure Out Your Legal Needs

After you have received medical attention, make sure you seek legal advice with our injury lawyer near Rockford. When our lawyers become involved in your case, they can help protect your legal rights and figure out how to best handle the accident and injury. 

Your lawyer will tell you to file a claim in a timely manner because the statutes of limitation prevent claims from being filed after a certain amount of time has passed after the accident. If you hire an injury lawyer, they can ensure all claims and notice requirements are met without any further procedure matters that could prevent a victim from filing a legitimate claim.

In some cases, the injured worker’s employer is liable for failing to maintain a safe workplace, meaning that the injured worker could be entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. Make sure you are asking your lawyer these questions. We will help you proceed with your case in the most efficient and effective manner.

Contact Us Today

Your injury lawyers near Rockford are ready to help you should you find yourself injured on a construction site. Contact us today to learn more about your rights and how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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