Construction and workplace accidents in Pennsylvania happen fast, but the consequences can last a lifetime. You might feel confident that your construction site is carefully supervised and safe. But all it takes is one small mistake to cause a serious workplace accident injury. And when it comes to construction accidents, the injuries are often life-threatening and can change family members’ lives forever. Workplace accidents can be extremely complicated. They may involve heavy equipment or dangerous working conditions. Accidents often involve cranes, forklifts, trucks, dumpers, scaffolding, ladders and machinery. While it may seem clear to you that you suffered a workplace injury, your employer may argue you had a pre-existing condition or that the injury did not happen at work. Insurance companies are represented by aggressive lawyers whose primary focus is to find a reason to deny your claim.
We’re not intimidated. We know how to handle insurance companies and get people the money they rightfully deserve. We have years of experience handling complex workplace accident cases. That’s why we want to help you.
What should I do if I’m injured in a workplace or construction accident?
Immediately after a workplace accident, we recommend the following steps:
- Seek immediate medical attention. Don’t try to diagnose yourself.
- Report your accident to your supervisor. You have 120 days to do so, but the sooner, the better.
- Contact a workplace accident attorney.
- Ask the attorney to help you fill out any necessary forms related to your accident.
- Request a copy of the accident report.
- Review the accident report with your attorney. Make sure all the facts match what happened to you.
- Ask your attorney to correct any mistakes in your workplace accident report.