How to Help an Injured New York or New Jersey Construction Worker

3 Things to Do When a Coworker is Injured on a NY or NJ Construction Site

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

This time it wasn’t you who was hurt. It was a coworker. As you recover from the shock of seeing a friend and colleague injured while going about their construction work, you may wonder what you can do to help your coworker. You may wonder what you would want a coworker to do for you if you were hurt while working your New York or New Jersey construction job.

Consider These Steps When You Witness an Injury on a NY or NJ construction Site

If you are working on a construction site where a coworker is injured then you should:

  • Make the appropriate calls. Call 911, the emergency phone numbers posted on your job site, your boss, and your coworker’s spouse, parent, or other close friend or relative, if possible.
  • Provide emergency care – carefully. While you want to do what you can to stop excessive bleeding and to make sure your coworker is breathing, you also want to be careful not to cause further damage.
  • Take a moment to think about what happened. Investigators, doctors, and New York City construction accident attorneys may want to know what happened so that they can best protect the injured worker and prevent future accidents.

It is also important to make sure that your work site is secure and that there are no apparent hazards that could cause further injuries.

Encourage Your Injured Coworker to Call a New York City Construction Accident Lawyer for Help

Once your coworker, or his surviving family member, is able to make decisions, it may be time to encourage them to find out about their legal rights and possible recovery. For more information, please have them call an experienced New York construction injury lawyer at 1-800-362-9329 and invite them to read our FREE pamphlet: Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone .