New York Construction Accident Lawyer Injury Checklist and Help

Want to Know What to Do After a New York Construction Accident? Check Out This Checklist!

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims
The aftermath of a New York construction accident can be chaotic. As an injured worker, you are likely in a lot of pain. Your co-workers are scrambling to help you. Your employer may be frantic to make sure you don't blame anyone but yourself for your injury.

It can be difficult to think clearly and to take the necessary steps to protect your medical, financial and legal interests. The following checklist may help you protect your rights and control your stress after a construction accident.

If you've been injured in a New Jersey or New York construction accident, consider:
  • Promptly reporting that the accident occurred. However, be careful not to give any details about why you think the accident happened. Instead, stick to the facts that you know for sure, such as the time and place that your injury happened.
  • Get the names and contact information for any accident witnesses. This may include co-workers, contractors on the construction site, or passer bys who happened to see the accident.
  • Take note of what happened, if possible. If you have a cell phone or camera, take pictures of the accident scene. If you are able to do so, write down the name and other identifying information of any machines involved in your accident.
  • Do not answer questions without speaking to a New York construction injury lawyer.
  • Get prompt medical help, even if you are unsure if you are hurt.
  • Call a New York construction accident attorney for a free consultation and to guide you through the next steps of your recovery.

The steps listed above are not law, but merely suggestions about how to make your life easier after a construction accident injury. You may still have a viable case, even if you didn't follow all of these steps.

To discuss your specific case, please contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer at 1-800-263-9329.