What if Your Husband Won't See a Doctor After Injury

How to Convince Your Husband to See a Doctor After a New York Construction Injury

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

This is the man who would never go to the doctor. It is the man you had to beg to take an over the counter medication to treat a minor injury.

Now that your husband has been seriously hurt working construction on Staten Island, he may be refusing to go back to the doctor after his initial treatment in the emergency room. You know that he needs ongoing care and that he is suffering, but how are you going to get him to accept that he needs help?

There’s No One Size Fits All Answer, But Here are Some Ideas

It can be very difficult to see your husband suffer and remain out of work when his pain and recovery time could be shortened or eased with medical care. While there is no single solution that works for everyone who has been hurt on a Staten Island construction site, you might consider:

  • Making sure he understands the consequences for himself, for you, and for your family if he fails to continue getting medical care.
  • Finding a construction worker your husband respects who has also been hurt and has sought treatment. Reach out to other construction families you know if you do not yet know someone.
  • Letting someone else try talking to him. Maybe there is a buddy, a clergy member, or someone else who can get through to him.

Of course, you know your husband best and should consider any ideas you have to get him the important medical care that he needs.

Let Us Help You Help Your Husband

We’ve successfully represented injured New York construction workers for many years. We understand that this is a difficult process for many people, and for many families. Please share some of our success stories and videos with your husband so that he has a better idea of what is at stake and can hear firsthand about some other construction workers’ recoveries. And, if we can help you, please reach out to us via this website.