What to Do Immediately After a New Jersey Construction Fire

Protect Yourself after a New Jersey Construction Fire Injury

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

The chaos began immediately. The first flame and scent of smoke turned an ordinary day on your New Jersey construction site job to an unforgettable day. The fright, the danger, and the pain are not things that you would ever want to relieve. Your whole life changed as you experienced the pain of your burns or the fear of smoke inhalation.

Now What Do You Do?

The timing of your next steps will depend on your specific injuries and what you are able to do in the hours and days following your construction fire accident injury. The first thing that you should do is see a doctor. If you have been burned or if you are having trouble breathing, then you will likely be taken to the hospital by emergency personnel. However, even if you don’t think your symptoms are severe, it is important to go to the emergency room or to see your primary care doctor for a complete evaluation.

Once you have been seen by a doctor, it is important to follow your doctor’s advice. If you don’t follow your doctor’s advice, you could compromise your physical recovery and risk your fair legal recovery.

During your recovery, it is important to contact your employer and file an appropriate injury claim. Your employer should make this information readily available to you.

Additionally, it is important to contact an experienced New Jersey construction lawyer who can advise you of your legal rights and fight hard for your fair and just recovery.

Call an Experienced New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyer Today for More Information

You do not have to fight for your recovery by yourself. Instead, we encourage you to contact an experienced and empathetic New Jersey construction attorney today via this website or by calling 1-800-362-9329 for more information about getting the recovery that you deserve. You can also learn more about your rights and about how an attorney may be able to help you get a fair recovery in our FREE pamphlet, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone.