The burn, cut or scrape that you suffered while working construction in New York didn't seem like a big deal. It certainly didn't require emergency room treatment. However, if you didn't get the first aid that you needed, it could cause you significant problems and hospitalizations in the future.
How Minor Injuries Become Big, Life Changing Injuries
Your minor injury may only require water to be cleaned, a bandage for protection, and possibly an antibiotic ointment for further protection. Yet, if you fail to get this simple type of first aid, the burn, cut or scrape that you suffered could be how serious germs enter your body and result in an infection that forever changes your life. A serious infection that results in blood poisoning or other forms of infection could even lead to amputations or death if they are not properly treated.
Accordingly, it is important to make sure that you work on a New York construction site where a first aid kit is well stocked and where you can get the easy treatment that you need in order to prevent more serious consequences.
It is Also Important to Contact an Experienced New York Construction Injury Lawyer if Your Minor Injury Becomes More Significant
If you got the first aid that you required and were able to continue working then there is no need to contact a New York construction accident attorney. However, if you developed an infection, if you needed medical care and/or lost time from work, then you should contact a New York construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. For more information, please call our New York construction accident law firm today at 1-800-362-9329 and please read our FREE pamphlet, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone.