This isn't the way you anticipated the day going. You had other plans. However, it is impossible to anticipate an accident to occur on your New York construction site and result in your injury. Your plans have changed. Whatever you were going to do will likely be postponed, as you tend to your immediate post-accident needs.
What to Do First Amongst the Chaos of a New York Construction Accident Scene
The actions that you are able to take will depend on how badly you were hurt. Our New York construction accident lawyers know that not everyone who was injured has the physical ability to do all of the following, and that is okay. However, if you are able to do so, it may be important to:
- Take pictures of the accident scene
- Talk to coworkers and others who were present when you were hurt and write down their names
- Get medical attention
- Report your accident injury to your supervisor or proper designee
- Inform your family
Overall, your focus should be on your physical well-being in the first critical hours after a construction accident injury.
Contact a New York Construction Attorney When You Can
When you are able to do so, it may be important to contact a New York construction lawyer who can advise you of your rights and how to safeguard your potential recovery. To find out more about your rights, we encourage you to read our FREE publication, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone, and to call a New York construction accident attorney directly at 1-800-362-9329.