The short answer is no, it is not too late for you to get help. Sometimes medical care is not necessary at the scene of a construction accident. For example, you may not have been in a significant amount of pain at the time the accident occurred, or you may have decided to refuse emergency treatment so that you could see your own doctor.
Regardless of Why You Refused Medical Care, You Should See a Doctor Now if You’re in Pain
The most important reason to seek medical care now is also the most obvious reason: you are hurting and you deserve help. You do not want your injury to worsen, nor do you want to suffer if there is a treatment for your pain. The only way to get a proper diagnosis is to see a doctor now. It is not too late.
It Could Also be Important to Your Legal Recovery
We don’t yet know the specifics of your case. We don’t know if you were hurt yesterday or if you were hurt weeks ago. We don’t know if you’ve gone back to work since the time of your accident. However, if you were hurt while working on the construction of a building, road, or other structure then you may be able to recover damages either through the New York or New Jersey workers’ compensation system or through a personal injury lawsuit.
Today should be the day you begin protecting your rights. Once you get the medical care that you need, we encourage you to begin finding out more about your legal rights by watching our free videos and reading our FREE pamphlet, "Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone."