Construction work is known for being back breaking, yet you never imagine yourself actually sustaining an injury. After all, you are careful to follow the safety rules and always use the appropriate gear. Unfortunately, accidents happen to even the most careful construction professionals. Knowing how to handle an injury at the work site is critical for you being able to recover and resume your career.
As a major wage earner for your family, you cannot afford to be out of work for long. However, you may need to take some time off to rest the affected area of your injury. It is also important to never brush off an accident or assume that you are okay because serious damage sometimes begins to show in the days immediately following your accident.
The first step toward dealing with a construction work site accident is to identify any areas of your body that are injured. This can only be accomplished with a full exam by a licensed physician. Although you may be required to go to the doctor that your employer provides, you should also be aware that you have the right to a second opinion if you feel that they did not fully identify the extent of your injuries.
Sadly, many employers try to shirk their responsibilities, and you may find yourself fighting for recovery time, medical compensation or to recover lost wages for an accident that was not your fault. Your employer may have also been the one who put you in the dangerous situation despite your protests. When this happens, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney who can fight to make sure that your rights are upheld.
Once you have handled your injuries, visit with your attorney, and provide them with documentation regarding your injuries as well as details that describe what happened on the day of your accident. Then, you can begin the process of making sure that you have the financial resources you need to recover as long as it takes to fully heal.