FAQs about Construction Site Accidents

Construction Accident Lawyer West Palm Beach 

FAQs about Construction Site AccidentsConstruction worksites have known hazards. It is imperative that the foreman and contractors take safety seriously otherwise terrible and sometimes deadly accidents can occur. As a construction worker, you are aware of the dangers of a construction site. But that doesn’t mean you accept any injuries that occur. When a construction site accident happens and you are injured, your employer and their insurance company may not look out for your rights. This is why you should contact a construction accident lawyer to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Do I need to get medical attention?

Your employer or the property owner will most certainly offer you medical assistance on site. You should take it. Do not refuse medical assistance, especially if you were seriously injured. Your first act should be making sure you are alright.

However, it is also imperative to see your own physician to evaluate the extent of your injuries and to begin treatment. You should do this even if you think you have only minor injuries. As a West Palm Beach construction accident lawyer can attest, there are many types of injuries where there can be a delay in symptoms – such as internal injuries – but can lead to serious, even fatal, conditions.  

Should I sign a document?

Absolutely not. Your employer may approach you right after the accident and ask you to sign a waiver that you caused the injury or that you’re not that seriously injured. Do not sign it.

After the accident, your employer or their insurance company may approach you with a settlement and urge you to sign it and they’ll pay you immediately. Do not sign it.

It may be tempting to take a settlement offer to get money in your pocket right away. But have you considered all of the expenses ahead?

What expenses should I consider?

  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical costs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement

People routinely and vastly underestimate the costs associated with workplace accidents. If you are offered a settlement without having a construction accident lawyer representing you, it is unlikely that the amount you receive would cover your outstanding medical bills, let alone any future medical expenses for rehabilitation or future surgeries you may need.

What documents do I need to see?

All of them. And so do we. There will be lots of documentation produced from your accident. The property owner, your employer, any equipment manufacturers, and any witnesses that provided information will all have to be documented. This results in a great deal of paperwork, but it’s necessary for us to comb through to ensure the proper parties are held liable for your accident, your injury, and most importantly, your recovery.

Why do I need a construction accident lawyer?

Construction site accidents happen frequently. Many workers do not use the services of a lawyer because they think it is too expensive and they can’t afford it. When it comes to construction site accidents, you can’t afford not to retain a West Palm Beach lawyer.

At Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt, we work closely with you to make sure we understand all of the details surrounding your construction site accident and subsequent injury. We want you to feel comfortable with the process ahead. But most importantly, we want to focus on getting better. That’s why we focus on being your representative to help you get the compensation you deserve to make a full recovery. Call our office today for a free consultation with a construction accident lawyer West Palm Beach clients recommend.