There are several important steps to take following a New York City construction accident—report it, seek medical care, and speak to an attorney. It’s important to remember that whether you were injured by heavy machinery or in a fall, these accidents can lead to severe physical injuries or permanent disability.

Fortunately, you might be entitled to a monetary award following a construction accident. This is true if you were hurt on the job or were injured as a passer-by. At Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green, P.C., we could help you pursue the monetary reward you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Seek medical care

Your health and safety should be your top priority—especially following an accident. Immediately seeking out medical care increases the chances of a full recovery. Moreover, you also improve your chances of securing a favorable outcome in your claim because it provides crucial documentation of your injuries as well as your efforts to treat them.

Further, if your doctor gives you a treatment plan, you must adhere to it for as long as required. It could include follow-up appointments, ongoing use of prescription medication, rehabilitation, or other prescribed treatments.

Report your accident to your employer

If you are injured while working on a construction site, you must notify your employer as soon as possible. In some cases, your financial compensation could depend on it. If you are reliant on a workers’ compensation claim, reporting your accident is also a necessary step in the process.

It is also helpful to report an accident to construction site personnel even if you are not an employee. Creating a record of the accident helps provide documentation that an accident occurred. It also puts the owner of the property on notice that an injury claim is pending.

Talk to an attorney about your injuries

Out of all the steps you take following a construction accident, your choice of an attorney is probably the most important. Hiring legal counsel that understands how to investigate these claims and maximize your recovery is important. Our team of NYC construction accident lawyers is ready to help you aggressively pursue the benefits you deserve.

Contact us for a free consultation

At Friedman, Levy, Goldfarb & Green, we are ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Our team has experience with construction accident lawsuits, and we will put that experience to work for you. From the early stages of investigating your case to the moment you resolve your claim, we are prepared to advocate for your rights. Reach out to us as soon as possible for your free consultation.