Mistakes to Avoid After a Construction Accident
In this video, our Austin injury lawyer explains what mistakes to avoid after a construction accident. Call our office for a free consultation.
What mistakes should I avoid after a construction accident?
Recently I was contacted by someone who was seriously hurt in a construction accident that wanted to know what some of the common mistakes are that people make. The first mistake is not seeking medical treatment right away. Sometimes people are afraid of the ramifications that could happen with their employer if they leave and go to the hospital. You need to seek medical treatment right away to give yourself the best chance to fully recover. Closely related to that is people sometimes don’t follow the doctor’s orders. You need to follow up with the doctor, and you need to do the things that the doctor says, to give you the best chance at a full recover.
Another mistake is that people sometimes give statements, whether it be to an insurance company or someone who’s investigating the accident. When it’s an insurance adjuster, they’re trying to limit the exposure. If it’s an investigator, you need to give a statement, but you need to be prepared to give that statement. That’s related to the next mistake, which is people delaying in hiring representation.
It’s important to hire an attorney early on so that attorney can help you prepare to give that statement to OSHA or someone else who’s investigating the workplace injury. Beyond that, it’s also important to give the attorney enough time to investigate on their own. People also make the mistake of choosing the wrong attorney. You need to hire an attorney who has a large part of their focus devoted to personal injury law and workplace injuries, specifically, because workplace injuries are different than other injuries in Texas.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured on a job site and have questions about what mistakes to avoid after a construction accident?
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