If you have been hurt on the job, there are three things to do after a construction injury in Texas in order to make sure your rights are protected. These include seeking immediate medical treatment, avoid speaking to insurance companies, and contacting an experienced construction accident attorney. If you have any questions, contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
Three Things to Do After a Construction Injury in Texas | Seek Medical Treatment
The first thing you should do is seek medical treatment immediately and let your employer know that you were hurt on the job. Those things need to happen at the same time. Sometimes employers will claim that someone wasn’t actually injured. Beyond that, you need to seek medical treatment immediately to give you the best chance of recovery. Also, you need to follow the doctor’s orders. That gives you the best chance at making a complete recovery.
Three Things to Do After a Construction Injury in Texas | Avoid the Insurance Company
The two most common mistakes are after a construction accident are, first, giving a recorded statement and, second, giving that recorded statement before hiring an attorney. Insurance companies are there to try to limit their exposure. Beyond limiting their exposure, they’re also there to trick you. If they were there to fairly compensate you and your claims, I’d be out of business. Whether it is for a workers’ compensation claim or to an OSHA representative that’s investigating what occurred, never give a statement without first hiring an attorney.
Three Things to Do After a Construction Injury in Texas | Hire an Attorney
Another thing you need to do is hire an attorney immediately. The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner that attorney can investigate what happened. Evidence gets lost and people can forget things. The attorney is there to ensure that all the evidence that can be gathered is gathered immediately. Also, you need to hire the right attorney. The right attorney is someone who has a large part of their practice devoted to personal injury law, and not just personal injury law but workplace accidents. Workplace accidents are very different than other personal injury claims in Texas. The attorney you hire needs to be a trial attorney. Trial attorneys work every case as if they are going to trial. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to get your case resolved, they’re always ready for trial.
Contact Daniel R. Smith Today
Were you or a loved one seriously injured on a job site and have questions about what to do after a construction accident? Contact our experienced Austin construction accident lawyer at The Law Office of Daniel R. Smith today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.