Do you know how to prevent a construction accident injury on the jobsite? Even the most safety-aware employee still can get hurt, but you can take certain steps to avoid being hurt on the job. If you are indeed injured at work, seek the help of a construction accident lawyer to discuss your options for legal action.
How to Avoid a Construction Accident Injury While at Work
- ensure that your employer has trained all employees on the proper use and operation of machinery and equipment;
- your employer should enforce the use of safety gear at all times, including hard hats, safety goggles, reflective vests, gloves etc.;
- signs and warnings for hazardous areas and or dangerous equipment should be posted, easily seen and followed;
- records and notes of all maintenance on equipment and any construction accident injury that occurs should be kept; and
- reporting injuries, spills, falls and any other incidents to your employer as soon as possible.
Even when following all the best safety procedures, accidents still can happen and cause serious injuries, and in some cases, death. If you’re hurt on the job because of another’s negligence, you should consider reaching out to construction accident lawyer for advice and to begin the process of filing a claim for compensation.
Contact an Attorney about Your Work-Related Injury Claim
When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a Virginia Workers’ Comp attorney can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a Workers’ Comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 1-877-755-7744 or 1-804-755-7755.