Construction Worker Falls Four Stories

Author: Auger Law | August 26th, 2015

download (24)Emergency crews were called to a construction site to assist an injured construction worker on Tuesday morning in the uptown area of Charlotte.

The worker had fallen and was suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries on the four story building. Fire crews used a basket top bring the worker down after nearly a half an hour after their arrival. The injured worker was transported to an area hospital.

If you are injured on the job, you may be able to collect financial damages for a workplace injury or accident. Injured workers and their families need to keep detailed and accurate records of the entire incident and their treatment. Some of the things that need to be documented are:

  • The time or number of days you are off the job.
  • Keep all correspondence between your employer and yourself regarding your injury or illness.
  • Records of all medical treatments including dates, names of physicians, out of pocket costs or those that you turn in to your insurance company.
  • Keep record of all of the mileage traveled both to and from your medical treatments and doctor’s appointments.
  • Keep all receipts for any and all out-of-pocket prescription costs and other related medical expenses and costs that you incur as a result of your on-the-job injuries.

An important thing that injured workers and their families especially need to be wary of are insurance agents or companies that want them to sign a statement or settle a claim right away. Don’t do it. It’s important not to sign anything regarding your on the job accident or illness until you speak to an attorney first.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or been in an accident in the workplace, give the offices of Auger & Auger a call. Our attorneys have years of experience in representing clients who have been injured on the job.

When you have been injured on the job, at Auger & Auger, we feel it’s important that you get the most compensation possible for your injuries. We also believe that it’s important for you to be compensated for all of the expenses connected to your on the job accident such as lost wages, medical treatment, ongoing rehabilitative care, and pain and suffering. Call us today to schedule your free initial consultation and legal analysis. We can help.

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