What Should I do After a Washington D.C. Construction Site Accident?

Construction sites, though generally regulated both by supervisors and OSHA, can become extremely dangerous at the drop of a hat. Between defective machinery, negligent workers or employers, and more, accidents are all-too-possible on construction sites. That being said, our firm recognizes that our construction workers are among the hardest-working members of society, which is why if you are an injured construction worker, we have your back. Our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury firm has helped countless individuals recover the compensation they deserve for years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Please read on to learn more about what you should do after a construction site accident, and how our firm can help.

  1. Contact the police. The police will document your incident and call an ambulance, which will take you to a hospital and assess/treat your injuries.
  2. While you wait for the police to arrive, you should seize the moment to take pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident. If paranoid supervisors or employers try and remove the safety hazard before police arrive, you will have already documented it, which can help tremendously when filing your claim.
  3. Ask any witnesses for their contact information. If someone saw your accident, their testimony is invaluable. They can give you their email, phone number, business card, or any other means that our firm can contact them so they can corroborate your claim.
  4. After your doctor treats your injuries, do not leave the hospital without all medical paperwork pertaining to your injuries, as this can also help your claim.
  5. Lastly, you cannot file a claim without an experienced attorney, so you must ensure you speak with our firm as soon as possible. Our firm can effectively present evidence, and gather additional evidence, such as security camera footage, on your behalf. We will file what is known as a third-party lawsuit, which means instead of suing your employer directly, we will sue other responsible parties, such as negligent equipment manufacturers,

What is the statute of limitations for construction site accidents in Washington D.C.?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. In Washington D.C., the statute of limitations is three years, which gives those injured three years from the date of their accident to file a personal injury claim. Of course, three years sounds like a ton of time, however, promptness is huge, which is why it is always best to file sooner, rather than later. Fortunately, our firm is here to help you do so. If you wait past the three-year mark, you will most likely be barred from suing. We can get you started right away–all you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.