What steps should I take following a Washington D.C. construction site accident?

A career in construction, unfortunately, comes with risk. Being injured on the job as a construction worker occurs too often. Construction site injuries can lead to serious, life-altering injuries. If you have been injured in a construction site accident, you may be qualified for compensation. To increase your likelihood of receiving the financial compensation you require to heal, you need to have a plan. Continue reading to discover the five steps to take following a construction site accident that will protect yourself and your future. Reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney today to begin your journey to compensation. We are here to help.

What should I do after a construction site accident?

If you have been involved in a construction site accident, there are five steps you should take to protect yourself and your future. The following steps should be taken immediately following your accident:

  1. Call 911. The police will be able to conduct a police report and bring any necessary medical assistance to the scene. If you require treatment in a hospital, you will be immediately transported via ambulance.
  2. In the meantime, while you wait for the police, take photos of the scene including any safety hazards that may have caused your accident.
  3. Collect any witnesses’ information including their names, phone numbers, and email addresses. Having witnesses’ statements will support a future claim should you open a personal injury lawsuit.
  4. Once your injuries have been treated, it is important to collect all medical paperwork relating to your injuries. These documents should state the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
  5. Speak with an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney who will assist you with filing a third-party lawsuit. An attorney will be able to collect evidence such as security camera footage on your behalf.

What is a third-party claim?

With the assistance of your attorney, you will file a third-party claim in order to hold all parties accountable for your injuries without suing your employer. This might include taking legal action against a negligent subcontractor, architect, equipment manufacturer, or designer. The purpose of filing a third-party claim is to ensure you will keep your job while still recovering the financial compensation you require to heal. If you have any further questions regarding filing a third-party claim, our Washington D.C. personal injury attorney would be happy to assist you. Contact our firm today to get started.


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.