What You Need to Know About Construction Accidents in Washington D.C.

We owe all of our buildings and cities to hard-working construction workers. Unfortunately, being a construction worker is not without risk, and if you are someone who has been injured on the job, you most likely now require financial compensation to heal. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after being injured in a construction accident?

There are few accidents more jarring and potentially devastating than construction accidents. However, as long as you are physically capable, you should take several steps after your accident to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. Those steps are as follows:

  1. First, call the police. They will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident, which will transport you to a hospital for treatment.
  2. From here, you should take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident so that if anyone tries to clear the hazards away before the police arrive, you will already have documented them.
  3. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information so they may verify your claim at a later date.
  4. Ensure you receive medical documentation from your doctor after treatment, detailing the origin and extent of your injuries, including how they will affect your daily life for months or years to come.
  5. Retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who knows how to gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

What is a third-party claim?

If you are injured in a construction site accident, you will file what is known as a third-party claim. Since you cannot sue your employer, your personal injury attorney will seek to hold all other parties accountable for your injuries. Your attorney will see whether he can hold a negligent equipment manufacturer, designer, architect, subcontractor, or otherwise responsible. This is so you can keep your job, all while hopefully recovering the financial compensation you deserve and need to get back on your feet again. For any additional questions concerning your construction site accident, please do not hesitate to give our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys a call today. We are here to help.


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.