Mistakes to Avoid After a Construction Accident
Watch this video to learn about the mistakes to avoid after a construction accident in Oklahoma to ensure you protect your rights, and maximize your recovery.
What mistakes should I avoid after a construction accident?
The common mistakes I have found that people make when they’re injured in a construction case are that they seem to believe everybody that tells them they’re going to take care of them. They believe their employer; they believe their sub-contractor. They believe their insurance adjuster – “Oh, don’t worry. We’ll take care of your medical bills,” or “Don’t worry, we’re going to compensate you for your lost wages.” More often than not, they don’t, and two months down the road you’re sitting there with a bunch of bills because you haven’t been able to work and a bunch of medical bills haven’t been paid.
Seek an attorney immediately. They can help you navigate through this very difficult time. They’ll give you your rights. They’ll give you information. They’ll give you power. The only good decision is a well-informed decision. A poor decision is when you make it with no knowledge other than what’s been told for you by insurance companies.The second problem I see in construction cases in mistakes people make is that they don’t follow doctor’s orders. Doctors ask you to stay off of your feet, don’t use your arm, stay in bed for a week, and what happens is people think they know more than the doctors and they go back to work too early, and then the problem makes itself more difficult to deal with and it’s worse than it was when you first had it. Follow your doctor’s orders. If you don’t, the insurance companies will use that against you when you try to settle your claim.
The other most common mistake is that people just don’t believe they’re hurt and they keep working despite the fact they have pain. They work, they think it’s going to go away, and it doesn’t go away. Spend the two or three hundred dollars to be checked out immediately after an injury on the job or in construction to make sure you’re not hurt, to make sure you’ve done all you can to detect and diagnose any problem you may have. The best advice I can give you is to contact an attorney who’s experienced in this area, so they can help navigate you, get you the right doctors that will see you, the doctors that will give you good reports, so you’ll know what you can and can’t do.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured at a job site and have questions about the mistakes to avoid after a construction accident? Contact a Stillwater construction accident attorney at Murray Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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