Construction sites are a hot bed of activity, and accidents happen frequently. In fact, one in five of reported workplace accidents happened on construction sites. Construction sites can also be a problem for bystanders, especially during store remodels in which the store remains open. Here are some ways to stay safe on construction sites and what to do if an accident happens.
For Construction Workers
If you are working on a construction site, you need to make sure that you are following all rules and regulations. Make sure that you are always wearing your hardhat and using any other safety equipment that is required for the task you are performing, including safety goggles, work gloves, steel toe boots, and other gear.
If you have an accident while working on a construction site, you need to report it to your immediate supervisor immediately and seek treatment through the appropriate channels. Make sure that your manager files the necessary paperwork to start a worker’s compensation claim, and follow all of the guidelines and restrictions for your recovery given to you by the doctor.
If you are passing by a construction site or visiting a building under construction or remodel, you also need to take some precautions to remain safe. Make sure that you follow any boundaries and signs that are posted. Stay out of restricted areas, do not walk underneath ladders or near where work is being performed, and don’t allow children to run in the area.
If an accident happens while you are on the construction site, report it to the nearest construction worker and ask to see a manager. You will need to report the incident to the manager, gather contact information for witnesses and who you reported it to, and make sure that you follow up to have your injuries covered by their insurance.
For either bystanders or construction workers, it can sometimes be difficult to get treatment and compensation after a construction site accident. If you have any trouble getting your claims compensated, contact us today for a free consultation to learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.