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Construction Injuries

Legal Tips for Protecting Your Rights When You Are Injured at a Construction Site

  1. Report the injury to your employer and the construction site manager and note the name and position of the person notified.
  2. If possible, take photographs of the area where you were injured and the condition, product or instrument that injured you.
  3. If you were injured by a defective product, machine, or tool, make sure it is saved and not destroyed.
  4. Get the names and telephone numbers of al witnesses.
  5. Take photographs of all visible injuries.
  6. See a doctor if injured.
  7. Seriously consider talking to a lawyer before you speak with an insurance adjuster.

Do I Need an Attorney?

Not every construction site accident requires the involvement of an attorney. However, please keep in mind that insurance companies make their money from the difference between premiums collected and claims paid. They have an incentive to pay out as little as possible on a claim.

An insurance adjuster has no obligation or duty to inform you of your rights. They have the benefit of consulting with retained attorneys for the insurance company.

Remember, once a claim is settled and a Release executed, you will generally be prevented from seeking any further compensation from the released party. Insurance industry studies show claimants who are represented by an attorney recover substantially more than those who are unrepresented.

Initial consultations with an attorney are usually free and do not commit you to hire an attorney.

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Minnesota OSHA

Call 1-866-MN-LAW-4-U or 1-866-665-2948 to Speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in Minnesota, you have options. Contact an attorney at Sawicki & Phelps, P.A. in Inver Grove Heights for experienced Twin Cities personal injury representation.

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