Long Island has numerous construction projects going on throughout the island, from new and renovated office buildings in both Nassau and Suffolk, to private home construction, widening roads, upgrading sewer systems, and improving bridges. If you are injured on a Long Island construction project, it is important to seek medical attention because sometimes symptoms don’t appear right away but can signify a serious injury.
In addition, visiting a doctor immediately after an accident will greatly help your legal case if you intend to sue for your injuries.
If you feel any of the following symptoms after having an accident on a construction site, seek medical attention:
- Confusion: If you find yourself unusually confused, distracted or forgetful, it could be a sign of a traumatic brain injury.
- Any head injury: Head injuries can be serious, even if you never lose consciousness or think you feel fine. Sometimes symptoms can take several days or even weeks to surface so it is always important to be checked out by a doctor if you suffered head injury.
- Numbness: Numbness could indicate a ruptured disc or other spinal cord injury. Seeing a doctor now could prevent a more serious injury later.
- Swelling: While some swelling may be present even with minor injuries, it could also be the sign of a bone break or other serious injury.
- Significant Pain: Pain is the best indicator that something is wrong. If it doesn’t go away after several minutes, gets worse, affects your exercise or routine, or is so strong that you can’t bear weight, the injury is likely more serious and you should see a doctor for examination
If you were seriously injured, you may also be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our experienced Long Island construction lawyers at 516-222-4000 for a free consultation to find out how we can get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today and we can discuss your case, answer all your questions and explore your legal options.