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February 2024

Essential Steps to Take Following a Construction Accident Injury

By Workplace Safety

Experiencing a construction accident can be overwhelming, but knowing the right actions to take afterward is crucial. At Losi & Gangi, we’re committed to ensuring you understand your rights and receive the support you deserve after such incidents. In the aftermath of a construction accident, following these steps diligently can help protect your rights and facilitate the process of obtaining the support and compensation you need for recovery. Here are the key steps to follow:

  • Prioritize Medical Attention: The first and most critical step is to seek medical help immediately. Your health and well-being are paramount, so ensure your injuries receive prompt and proper medical care.
  • Notify Your Employer: It’s imperative to inform your employer about the accident as soon as possible. Notifying them promptly is essential for initiating the necessary reports and ensuring eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Collect Vital Information: Gathering relevant details is pivotal for building a strong case. Obtain contact information from witnesses, take photographs of the accident scene if feasible, and retain copies of medical bills and receipts for expenses incurred due to the injury.
  • Document Evidence: Recording evidence is crucial for establishing the extent of your injuries and any negligence on the part of your employer. Maintaining thorough medical records and seeking legal assistance can significantly strengthen your claim.
  • Consider Legal Recourse: If you’ve sustained a severe injury in a construction accident, seeking legal guidance is advisable. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complexities of filing a claim and ensure you understand your rights and entitlements.

At Losi & Gangi, we offer complimentary consultations for personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Contact us today or call 716-854-1446 to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards seeking the compensation you deserve.

Promoting Construction Worker Safety in 2024

By Workplace Safety

As we enter the new year, it’s critical to prioritize the safety and well-being of those working in construction. Construction is a high-risk, dangerous job, where workers are frequently injured due to factors like unsafe working conditions, insufficient training, and more. The new year presents a great opportunity to refresh workers on training and safety procedures, as well as introduce any new measures to improve the safety and effectiveness of workers. In this blog, we cover essential construction safety tips workers should adhere to for maximum safety and protection in 2024.

Review and Update Safety Training:

Regularly refreshing safety training is vital to keep it at the forefront of workers’ minds. January marks an opportune time to revisit existing safety protocols and introduce any new regulations to enhance worker safety in the upcoming year.

Weather Preparedness:

As Western New York is known for its  harsh winters, workers must be adequately equipped for snow, high winds, and frigid conditions. Providing proper clothing, gear, and equipment is essential to protect against cold weather, rain, and extreme cold.

Health and Wellness:

Acknowledging the rising concerns about mental health in the construction industry, employers should emphasize the well-being of their employees. This involves promoting a culture that prioritizes regular breaks, hydration, and proper nutrition to mitigate the toll that demanding job requirements can take on workers.

Emergency Procedures:

In the event of an emergency, swift and informed action is crucial. Employers should ensure that all workers are familiar with emergency procedures, including the locations of first aid kits, fire extinguishers, emergency exits, and more.

Regular Safety Inspections:

Conducting scheduled safety inspections is a proactive measure to identify and address potential hazards, preventing accidents. These inspections should encompass equipment, workspaces, and adherence to safety protocols. Any identified hazards should be promptly addressed to create a safer working environment.

At Losi & Gangi, our commitment is to protect the well-being of workers. If you’ve suffered a job-related injury, you are entitled to compensation. Our trained attorneys are ready to guide you through the process. Contact us today at 716-854-1446 for a free consultation and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.