Construction Accident Investigation
Were you or a loved one injured while working on a construction site in New York? Watch this video to learn about the construction accident investigation process and what’s important to know about speaking to investigators or the insurance company.
In the State of New York insurance companies for either your employer, for the general contractor employer, or even the owner of the building will often try to reach out to you. This can be either through an investigator, through a person that works for the company, or even through writing you a letter or calling you on the phone. I do not recommend, early on in a case, speaking with these insurance company’s investigators.
To keep it simple, their interests are going to be their employers’ interest; they’re going to be with the insurance company’s interest, or the carrier’s interest, or the eventual defendant’s interest. While it’s important to report a claim to your employer when you’re on the job site, to whoever may be there, in terms of speaking with the investigators or the insurance companies for construction defendants, I don’t recommend doing that until you’ve consulted with your own counsel. You may innocently say something that they may try to turn in a way and use it against you, so this is something you want to be careful with.
Were you or a loved one injured in a work injury and have questions about the insurance construction accident investigation? Contact a New York construction accident lawyer at Krause & Glassmith today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.