A picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of a construction accident in Arizona where a construction worker suffered serious injury on a job site, a picture may be the difference between being able to financially overcome a devastating injury and being left with absolutely nothing.
Construction accident claims in Arizona can be tricky. The reality is, we have seen many cases where people who have been hurt in construction accidents seek only reimbursement from workers’ compensation as a result of being hurt on the job. Now, in many cases workers’ compensation in Arizona is the only possible recovery. However, for many people hurt in the construction trades, there is ability and a right to bring a claim against a third party who negligently caused the construction site injury. However, there is simply not enough information out there for most construction workers in Arizona to realize that they may have the right to bring this claim under the right circumstances.
To make matters worse, because so many injured Arizona workers think that they have no such right, they do not try to make sure that somebody takes pictures of the place where they were injured. Construction sites change quickly and evidence can be destroyed or tampered with immediately after an injury in Arizona. As a result, it is vital to get the word out to anybody who works in any of the construction trades or any construction site that if they ever see anybody injured or they themselves ever suffer an injury that as many photographs as possible of the site are taken immediately. While OSHA and Arizona’s portion of OSHA AOSHA will do an investigation of many serious accidents, we have seen very serious injuries that were suffered where no such investigation was done. Or, we have seen serious construction accidents and injuries in Arizona where photographs were simply never taken as part of the investigation.
As a result, particularly when it comes to injuries in the State of Arizona for construction workers, it is vital that everybody be aware of the importance of taking these photographs. Can somebody seriously injured on a construction site in Arizona bring a personal injury claim if they have not taken photographs? The answer is yes. However, since the burden of proof lies with the person who has suffered the injury, the lack of the photographs will decrease the likelihood of success and make it even more important that every other part of the case has sufficient evidence to be able to prove the claim.
If you or anybody you know has been injured in a construction accident in Arizona and you simply want answers to questions, please feel free to give us a call. We are happy to provide you with a copy of the personal injury master guide to Arizona claims, the “13 Biggest Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Arizona Injury Case” that we have written. It will answer many of the questions that exist, and we are happy to do so on a personal basis as well. We do not think everyone who is injured should bring a lawsuit, but we do believe everyone who has been seriously injured should at least have the answers available to them so that they can make the best possible decision for themselves.