You’ve been injured in either a workplace accident or personal injury accident (motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, etc.). The first thing you should do is seek whatever immediate medical attention you need. The next thing you should do is take photos of the scene.
As soon as possible after your accident, take photos of:
Take photos as soon as you can after the accident to get the most accurate record of the scene. If you wait too long, especially at a construction site, things likely will have been moved and changed and your photos will be far less helpful.
You don’t need photos to establish a workplace injury for workers’ compensation purposes. But, if there is a third party on site who was negligent and contributed to your injury, the photos could help establish a cause of action against that third party.
And, in the case of an off-the-job personal injury, photos can be very helpful to establish the identity and liability of the defendant.
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