Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Their dedication in light of endless job hazards is admirable, and it's only right for them to be correctly supported when a construction accident results in severe personal injuries or death.
Unfortunately, many obstacles can stand between an injured construction worker and their deserved compensation. Our team of experienced construction injury attorneys is devoted to fighting for injured construction workers, whether against insurance companies, their own employers, or other contractors who cause job site accidents.
If a construction site accident left you or a loved one with severe injuries, contact our team now for a free consultation on your rights as the victim of a construction accident.
Construction accidents can range from minor injuries like cuts and bruises up to chronic pain, disability due to severe nerve damage, spinal cord injury, broken bones, burns, amputation, and even death.
Construction accident injuries can have many causes, though they often result from:
Depending on the cause of a construction accident, victims have other legal recourses to obtain compensation. A workers' comp claim is the most common choice, though it may not always provide the maximum compensation.
To learn more about how much compensation you're entitled to after a construction accident, or if filing a lawsuit is a possibility after suffering a personal injury on a construction site, reach out to the Maryland Injury Guys today.
The types of personal injuries suffered on construction sites can be as varied as the construction sites themselves. However, some common injuries are encountered in job sites throughout the country. They include:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known as OSHA, is the agency that enforces federal safety regulations in construction sites throughout the United States. Federal law mandates that construction sites meet safety standards in order to help protect workers from undue injury. If a construction site fails to meet such safety measures, the workers on-site can be exposed to more significant risks than is necessary to complete their job duties.
Generally, two parties can be held responsible for construction site accidents via a lawsuit: third-party contractors and the property owner.
A third-party contractor is a business or individual that is hired to help with construction projects. These parties may be held liable for any injuries that occur on a construction site if they failed to follow all rules and regulations associated with OSHA and if said negligence then led to the injury of another worker who is not their colleague.
Suppose a construction injury occurs due to the property owner's negligence, such as failing to provide a safe workplace or damaging the property (intentionally or unintentionally). In that case, the property owner could be held responsible for damages suffered by construction workers.
If neither a 3rd-party contractor nor the property owner can be held liable for a construction injury, accident victims must resort to the workers' compensation system.
Through a workers' comp claim, an injured construction worker is granted benefits intended to make them whole after suffering personal injuries. However, while a workers' comp claim provides a slight guarantee that a worker will receive at least some compensation, it usually prevents them from filing a personal injury lawsuit against their own employer.
Determining which type of injury claim is suitable for you and which benefits you're entitled to claim is something that should be discussed with an experienced construction accident attorney.
A construction site lawyer can analyze your case and determine exactly who can be held liable for your injuries. Once the responsible party is found, your lawyer can then pursue the maximum compensation possible for your case.
Some of the types of benefits that an injured construction worker can receive include:
The type of claim you pursue will have a direct effect on the amount of compensation you receive. For this reason, it's critically important to work with a construction accident lawyer who knows local state regulations, as well as federal laws, which can be leveraged to your advantage when seeking injury compensation.
The Maryland Injury Guys have successfully handled countless construction injury claims in the past, and they know what it takes for a claim to be successful. Most importantly, our team of attorneys will represent you on contingency, which is to say, if we are unsuccessful in securing compensation on your behalf, you will owe us nothing.
To get started on your construction injury claim, or if you still have unanswered questions regarding your legal rights, contact our team now for a free consultation.