Maryland Construction Injury Lawyers
Construction workers should be aware of the dangers that could unfold and raise havoc on a work site. You always have to take the necessary precautions, wear the appropriate safety equipment required for your job, and never violate any safety protocols to make sure that no construction site injuries occur.
Construction sites often have heavy machinery and incidents or accidents occurring within a construction site can result in very serious or even fatal injuries. Observing all necessary safety precautions is the only way to avoid an accident. Unfortunately, even with the best safety precautions, construction workers can still suffer and sustain serious injuries while they are on their jobs.
A qualified and experienced attorney can help you navigate your state workers’ compensation laws, while also pursuing a strong negligence claim on your behalf against the third party who caused the accident.
Even though construction grounds are dangerous places to work by their very nature, it does not clear away the responsibility of another contractor who is working on the site to operate their equipment in a safe manner. If you get injured during work, you still have the right to pursue justice. If a person who is not your employer negligently causes your construction site injury, he can be sued and held responsible under Maryland law. Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance would also be responsible to pay for your lost wages, medical expenses and also compensate you for any permanent disability or impairment.
If you do get hurt in a construction site accident and want to make a claim for your injuries and losses, a professional attorney from Altmark, Rotter & Trock, LLP, can help you find the best route to filing a personal injury and workers’ compensation claim (yes – you can file both a personal injury and workers’ compensation claim in some cases).
Causes of Construction Site Accidents
Even the most safety-conscious workers can be exposed to possible threats inside a construction site from time to time, and suffer serious or fatal injuries which will have to be dealt with. There are a number of common types of construction site accidents that occur. These include:
- Electrical shocks
- Scaffolding fall
- Chemical spills and burns
- Crane accidents
- Failing materials like bricks or stones
Such accidents usually present a very significant amount of danger to any employee working on site. Many people in the United States have even gone through very severe brain injuries due to similar construction site accidents.
Your Legal Route
When it comes to construction-site accident litigation, the inner-workings of your claim can become very complicated since there may be a number of parties liable for the accident. This usually means that you could benefit from a professional taking care of the legal procedures so that you never fall victim to any oversights. The legal options that you have at your disposal should always be properly explored before making any serious claims, and a legal expert can help walk you through the process step by step to ensure victory.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a construction accident, or any other personal injury, let the attorneys at Altmark, Rotter & Trock, LLP take care of the proceedings. Please call us for a free consultation at (410) 783-9230, or toll-free outside of Baltimore at 1-(888) 966-5566.