Construction Injury In Maryland? Our Construction Accident Attorneys Fight For Compensation

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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.

Construction Site Accident Lawyers

Unfortunately, many obstacles can stand between an injured construction worker and their deserved compensation. Our team of experienced workers' comp lawyers 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.

Compensation For Construction Injuries

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:

  • Falls from heights
  • Cuts and burns from tools or equipment
  • Heavy machinery accidents such as forklift rollovers or crane accidents
  • Improper use of equipment, tools, or machinery
  • Poor construction site management and safety
  • Safety violations by employees or contractors

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 Blank Kim Injury Law today.

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Common Construction Injuries

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:

  • Cuts and burns: Common risk factors include power tools such as saws, drills, and grinders.
  • Back injuries: Often caused by heavy lifting or falls
  • Hand Injuries: An injury to the hand can affect your ability to earn a living, care for your family and yourself, or live a happy life in the future. It is also common for injured worker's compensation insurance carriers to dispute that these injuries are work-related because they don't always leave a mark.
  • Head Injuries: Head injuries are a serious concern in construction occupations due to the prevalence of falls from heights and contact with objects or surfaces above eye level or from leaning over objects such as ladders while working at height (such as on building roofs).
  • Broken bones/fractures: Can be caused by falls, amputation, and blunt force trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries & paralysis: Often caused by fractured vertebrae and other back injuries. Such injuries are very likely to result in permanent disability and pain.

Who Is Responsible For Construction Accidents?

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.

Third-Party Contractors

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. 

Property Owner Liability

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.

Construction Workers' Compensation

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.

Construction Accident Injury Benefits

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:

  • Remuneration for medical expenses resulting from the accident
  • Compensation for medical expenses, treatment, and medication expected in the future
  • Disability payments while the injured worker is unable to work or the time it takes for him/her to get back to work
  • Remuneration for loss of income and other relevant financial losses incurred as a result of the accident

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.

Maryland Construction Accident Attorneys

The Blank Kim Injury Law 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.

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