Our lawyers have successfully handled serious injury construction injury accidents both for settlement and at trial. Our Baltimore construction accident lawyers handle only serious injury and death construction accident cases.
Construction workers risk serious injury and death from accidents that are no fault of their own. Construction accidents in Maryland occur for a variety of different reasons. Often poorly designed or manufactured equipment or faulty equipment and machinery that leads should not be used on a job site, leading to chemical leaks, scaffold accidents, explosions, electrocution accidents, and forklift collision injuries.
Employers are to blame for many construction accidents in Maryland. Claims brought in these construction cases are brought under the Maryland Workers Compensation statute.
But, often, there a non-employer also responsible for an employee's on the job injuries. The difference is no minor distinction. The amount of money you can recover in a settlement or at trial in a tort claim versus a worker's comp claim can be exponentially higher.
Maryland Workers at Risk
The largest percentage of construction mishaps occur during the worker's first year on the job. The most common victims? Carpenters, apprentices and helpers and laborers. This risk is even more pronounced during the first few months on the job. Why? Inexperience is the most obvious answer. But other workers assume the new worker knows to be in a certain place and fails to appreciate that he might not be in that place.
Another problem for workers generally but particularly new employees is overexertion. Your body is not ready for the demand of the job or, for long-time employees, your body is worn out from the demands of the job. Overexertion causes nearly one-fourth of workplace injuries.
Another great risk factor for workers is elevation. Falls are common. Injuries from elevation falls are the third leading cause of construction injuries and fatalities.
What body part is most impacted by construction site injuries. You guessed it: the back. Over 20% of construction injuries are back injuries.
Maryland construction accident law is complicated. There are so many paradoxical laws and confusion abounds even among construction accident lawyers. There are so many potential at-fault parties: the employer, subcontractors, the owner, the architect, general contractors, the owner, and the design professional.
We can help you through this confusing mess and counsel you on the best path to earning compensation for the harm that has been done. If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury or death during a construction accident in Maryland, call our workplace injury lawyers at 800-553-8082 or click here for a free consultation.