Construction workers are injured on the job far more often than anyone would like to admit, and oftentimes, these injuries occur due to no fault of their own. If you are someone who’s been injured on the job, you must continue reading and contact our Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about construction accidents and how we can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of construction accidents?
Construction accidents can occur for a wide variety, of reasons, and unfortunately, they are most frequently a result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of construction accidents include unsafe property conditions, negligent supervisors, defective construction equipment, and more. When someone is injured due to no fault of their own, they will oftentimes qualify for financial compensation.
What should I do if I am injured in a construction accident in Maryland?
After sustaining an injury in a workplace accident, you should take the following steps:
- Notify your supervisor of the injury. He or she should call an ambulance.
- Ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information.
- Take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident.
- If you were injured by a defective product, ensure you save the product, as we can use the product for evidence.
- Ensure you seek immediate medical treatment.
- Ask your doctor for all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to prove your claim.
How do I file a third-party claim?
Many people who are injured on the job will file workers’ compensation claims, which will allow them to recover the financial support they need until they are able to return to work once again. That being said, there are times where the benefits received through workers’ compensation simply do not cover the full cost of damages sustained. In this case, you may file a third-party claim, which is when our firm sues a liable third party for your injuries, such as an independent contractor, property owner, or a negligent equipment manufacturer or designer. Filing a third-party lawsuit allows you to recover the compensation to which you are entitled without having to sue your employer. For any further questions, give us a call today.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.