If you have been injured on a construction site, it is important to have a plan. Continue reading to learn the steps you should take following a construction site accident. For assistance filing a claim to recover compensation for your damages, reach out to our knowledgeable personal injury attorney.
What are the most common causes of construction accidents?
The most common causes of construction accidents are unfortunately forms of negligence. Some of the most common causes of construction accidents include the following:
- Unsafe property conditions
- Negligent supervisors
- Defective construction equipment
What should I do if I am injured in a construction accident in Maryland?
If you have sustained injuries after being involved in a workplace accident in Maryland, you should take the following steps to increase your chances of filing a successful claim:
- Notify your supervisor of the injury. Your supervisor should request medical attention.
- While you wait to be treated, if you can, collect any witnesses’ contact information including their name, phone number, and email address.
- Take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident.
- As soon as the ambulance arrives, seek immediate medical treatment.
- Collect all relevant medical documentation. These documents should state the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can work to satisfy the burned of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. An attorney can also work to uncover all additional evidence needed to prove your claim such as surveillance footage.
How do I file a third-party claim?
If you have been injured on the job, you may want to file a workers’ compensation claim which will allow you to recover financial support until you are able to return to work. However, 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. A third-party claim refers to taking legal action against a liable third party for your damages. This may include 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.
If you require further assistance with your upcoming claim, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney.
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.