Working in construction is not only hard work, but it can be potentially dangerous work as well. Oftentimes, these sites can be chaotic as there are many things happening at once. This can make it possible for an accident to happen in the event of negligence. When this happens, it can cause serious injuries as a result. These injuries have the potential to affect a person for the rest of their life, which is why it is possible to recover compensation. Continue reading to learn more and contact an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for assistance when facing these matters.
What are Causes of Construction Accidents?
There are a variety of ways that a construction accident can happen on a site in Maryland, which can include but is limited to the following:
- Scaffolding collapses/falls
- Crane accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Building collapses
- Unsafe property conditions
- Negligent management
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Blade/saw accidents
How do I Pursue Financial Compensation?
When a person becomes injured at the expense of a negligent party, they are able to pursue legal action in an effort to recover compensation. This provides coverage for the damages that stem from the incident. To do so, the injured party must file a personal injury claim. This process requires them to gather evidence that proves negligence took place, thus causing the accident and their injuries. Evidence to back up a claim can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard that caused the injuries, security footage of the accident, witnesses of the incident, etc.
What is a Third-Party Lawsuit?
After a workplace accident occurs, employees usually do not want to sue their employer. This is because it can make for an uncomfortable work environment. Instead, they may receive workers’ compensation. However, it is also possible to sue a third-party if they were responsible for causing this accident. In cases of construction accidents, this may be a negligent equipment manufacturer, leasing agent, architect, designer, property owner, general contractor, and more.
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If you have been injured as a result of a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Ruben Law Firm today.