Construction accidents are devastating, and unfortunately, those involved find themselves seriously injured. Construction workers are among the most diligent members of our society, and we owe them a great debt, which is why Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates is honored to help all injured construction workers in Maryland. If you were recently hurt in such an accident, you should read on and reach out to our experienced Howard County construction accident attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through each phase of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most construction accidents occur?
Construction accidents happen for several reasons, though they are typically due to OSHA violations and dangerous work conditions. Just some of the most common causes of construction accidents are as follows:
- Defective equipment
- Scaffold collapses
- Dangerous ladders
- Trench cave-ins
- Defective harnesses
- Dangerous property conditions
If you’ve been hurt on the job due to any of the aforementioned, there’s a strong chance you’ll qualify for compensation.
How do I know whether to file a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim?
The circumstances of your accident and the extent of your injuries will largely determine whether we file a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim. In most cases, injured workers’ will simply file a workers’ comp claim with their employer, which should compensate them for the cost of their injury and a portion of their lost wages. Workers’ compensation is a type of no-fault insurance that most employers are required to carry. When an employee is injured, regardless of who is at fault, they should receive compensation through a workers’ comp claim. Our Howard County workers’ compensation attorneys can walk you through the process.
You should note, however, that in some cases, such as when a construction accident occurs as a result of a liable third-party who is not your employer, you may have grounds to file a third-party personal injury claim. A common example of a valid third-party claim is when a worker is hurt because of defective construction equipment. In this case, we may sue the equipment manufacturer or designer for the maximum compensation on your behalf. If you have additional questions or would like to get started, give us a call today.
Contact Our Howard County, Maryland Firm
If you or a family member has sustained serious injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today. We are here to provide you with the steady and effective legal guidance you deserve.