Construction Accident Attorneys in Maryland
Commercial buildings, roads, and homes are regularly under construction throughout the state of Maryland. An unfortunate reality of construction sites is that they are a frequent source of injury. Many of the people that get injured on construction sites are workers, but innocent passersby can be hurt as well. If you have been seriously injured on a construction site, it is important to think about your legal options. Regardless of whether you were a construction worker or a pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress. Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates has over 30 years of experience guiding clients through each step of the construction accident claims process. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents
There are many dangerous aspects of a construction site that require precaution and safety measures to be taken. Workers have to be very cautious and wear protective eyewear, helmets and other safety items. When these measures are not taken or someone is acting in an unsafe manner, injuries are likely. It is easy for an accident to occur on a construction site when proper care is not taken. Some of the major causes of construction accidents in Maryland are related to the following accidents:
- Falling debris
- Scaffolding falls
- Scaffolding collapses
- Blade & Saw accidents
- Crane accidents
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Ladder accidents
- Unsafe property conditions
- Building collapses
- Nail gun accidents
- Electric shock
- Lifting injuries
Workers’ Compensation in Maryland
The state of Maryland requires most employers to provide insurance for workers that may be injured on the job. This form of coverage is known as workers’ compensation. If you have been injured while working on a construction site, be sure to notify your employer immediately.
As previously stated, not all construction accidents happen to construction workers. Sometimes, the victims of construction accidents are people unaffiliated with the construction site who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you intend to take legal action, you will have to prove that there was negligence by another party, which ultimately caused you to become injured. However, you may not have a case if you were trespassing on a private construction site without authorization and became injured. The need to provide evidence of the other party’s negligence is referred to as the burden of proof and must be met in all personal injury cases. An experienced injury attorney can help you find evidence to satisfy the burden of proof. If your case is successful, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, lost future wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other burdens caused by the accident.
Contact a Howard County Construction Accidents Attorney
Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates understands how much an injury can impact your life for years to come. Our experienced legal team is committed to guiding you through each step of the claims process, whether you were an injured worker or injured as a pedestrian. We have over 30 years of experience helping clients navigate these matters to achieve a successful outcome. For quality legal representation in your construction site accident case, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.