Construction sites are often chaotic, as there are many things happening at once. This can make these sites hazardous in the event that people are not paying attention, equipment is not safe, or there are dangers on the site. This can cause accidents to happen, potentially injuring construction workers in the process. When a construction accident happens due to negligence, the injured party may be able to pursue legal action to recover compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial damages. Continue reading below to learn more and reach out to an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney if you have been injured in a construction accident.
What are Causes of Construction Accidents?
Due to the many moving parts of a construction site, there are a variety of ways that accidents can happen. This can include but is not 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 is injured due to the negligence of another party, they can pursue legal action to recover compensation for the damages they incurred. This can be done by filing a personal injury claim. During this time, the injured party must prove negligence directly caused their injuries with evidence. This 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 injury occurs, construction workers tend to not want to hold their employer legally responsible if they do not have to, as it can make for an uncomfortable environment. It is because of this that workers’ compensation is available in some cases. Another alternative for compensation is a third-party lawsuit. This may be possible if another party, other than an employer, was responsible for the accident. This may be in the event of a negligent equipment manufacturer, leasing agent, architect, designer, property owner, general contractor, and more.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident and wish to speak with an experienced attorney, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.