The state of Maryland owes a lot to our construction workers, who are among the most underappreciated members of our society. Unfortunately, when they are injured, they often are left to pick up the pieces alone. Not anymore. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about workplace accidents and how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead.
What should I do if I have been injured in a construction site accident?
If you have been injured in a construction site accident, as long as you are physically capable, you should take several steps to ensure that you have all the evidence needed to win a future personal injury claim so you may obtain the compensation you need to heal. After an accident, try and do the following:
- The first thing you should do is notify your supervisor of the accident. He or she should document it and contact the police, who will send an ambulance to the scene.
- Next, you should ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information so they may verify your claim at a later date.
- From here, you should take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident before anyone has the chance to clear them away.
- Once you are treated at a hospital, ensure you ask your doctor for all documentation concerning your injuries, as well as how your injuries may prevent you from returning to work.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney who can obtain all other evidence needed to prove your claim, such as security camera footage of the accident as it happened.
Who do I sue for being injured on the job in Maryland?
If you are injured in a construction site accident, you will have to hire an attorney who can help you file a workers’ compensation claim, which should cover a portion of your medical bills. However, that being said, sometimes workers’ compensation does not cover all of the expenses incurred as a result of your injury, in which case our firm can bring a third-party claim against the liable party without having to sue your employer. For example, if you were injured due to a defective piece of equipment, we may sue that equipment designer or manufacturer. This allows you to receive the compensation you need without having to lose your job.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED MARYLAND FIRM
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.