Workplace accidents happen often. However, some workplaces are more dangerous than others. For example, when it comes to construction sites, there are countless ways for an accident to occur. Read on to learn more about construction site accidents and what to do if an injury occurs.
Common causes of construction accidents
Unfortunately, construction site accidents are common due to all of the hazards present. These accidents often involve:
- Scaffolding collapses
- Trench cave-ins
- Lifting injuries
- Toxic waste injuries
- Slips and falls
- Falling debris
- Ladder collapses
- Other defective equipment
- Careless or negligent supervisors/management
What do I do if I am injured in a construction accident?
If you are injured in a construction site accident, it is important to take the following steps:
- Notify your supervisor: Be sure to alert your supervisor that an accident occurred right away.
- Call 911: It is important to call the police as soon as an accident occurs. They can send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, ensure the scene is safe, and more.
- Document the scene: While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, it is important to take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur.
- Obtain witness contacts: If anyone saw your accident occur, they may be able to provide important witness testimony.
- Seek medical attention: It is important to go to the hospital immediately after an injury. This will ensure that your injuries are properly treated while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries, which can play a large role in a personal injury case.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. However, it is important to act quickly. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations is typically three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within three years will likely mean forfeiting your opportunity to recover compensation.
If you have been injured at a construction site, you will need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. Reach out to our firm today to discuss your case.
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