Dedicated Baltimore Personal Injury Attorneys Get Results for Injured Construction Workers
Helping those involved in worksite accidents secure compensation and hold employers responsible for negligence
Heavy equipment, large-scale structures and a variety of other hazards make construction sites dangerous for anyone who visits or works there. While regulations are in place to make worksites as safe as possible, common oversights or attempts to cut corners can easily put you in harm’s way. If you’ve suffer an injury on a worksite, the Baltimore construction accident attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, help you secure the compensation owed to you.
Common accidents on construction sites
Accidents are unexpected, but usually preventable. Most incidents are caused by simple mistakes, failure to adhere to safety regulations or poorly maintained equipment. The most common incidents as reported by OSHA include:
- Construction site falls: Falls are such a problem on construction sites that they are one of OSHA’s most frequently cited safety violations. A sudden drop from a ladder, bucket truck or even a low wall without a proper harness can cause injuries ranging from broken bones to severe head trauma
- Power surges: Power supplies around a construction site are complex and temporary, creating a heightened risk for something to go wrong and injure someone on-site. Improper grounding, overloading a fuse and exposed wiring all put workers in danger
- Building collapse: If you were in the wrong place at the wrong time during a demolition or at a construction site accident, you can suffer serious injuries from falling debris or by falling yourself
Construction worksite injuries are serious
Injuries from accidents can affect construction workers for weeks, months or even years following an incident. Whether you are you unable to work or suffering from constant pain and limited mobility, the impact of injuries on a construction site should not be underestimated:
- Shocks: Poorly installed power sources increase the risk of electric shocks, along with faulty or improperly maintained tools, which may cause burns on the skin, muscle damage or affect the heart
- Burns: Roofing tar, asphalt, welding equipment, and other construction materials can burn workers causing permanent tissue and nerve damage
- Fractures: With falls being so common at worksite, broken bones are a very real threat to workers, along with equipment malfunctions that can break limbs with ease. Recovery times can take months, with lingering stiffness and limited mobility after the fact
- Spinal cord damage: Some of the most severe injuries a worker can suffer are damage to the back, vertebrae and discs, causing constant discomfort and. in the worst cases, paralysis
Medical costs, lost income and physical discomfort quickly take their toll on injured construction workers. If you’ve suffered an injury that’s impaired your ability to work, our experienced construction accident attorneys help you recover those lost wages and get damages for medical costs.
Let our Maryland construction accident attorneys fight for your right to damages after an accident injury
Your employers have a responsibility to keep you safe on every worksite you visit. If you’ve been involved in an accident and can’t work or need medical care, you’re entitled to payment for your financial hardship and personal suffering. For a free consultation, call us at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online. We serve Baltimore County, Howard County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s County and Harford County. We work on a contingency basis, which means our firm does not receive any fees unless we recover compensation for you.