If you suffered injuries while working on a construction site, you should not have to pay for medical care or shoulder lost wages on your own. When your injuries occur because of the work you were doing for the property owner or an employer, you may qualify for workers’ compensation coverage. This coverage is available regardless of fault to help workers pay for injury-related expenses and help make ends meet until they can return to work. In addition, you could qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit.
At Jenner Law, our construction site and workplace injury lawyers help people recover missed wages and medical care coverage after an on-the-job injury. This can apply to chronic use injuries or acute accident injuries. We will discuss your options with you for free today if you have questions or are ready to fight for compensation.
Why You Need A Baltimore Construction Accident Lawyer
In a former life, Rob Jenner was counsel to the largest electric utility in the Baltimore- Washington area. Representing the utility in multiple trials, Rob learned the ins and outs of high stakes construction site litigation in cases involving cause and origin of fires; crane failures; building construction failures; OSHA regulations; traffic signal irregularities; and the like.
We understand the safety measures necessary to protect the men and women working to build our homes, office buildings and bridges—and the management mistakes and shortcuts that lead to tragic accidents. We also know the duty property owners and employers have to keep workers safe and what injured workers can do if those responsible fail to uphold this duty.
It may be possible to get workers’ compensation benefits, pursue a personal injury case, or take other steps to get money after a job site injury. We help clients with many types of injury cases, including falls, burns, toxic exposure, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and more. Whether you are not sure what to do first or were denied workers’ compensation benefits, we are here to help. We provide free case assessments for all injured workers in Baltimore.
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How Our Baltimore Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Jenner Law brings its extensive knowledge of safety codes and modern technology to the investigation of construction injury cases. We exhaustively search safety records, take comprehensive depositions, and have pioneered the use of video technology and computer animation to illustrate how each accident happened and its impact on our clients.
In these complex cases, we rely upon both our experience and the wisdom developed by leading construction safety experts to determine what went wrong. We want to know:
- Were all OSHA regulations and contractual safety requirements met?
- Were best practice safety measures such as perimeter cables and safety nets used?
- Were all workers properly trained?
We understand the unique issues that can occur in these cases, such as recovering compensation for injuries suffered by an independent contractor or when one subcontractor causes another to get hurt. Our attorneys know how to identify the at-fault parties. We determine the best route for our clients to recover compensation to pay bills and get medical care until they are healed and can return to work.
Benefits Available to Injured Workers in Baltimore
The money you can get in a construction site or workplace injury claim will depend on:
- What caused your injuries
- The severity of your injuries
- Whether you can return to your previous job
- Your options for recovering money
A Jenner Law attorney will begin by assessing your legal options for getting money based on the status of your employment, the facts of the case, and other details. In general, if you are an employee hurt at work, you will not be able to sue your employer. Instead, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) requires all companies with one or more employees to provide workers’ compensation coverage.
Workers’ compensation coverage should pay for your medical bills, a portion of your missed income, and vocational benefits as needed. However, you might have a case against a negligent third party such as a subcontractor or a vendor, as well.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Construction Site Injuries
When a third-party is at-fault, you can likely file a claim based on their liability insurance or sue them in civil court. This could give you the chance to get money for:
- Your medical bills (if not covered by workers’ compensation)
- Your lost income
- Future lost wages if you cannot go back to work at the same capacity, or at all
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible damages
Jenner Law represents those whose loved ones died in construction site accidents, too. We are here for your family if your loved one passed away from their injuries.
Injuries Commonly Suffered by Construction Site Workers
Construction is among the most dangerous careers for workers. Unless all best practices, safety protocols, and OSHA standards are followed closely every time, injuries can and do occur. The job itself has many risks. The most common injuries involve:
- Scaffolding, ladders, and other elevated areas
- Forklifts and other heavy equipment
- Eye and face injuries
- Hearing damage
- Back injuries
While minor injuries are most common and many workers recover relatively quickly, some suffer catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries. As a result, they may never return to their previous position or go back to work at all.
If you suffered acute injuries or have a chronic use injury because of your construction work, you might be able to get compensation to cover your care, lost income, and more.
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If you would like to speak to an experienced workplace injury attorney, give us a call. The call and initial consultation are free. We represent clients at no upfront cost—you will only pay us attorney’s fees if we recover money for you in your case.
The Superior Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts appointed ROB JENNER to the Executive Committee for the Columbia Gas fire and explosion litigation stemming from disasters that occurred in the Boston suburbs on September 13, 2019. His expertise led to his placement on the settlement team that obtained a $143,000,000 settlement with Columbia Gas.
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