Maryland, Virginia & Washington, D.C. Construction Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation Claims
Construction sites can be dangerous places to work. Because of the heavy machinery involved, the use of dangerous tools and equipment, and the overall physical nature of the work, the risk of serious personal injury is much higher than other work environments. While the threat of injury is apparent, workers have the right to reasonably expect that their workplace is safe and they are protected from dangerous conditions.
At Portner & Shure, P.A., our construction accident lawyers have extensive experience helping those who have sustained a serious injury at work. We understand that you work hard for your living and the burden that is placed upon you when you have to miss work because of an injury caused by negligence in the workplace. That’s why we fight for you to make sure that you’re taken care of in your time of need.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident, contact us today at (855) 954-4141 for your free consultation.
Types of Construction Accidents
There are many ways to be injured on the job at a construction site. Even if you take the proper safety precautions while you work, there are countless other variables that can make the workplace dangerous. Whether it’s faulty or ill-maintained equipment, another worker’s negligence, or the company failing to provide safe working conditions, the threat of injury is real.
Examples of injuries on construction sites include:
- A fall from a large height due to a defective ladder/scaffolding that was improperly erected
- Accident caused by a reckless driver of heavy machinery
- Hazardous chemical exposure due to improper handling or storage
- Electrical shock from improperly placed or defective electrical lines
- Work-related repetitive motion injuries
- Defective products or safety equipment
- Accident caused by an employer’s negligence or intentional or egregious conduct
- An accident caused by a third party contractor
These accidents can lead to serious personal injury that can leave you out of work, cause permanent complications, and in even worse cases, wrongful death. Some of the injuries that may result from these accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Broken bones/fractures
- Scarring and disfigurement
Our experienced legal team has the knowledge and skills to help you during these trying times and fight to get you the compensation you need to get your life back.
Complexities of Construction Site Injury Cases
Construction zones are fundamentally dangerous. When an employee is injured at a construction site, the injuries can be severe. If a construction worker is electrocuted, falls, or gets hit by a falling object, they are likely to suffer serious injuries or death.
Construction site accident cases can be legally and factually complex. Merely because you were injured while at the construction site does not correlate to you being entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. You must be an employee who suffered an accidental injury while acting within the scope of your employment.
If you were not working at the time of the accident but suffered an injury at a construction site due to the negligence of another person or entity, you may have a personal injury case. You should contact an experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney to discuss your options.
Injuries at construction sites typically involve:
- Conveyor accidents
- Crane accidents
- Defective power tools
- Defective railings
- Exposed wires and electrocutions
- Propane explosions
Your Employer Should Have Workers’ Comp
All employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance, but simply filing a workers’ compensation claim does not guarantee success. Although workers’ compensation cases are not “against” your employer, do not assume that your employer and their insurance company are on your side.
Workers’ compensation benefits include your medical costs and a portion of your lost income. Wages are determined by a wage statement provided by your employer/boss. The attorneys at Portner & Shure can assist you in obtaining the requisite information, and ensure your case moves smoothly. Most importantly, we work tirelessly to obtain the maximum compensation possible, so our clients can focus primarily on recovering.
Personal Injury Lawsuit & Workers’ Compensation
Many workers who are injured on the job don’t speak with construction accident lawyers after a workplace accident because they believe that workers’ compensation will take care of everything. Workers’ compensation is designed to help those injured on the job by providing compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and helping with a partial or permanent disability.
Every employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. While these benefits do help those who have suffered workplace injuries, our experienced workers’ compensation and construction accident lawyers at Portner & Shure, P.A. can help maximize your claim, as we have decades of experience fighting insurance companies and have obtained more than $300 million in verdicts and past settlements. Insurance companies often try to avoid paying accident victims the compensation they rightfully deserve. We can fight to make sure that you receive the fair amount of compensation needed.
In many cases, if your injury was caused by the negligence of your employer or another worker, you have the right to file a claim against them. These claims follow just like any personal injury claims in that you must show the negligent party caused your accident.
To have a successful personal injury claim from a workplace accident, you must:
- Show that another person or entity had a duty to act in a reasonable and safe manner in regards to you
- The person or entity failed to perform that duty and was negligent
- You were injured as a result of that negligence
Other ways our experienced lawyers can help you during this process include:
- Helping with the filing of your claim
- Negotiating a proper settlement
- Pursuing maximum recovery
- Appealing a denial of your claim
Contact a Top-Rated Construction Accident Lawyer Today
At Portner & Shure, P.A., we believe in providing professional and sincere representation to all of our clients. As a nationally-recognized law firm, we have the knowledge and resources to help with every aspect of your case. We also have members of our legal team who are fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese to assist with clients of all backgrounds.
Because of the different aspects of every case, our lawyers can help you determine which course of action is best for your particular case, whether it be workers’ compensation or a personal injury suit.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, contact us today at (855) 954-4141 for your free consultation.
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