Were you hurt on the job? A Lanham construction accident lawyer can provide free, trusted legal advice about what to do next.
Construction site accidents happen far too often in Lanham and Prince George’s County. Many of them are the result of OSHA safety violations or the negligence of third parties. Even if you’re not sure why or how your accident happened—or who is at fault—we can evaluate your case at no cost to you.
If you or a family member was hurt on a job site in Maryland or Washington D.C., contact GDH Law for a free consultation today.
What To Do After a Construction Site Accident
Injured at a construction site? There are steps you should take as soon as possible. These steps make sure you’re following the law, protecting your rights, and prioritizing your health.
If you’re injured at a Maryland construction site:
- Call 911 if the injuries are serious
- Notify your employer of the accident
- Take pictures (or ask a coworker to take pictures) of the accident site and your injuries
- Go to a doctor, if not already taken to the ER by ambulance
- Keep track of all documents related to your medical care, such as bills and test results
- Make a journal detailing your recovery journey
- Follow all doctor’s orders fully
- Don’t try to work while injured or take part in any other activities your doctor advises against
- Avoid discussing your accident on social media
- Contact an experienced Lanham construction accident lawyer
A construction site injury attorney from GDH Law will go over your case with you for free. We’ll help you determine what type of injury claim to file and how to recover your medical bills and other losses.
Common Construction Site Injuries We Handle at GDH Law
Construction site injuries can change your life permanently. The monetary consequences of a jobsite accident can seriously affect your family’s future. You may be looking at years of medical bills, rehabilitative therapy, prescription medications, and doctor’s appointments.
We help you take back control of your future. You may have suffered one of the common construction site injuries we handle at our law firm, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Sprains, tears, and soft tissue injuries
- Loss of digits, hands, feet, or limbs
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Electrocution injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Permanent disability
- Exposure-related illnesses
Because of the dangerous conditions at a construction site, injuries tend to be very serious. We can assist you as you seek compensation and recovery for all types of injuries, even the most catastrophic. We have the ability to successfully represent individuals working toward financial stability, including those who may never be able to work again.
What Causes Most Construction Accidents in Lanham, MD?
Whether you were hurt in Lanham or another part of Maryland or Washington D.C., there are common factors our construction injury attorneys often see. There are many different causes of jobsite accidents, but some of the most frequent include:
- Falls from heights
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Scaffolding and ladder collapses
- Machinery malfunction
- Falling debris
- Elevator accidents
- Dangerous property conditions
- Struck-by accidents
- Caught-in or caught-between accidents
- Toxic chemical exposure
If you were injured in one of these types of accidents, we can help. If you don’t see your accident type listed above, we encourage you to still reach out to GDH Law to discuss your case. We handle a wide variety of accident types, and we may be able to partner you with a Lanham construction accident attorney who has experience in your particular type of case.
Additionally, if you are the family member of a worker who was killed in a construction site accident, our compassionate wrongful death lawyers can help you forward your case. We protect families from financial crisis after the unexpected passing of a loved one. Our legal team can support you as you seek compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income, and more.
Should You File a Workers’ Compensation Claim or a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Almost every employer in Maryland is required by law to carry workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp is the first avenue for financial help with medical bills and lost wages for most workers in Lanham. So if you were injured on a job site, it’s likely you will first file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer.
However, there may be other parties (besides your employer) that might be responsible for your injuries. These are referred to as third parties. In most cases you can’t file a lawsuit against your employer, but you may be entitled to file an injury claim against a third party.
Because there are so many different entities working together on a construction site, it’s possible that one of them contributed to your accident. For example, a subcontractor, delivery driver, transporter, or product manufacturer could be fully or partially responsible for the incident that caused your injury. Because none of these parties are your employer, you would still be eligible to file a third-party personal injury claim, even if you’re also getting workers’ compensation benefits.
At GDH Law, we can evaluate your case for free. We’ll look at the circumstances to determine if a workers’ compensation claim, personal injury claim, or both is the best way for you to get full compensation for your losses.
Contact a Lanham Construction Accident Lawyer After a Prince George’s County Injury
Let us look at your case and give you a complete picture of your legal options. There is no cost or obligation for you to come meet with us to learn more. No matter which path is the best avenue for your recovery, we’ll help you get there.
Call us or fill out our convenient online contact form to get started. An experienced Lanham construction accident lawyer will be in touch soon to set up a free consultation.