Baltimore Construction Accident Lawyers

Helping Injured Workers Collect Maryland Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations, resulting in a high rate of job-related injuries and deaths. Most employers are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance to protect injured employees and their families. Under Maryland’s Workers’ Compensation program, a worker can collect funds to pay for medical care, disabilities and lost wages arising from an on-the-job accident. Unfortunately, the red tape involved in recovering your rightful compensation can make the process inaccessible at a time when you need immediate financial help.

Since 1980, LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton has collected more than $100 million in settlements on behalf of our personal injury and Workers’ Compensation clients. Our dedication to our clients and our substantial experience in these practice areas enable us to recover the maximum available benefits through your claim as quickly as possible.

OSHA’s Fatal Four Causes of Construction Injuries

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 738 construction workers were killed on the job in 2011. A large number of these injuries were caused by what OSHA dubs the “fatal four,” which are:

  • Being struck by an object
  • Electrocutions
  • Falls
  • Getting caught in or between objects or equipment

OSHA estimates that 419 workers’ lives could be saved every year just by eliminating the fatal four hazards. Yet, contractors often omit crucial safeguards to cut expenses and speed up construction, thereby unnecessarily putting workers’ health and safety at risk.

OSHA Violations That Often Lead to Injuries

The top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations are responsible for many catastrophic injuries in the construction trades, including those involving:

  1. Fall protection
  2. Hazard communication standards
  3. Scaffolding
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Control of hazardous energy — lockout/tagout
  6. Powered industrial trucks
  7. Electrical wiring methods, components and equipment
  8. Ladders
  9. Machines
  10. Electrical systems design

However, under the MD Workers’ Compensation system, you do not need to prove that your employer acted negligently, just that your injury occurred on a jobsite or while you performed a work-related task.

Baltimore Construction Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Recover Compensation for Your Construction Accident Injuries

To recover benefits after being injured in a construction accident, call Maryland Workers’ Compensation lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online. Your initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers is free. Our law firm represents clients on a contingency-fee basis, so you do not pay lawyer fees unless we obtain compensation for you.