Construction Site Accident Lawyer in Baltimore

Workers’ Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries

People in Baltimore understand that construction projects are an ever-present part of our growing community. However, this growth presents a heightened risk for construction site injuries. Due to the nature of construction sites, workers’ injuries can often be life-altering. 

If you are a construction worker who has suffered injuries on the job, you know that dealing with workers’ compensation claims can be a daunting process. The experienced Baltimore workers’ compensation lawyers at Cohen & Dwin, P.A., want to make your journey toward justice as straightforward and stress-free as possible. 

Call us today or contact us online for a free consultation with our Baltimore workers’ compensation lawyers assisting construction workers. Let us help you secure the maximum benefits you are entitled to.

Why You Need Our Baltimore Construction Accident Lawyers

Workers’ compensation is a complex legal landscape that requires knowledge, experience, and strength to navigate. Many injured workers struggle to know what steps to take during this process while trying to recover from their injuries and still pay the bills. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you when you need it the most.

At Cohen & Dwin, P.A., we have been standing strong for injured workers since 1977. Our experienced team is well-versed in Maryland workers’ compensation law and thoroughly understands the unique challenges injured construction workers face in Baltimore. We are ready to work diligently to protect your rights, file your claims correctly, and pursue your case aggressively, all with the ultimate goal of securing every cent of the benefits you deserve for your work-related injury.

Most Common Accidents and Injuries on Construction Sites in Baltimore

Construction sites can be hazardous environments. Accidents can occur with barely a moment’s notice, often leading to severe, sometimes life-altering injuries. Some of the most common types of construction accidents in Baltimore include: 

  • Falls from heights (such as scaffolding or ladders)
  • Being struck by falling objects
  • Electrocutions
  • Machinery accidents
  • Trench collapses
  • Fires and explosions
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Crane accidents
  • Lifting accidents
  • Traffic accidents
  • Heat exhaustion and overexertion

These accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Severe burns 
  • Deep cuts
  • Crush injuries and compartment syndrome
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Amputation and loss of limbs or digits
  • Back injuries, including ruptured discs
  • Broken bones
  • Joint damage
  • Strained, sprained, and torn ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other soft tissue
  • Hearing loss and vision loss
  • Repetitive stress conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome

Exposure to harmful substances on construction sites can also lead to severe health complications, including occupational diseases like mesothelioma and lead poisoning. Whatever your injury, the team at Cohen & Dwin, P.A., has the experience necessary to work toward a favorable outcome.

Construction Accidents and Workers’ Comp Claims in Baltimore

When a construction accident occurs, the immediate physical pain can be overwhelming. However, the financial burdens associated with medical bills and lost wages can be equally devastating. Workers’ compensation is designed to provide a safety net for employees who are injured on the job.

Maryland law requires employers with one or more employees to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. That means if you are employed as a construction worker, and you are injured on the job or develop an occupational disease, you have a right to seek compensation for your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and a portion of your lost wages. 

Workers’ compensation benefits are available without having to prove fault. In other words, you could recover benefits even if your employer did nothing wrong or if you were somewhat careless.

What Rights Do Construction Workers Have Under Maryland Law?

Maryland law provides several protections for construction workers injured on the job. Notably, you have the right to seek medical treatment for your injuries and to file a workers’ compensation claim without fear of retaliation from your employer. In certain circumstances, if a third party other than your employer is at fault for your injury, you may have the right to file a separate personal injury lawsuit. 

Understanding and asserting these rights is crucial for protecting your interests. At Cohen & Dwin, P.A., we proudly champion the rights of construction workers to seek the justice they deserve.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injured Construction Workers

In Baltimore and throughout Maryland, workers’ compensation benefits extend beyond just medical expenses and a portion of lost wages. They can also cover the costs of vocational rehabilitation if your injuries prevent you from returning to your former job. 

In the tragic event of a construction worker’s death due to a work-related accident, workers’ comp provides death benefits to surviving family members. The death benefits include a lump-sum payment for funeral and burial expenses, as well as weekly benefit payments that must last at least five years.

Each case is unique, and the benefits you are eligible to receive can depend on several factors, including the severity of your injury and the speed of your recovery. Our lawyers are ready to review your situation and discuss how much you could be entitled to recover.

Appealing a Rejected or Undervalued Workers’ Compensation Claim

Despite the rights and protections Maryland law provides, not all workers’ compensation claims receive immediate approval. Claims can be denied or undervalued for many reasons, including discrepancies in medical records, disputes over whether an injury is work-related, or simple administrative errors.

If you find yourself with a rejected or undervalued workers’ compensation claim, you do not have to accept this outcome. Our attorneys can help you request a hearing by submitting an Issues Form to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. A Commissioner conducts the hearing and issues a determination about whether workers’ comp benefits should be paid and, if so, at what level. 

We can request a rehearing if you’re unhappy with the Commissioner’s decision. These are not usually granted, except in cases of legal error or if there is new evidence. The final option is to file an appeal with the Circuit Court. Our lawyers are prepared to fight for what you deserve at every level of appeal.

Learn Your Options After a Baltimore Construction Work Injury 

No one should have to face the challenges of workers’ compensation claims alone, especially when dealing with the aftermath of a serious construction accident. At Cohen & Dwin, P.A., we believe in standing up for the rights of construction workers in Baltimore and throughout Maryland.

With us on your side, you will have a team of dedicated advocates who will relentlessly pursue the benefits you’re owed. Whether you have just suffered an injury on the job or are struggling with a rejected workers’ compensation claim, we are here to help.

Don’t let the challenges of a workers’ compensation claim derail your life. Call Cohen & Dwin, P.A., today or contact us online for a free consultation. Let’s discuss your options, assess your claim, and devise a plan to secure the benefits you need.