When you are operating cranes, tractors, backhoes and other heavy equipment on the job, the tiniest slip up can result in a catastrophic injury. Indeed, there are an infinite number of circumstances under which an injurious heavy equipment accident can happen, and no one can prepare for or prevent them all with absolute certainty.
Fortunately, it does not matter if you are to blame for a workplace accident. If you were injured on the job, you may have a valid worker's compensation claim to pursue benefits related to your injuries. Through a successfully navigated workers' compensation claim, an injured Maryland worker may be able to obtain lost wages benefits, medical benefits and other types of benefits.
At McGowan & Cecil, LLC, we help victims of heavy machinery accidents obtain the workers' benefits they deserve, and we will fight on behalf of our clients until we are absolutely certain that they have been justly treated under the law. We have a long history of helping workers whose accidents were caused by operator error, improper training, improper loading, dangerous workplace conditions and inspection errors.
A worker who suffers a debilitating injury may not be able to continue working. Without work, the worker may not be able to financially support his or her family during the time required to recover from the serious injuries. The injured worker will also face exorbitant and unaffordable medical bills associated with emergency medical services, rehabilitative services and other costs. This is why Maryland's state-subsidized workers' compensation was created -- to protect injured workers in their times of financial need.