Getting benefits after a construction worker accident
Construction worksites tend to be some of the most dangerous workplaces in Maryland. Indeed, all manner of accidents can happen to a construction worker at any time, and for this reason, construction workers and employers alike must adhere to safety regulations and extreme caution on the job. That said, accidents will happen and there is only so much that workers and employers can do to limit the chance of one occurring. This is where workers' compensation can help.
One of the most common ways that construction workers seriously hurt themselves is when they fall from a scaffolding or ladder. Any type of fall -- even a minor one -- can result in broken bones, fractured skulls, broken teeth, traumatic brain injury and spine injuries. Injuries related to falls from ladders often result in costly medical bills, which most construction workers cannot afford to pay without the assistance of workers' compensation benefits.
Can you imagine being a laborer at a construction site, living from paycheck to paycheck and struggling to keep food on the table for your family? What would happen to this kind of worker and his or her family if a job site accident renders him or her unable to work? When a worker is injured in Maryland, the state's workers' compensation system steps in to offer a lifeline of financial support. That is, if the worker can qualify for those much-needed benefits.
The fact is, numerous injured workers are denied benefits every single year -- even workers who have the legal right to those benefits. If you or your family member has been denied workers' compensation benefits after a serious construction site injury, an experienced workers' compensation attorney might be able to help you get the benefits you deserve.
At McGowin & Cecil, we take pride in the work we do to help injured construction workers get the benefits they need. We have helped numerous Maryland workers get benefits to pay for their medical care; we have also helped workers secure income-replacement benefits to pay for time spent recovering and unable to work.