There are many causes of workplace injury in the state of Maryland. While everybody is aware of the risks associated with their job, no one believes that he or she will ever become a victim. Things can happen that are out of a worker’s control, thus leading to a situation in which he or she is injured.
A safe construction site is one that is always kept clean. When a site is not maintained as it should be, the chance of an accident and subsequent workplace injury is much greater.
Most construction sites are full of equipment, tools and a variety of building materials. For this reason, many accidents are related to debris that is left in an area where it should not have been.
Most cases related to scattered debris are slip and fall claims. With debris scattered recklessly, the chance of a worker tripping and being injured increases. Along with scattered debris cases, there are claims resulting from falling debris, such as when something falls from a building and injures a person below.
Construction workers are well aware of the risks they take when they are on the job. That being said, most expect that the site will be kept well maintained to reduce or eliminate the chance of an accident.
If the event that you or a loved one are injured in a site debris accident, it is important to learn more about your rights as a worker. This includes any type of claim you can make. You can obtain the knowledge necessary by visiting our website and reading over the construction site debris page.