If you work in the state of Maryland and have been involved in an industrial accident, it is important to fully understand your rights and how to file a claim. The more information and knowledge you have, the easier it becomes to seek and collect compensation related to your injuries and other damages.
The way you approach an industrial accident claim may not be exactly the same as the next person; however, there are steps you can take as a Maryland worker that will improve your chance of success.
There are many types of industrial accidents, with some of the most common as follows:
— Another contractor, not the company you work for, caused the injury. This could be in relation to leaving debris at a worksite, installing dangerous equipment or striking you with a truck or other work vehicle.
— A defective product, such as a forklift or other piece of machinery, has caused the injury.
— A fall from a structure, such as a building or scaffolding, due to the negligence of another party or equipment defect.
In short, if you have been injured at an industrial worksite, it would be in your best interest to collect the finer details associated with the accident and to then consider your options.
Immediately following an industrial accident, it is essential to receive medical care. From there, you can consult with an attorney if you wish to learn more about your rights as well as state personal injury laws. To get started, browse our website with close attention on the industrial accidents webpage.
Source: Cohen Snyder Eisenberg & Katzenberg PA, “Industrial Accidents” Sep. 16, 2014