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There are many construction accident lawyers in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. In 2012, 3.7 in every 100 full time workers were injured or suffered work-related illness. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration released a research report recently which stated that ninety-five percent of all serious injuries that constituted entitlement to compensation fell into seven types of injuries, which we’ll go over here.
The first type of injury was when a worker is caught under, caught in, or caught between machinery, which caused parts of the body to be pinched, crushed, or squeezed by machinery. The second type was falling from an elevated platform such as a roof or ladder. The third was falling, slipping, or tripping on a flat surface, usually because of a spill. The fourth was being struck by an object or hitting the body against an object. This includes burst eardrums if the ear was impacted by noise. The fifth was accidents involving a motor vehicle. The sixth type of injury that comprises 95% of construction injuries was musculoskeletal disorders of the ankles, knees, and feet. The final type of injury was upper body musculoskeletal injuries, which mostly affect the neck, arms, and back. If you incurred one of these injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
The laws of Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia seek to protect construction workers who are seriously injured on the job. Almost any serious injury that happened on the job can constitute a personal injury claim. Construction jobs are extremely physically straining and dangerous, thus if you have been injured in a way that prevents you from continuing to do construction work and forces you to switch trades or stop working, you could be entitled to a large compensation.
If you think you have an injury that constitutes a personal injury claim, contact the construction injury lawyers at Cohen & Cohen today. The construction attorneys at Cohen & Cohen take a personal interest in their clients’ injuries and do their best to help their clients file for the maximum amount of financial compensation possible. Construction injuries can be debilitating and painful, see to it that you get the financial compensation you deserve. Construction injuries can lead to missed work, huge medical bills, can take away your ability to do your job, and cause large amounts of psychological stress and physical pain.
Beginning a lawsuit can be a daunting task because of the negative reputations that both lawyers and lawsuits have. If you’re considering your first lawsuit or personal injury claim, you might feel intimidated by the time and money you think a lawsuit will cost you. At Cohen & Cohen, our construction accident attorneys will make you feel comfortable and will handle your case in a time-effective and financially prudent manner. Don’t let your fear of wasting time and money keep you from at least getting an evaluation of how much money you could be entitled to. If you incurred a severe injury while on the job, the state labor laws will protect you in your lawsuit to recover your damages. Don’t waste any more time and call Cohen & Cohen today!