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Baltimore Construction Accident Attorney

Baltimore is a city full of major construction projects, and with these projects comes the potential for injuries while on the job.  Due to the dangerous nature of their work, construction workers are more likely to be injured on the job than others.  Construction workers injured on the job should know their rights. Baltimore construction accident attorney Steven H. Heisler has the wide-ranging knowledge and experience to help you get what you deserve if you have suffered a work injury. Call Steven H. Heisler today at 410-625-4878 for a free consultation.

In many construction accidents, the injury claim is handled through workers’ compensation insurance.  But, in other cases, there are third parties who can be held liable for the construction worker’s injuries; they can be named in a personal injury lawsuit that seeks damages beyond what is available under workers’ compensation.  A construction accidents attorney can review your case and determine whether your accident falls in this category.

Why Choose Us To Be Your Construction Accident Lawyer?

There are thousands of construction accident lawyers in Baltimore, and you may be undecided as to which one you should choose to represent you.  Steven H. Heisler has the experience and fighting spirit to go against the insurance companies and make sure that you get compensated for your construction injuries.  These are some other reasons to hire Steven H. Heisler:

  • Steve has literally been fighting his whole life. He was a Golden Gloves boxer in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  He knows how to throw it down against tough opponents, like insurance companies.
  • Steve fights for workers.  He worked as an organizer for the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union, Local #7, and organized vendors and concession workers at Camden Yards.
  • Steve gets results.  He has settled lawsuits in the millions of dollars.
  • Steve’s clients have told him how his fighting spirit helped in their case.  Take a look at his testimonials.
  • Steve fights for his clients’ rights and has helped thousands of clients get the justice they deserve for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

If you are still deciding which Baltimore construction accident attorney to hire, remember that Steven H. Heisler is known as “The Injury Lawyer” for good reason.  Give him a call today at 410-625-4878 to discuss your case.  Your initial consultation is free and you pay attorney fees only if and when you win compensation.

What Will A Baltimore Construction Accident Attorney Do For Me?

An injured construction worker might think that they can handle the workers’ compensation claim or a negligence case against a third party on their own.  There are many reasons not to do this. First and foremost, you shouldn’t have to worry about legal matters when you are recovering from your injuries.  When you hire a construction accident lawyer, we will:

  • Meet with you to discuss your injuries and what caused them
  • Come up with a plan of action for your claim
  • Examine the evidence from the scene of the accident, including pictures and video, if available
  • Interview any witnesses to the construction accident
  • Negotiate with the insurance company to come up with a settlement that suits your needs
  • File any paperwork with the Maryland workers’ compensation commission or with the court
  • Take your case to court if a fair settlement can’t be reached with the insurance company and any third parties.

An experienced construction accident attorney will fight for your rights as well as work to get you the compensation you deserve.  Being injured at the job can be stressful, and you may be anxious about what the future holds.  Let us handle your claim so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.

Common Causes of Construction Accidents

There can be many causes of construction accidents because each construction site is unique.  However, there are some common causes of construction accidents that we have seen over the years.  Some of these common causes are:

  • Slips and falls
  • Being hit or crushed by a heavy object
  • Crane collapse
  • Being electrocuted
  • Being stuck or caught in between heavy machinery
  • Defective products
  • Lack of proper training
  • Bad lighting on the work site
  • Problems with scaffolding
  • Collision with another construction vehicle
  • Boom lift defect.

No matter the cause of your construction accident, you have to make sure that your rights are protected. Hire Steven H. Heisler, a lawyer who will help you fight for compensation for your injuries.

Types of Injuries at Construction Sites

In addition to the numerous types of accidents that can occur at a construction site, there are many types of injuries that can be sustained as well.  While every case is different and injuries vary per case, some of the common injuries that we have seen are:

  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord/back injuries
  • Pinched nerves
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Hearing loss
  • Sight loss
  • Paraplegia/ Quadriplegia
  • Emotional and psychological injuries like post traumatic stress disorder.

If you have been injured while working at a construction site, Baltimore construction accident attorney Steven H. Heisler is here to help.  We will fight the insurance companies for you and will be there for you every step of the way.  Initial consultations are free, so call us today at 410-625-4878.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim versus Filing a Lawsuit

Most employers, with few exceptions, have to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees.  If you are injured at the job, you would file a claim with the workers’ compensation board.  If your claim is approved, you will obtain medical, income, and death benefits such as:

  • Hospital bills and other ongoing medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Prescriptions
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Death benefits for your family.

Workers’ compensation insurance in Maryland does not cover any non-economic losses that you incur because of the accident – in other words, compensation for pain and suffering and similar negative effects on your life.  In addition, if you are not a bona fide employee (i.e., if you are an independent contractor), you will not be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

If you file a workers’ compensation claim for injuries sustained on the job, you will not be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer.  They pay for workers’ compensation insurance to compensate their employees for injuries and in return are shielded from suit.

This doesn’t mean that you will not be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against third parties.  There can be other parties and entities that can be sued in court for injuries that you sustained on the job if they were responsible.  Two examples are:

  • A subcontractor working on the construction site who caused the accident and your injuries
  • A company that manufactured a piece of equipment that was defective and caused your injuries.

By meeting with an experienced and knowledgeable construction accident attorney like Steven H. Heisler, you will know whether you can file a personal injury lawsuit against a party other than your employer.  Steven has seen all types of work-related injuries and knows how to get to the bottom of what happened.  You may be entitled to compensation from one or more companies working at  the construction site.  Personal injury lawsuits will usually pay more for your injuries than workers’ compensation benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Every case is unique, but, over the years, our Baltimore construction accident attorney has heard many common questions.  Some of those common questions include:

What Should I Do First If I am Injured at a Construction Site?

Your health should be your first and foremost concern.  Seek medical attention right away and deal with the rest at another time.

How Long Do I Have To File a Construction Injury Workers Compensation Claim?

According to Maryland law, you have two years to file your claim with the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission.

How Long Do I Have to File A Construction Injury Third Party Negligence Claim?

Maryland law requires you to file a civil lawsuit within three years of the date of your injury.

I am Being Blamed For the Construction Accident.  What Should I do?

Speak with your attorney right away. Maryland’s workers’ compensation system is considered “no-fault,” which means you can still receive benefits if you made a mistake that led to the accident.  However, if you are at fault for the incident, you cant sue a third party for negligence but can still file your workers compensation claim.

What Happens if My Employer Disputes My Claim?

This is a common occurrence. The workers’ compensation board will hold a hearing if your employer disputes the claim.  If you have a third party claim, and the insurance company for the third party disputes it, you can take your case to court and let a jury decide.

Baltimore Construction Accident Attorney Steven H. Heisler Will Fight For You

If you are injured while working at a construction site, you are not alone.  It happens to thousands of people every year. It is important that your financial future is secure after an accident at a construction site and that you are compensated for your injuries.

Steven H. Heisler has been fighting for his clients since 1996 and has secured millions of dollars in settlements.  His no-nonsense attitude and caring personality has helped his clients feel at ease during the entire legal process.  You are not alone.  Steven H. Heisler is here to help.  Give us a call at 410-625-4878 to schedule a free consultation.  Remember, we only get paid if you are compensated.

Attorney Steve Heisler

Steve Heisler decided in 1996 that he was going to focus his law practice exclusively on injury cases. Since then, he has been representing injured people against insurance companies, disreputable medical practitioners and Big Pharma, and doing it with compassion, honesty and level-headed rationality. [ Attorney Bio ]