Construction Accident Lawsuits and Workers’ Compensation

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Injuries suffered at construction sites are often life-altering, forcing an employee to go without work for an extended period of time, or potentially limiting their ability to work the same job in the future.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, make sure you know your legal rights. Our experienced Maryland construction accident attorney at the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, LLC has many years of Construction Accident casesexperience helping victims of construction accidents obtain the compensation they deserve. In many cases, you may be eligible to file both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party lawsuit.

To find out how our Bethesda construction accident injury attorney can help you, call (301) 605-9469 to schedule a free consultation today.

Navigating the Workers’ Compensation System

Construction companies are well aware of the risks that come with construction work. In most cases the state requires them to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect you if you are injured. If you are injured on the job, you must file a workers’ compensation claim to obtain medical and lost wage benefits. However, at the same time when you make a workers’ compensation claim, you cannot file a separate lawsuit against your employer for the same injury except in very limited circumstances.

This process is more complicated than it seems. Many injured workers face long processing delays or even outright denials of their claims. When you have suffered a severe injury, it is crucial that you receive compensation as soon as possible to pay medical bills and make up for lost income. Attorney Stuart L. Plotnick can help you file an accurate, airtight workers’ compensation claim. If you already filed a claim that was denied, we will help you counter it with an effective appeal.

Filing a Third-Party Construction Accident Lawsuit

Even though employers are protected by the workers’ compensation system, you can still file a lawsuit against any third parties who were liable for your injuries. “Third-parties” are other people or companies who may be responsible for your accident. These parties may include:

  • Manufacturers of defective machinery
  • Distributors of defective machinery
  • Engineers and design architects
  • Other contractors
  • Delivery companies
  • Inspection companies

Since workers’ compensation often limits the amount of compensation you can receive, a third-party lawsuit is often the only way to receive compensation for the full financial impact your injuries have had on your life.

Experienced Maryland Construction Accident Lawyer

With over a decade of experience as a construction and insurance defense lawyer, Stuart L. Plotnick has a detailed understanding of both sides of construction accident cases, giving him unique insight into the many complexities and legal technicalities that govern construction accident cases.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, don’t try to handle your claim alone. While you focus on recovering, we will focus on pushing your claim through the workers’ compensation system and investigating your accident to identify any third parties that are liable. You can trust us to give your case the personal attention and expert resources it needs to succeed.

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Contact our Bethesda Construction Accident Lawyer Today

Please contact the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, LLC today to schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced Bethesda construction accident lawyer. Mr. Plotnick represents injured construction workers throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.