Montgomery Mall Construction Accident Kills One, Injures Another
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on May 24, 2013 in Negligence
Yesterday there was a terrible construction accident at the Montgomery Mall Parking garage. One man was killed and another was apparently seriously injured.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the man killed and to the man who was seriously injured.
Construction accidents like this typically occur because safety rules are not followed.
A 50,000 pound slab of concrete collapsed in a parking lot that was under construction. The injured worker was pinned for hours before he was rescued. The contractor for the garage is Whiting-Turner Construction Company. Other sub-contractors may also have been involved in the project.
Under Maryland law the injured worker is entitled to Workman's Compensation Benefits, but will not be permitted to file a full blown lawsuit against his employer for negligent safety practices. The injured construction worker's family should retain an attorney to investigate potential third party claims against co-employees, and negligent third parties other than the employer. Maryland workman's compensation benefits include medical bills, 2/3 of the average weekly wage and permanent impairment compensation.
When a serious construction accident occurs in Maryland, the Maryland Department of Labor will investigate and issue the appropriate safety violations which can include fines.