Maryland Workplace Accident Lawyers You Can Trust
Our law firm fights for injured workers in Silver Spring and beyond
Workplaces should be safe and free of hazardous conditions. Unfortunately, many workers sustain serious injuries on the job every day. When this happens, it’s critical that injured workers receive immediate medical attention. The next step is to make sure these workers fully understand their legal rights.
That’s where our law firm comes in. Our dedicated workplace accident attorneys at Goldberg Finnegan have years of experience standing up for the rights of injured workers in Silver Spring and communities throughout Maryland. We know which laws apply and what compensation is available to injured workers. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success.
Workplace accidents by the numbers
- 4.2 million – injured workers who seek medical care each year on average nationwide.
- 12,500 – injured workers in Maryland who report being hurt each year on average.
- 5,100 – fatal workplace accidents nationwide each year on average.
What are common workplace accidents?
Work-related accidents can be serious and often cover a wide range. According to the Maryland Department of Labor and other sources, some of the most common work-related accidents in the state involve:
- Slip, trip and fall accidents.
- Falls from a height.
- Being struck by an object.
- Being crushed in between objects or machinery.
- Burn injuries.
- Exposure to toxic chemicals or hazardous materials.
Which jobs have the most workplace accidents?
While workplace accidents and injuries can occur while working at any job, certain professions have more accidents than others. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Maryland Department of Labor, the most dangerous professions with the most workplace injuries include:
- Construction and extraction workers.
- Industrial workers, including warehouse workers.
- Commercial truck drivers.
- Landscaping workers.
- Agricultural workers.
Common construction accident injuries
Construction workers (including roofers, carpenters, heavy equipment operators, electricians, demolition workers and plumbers) have one of the highest accident rates of any profession. Each year, more than 1,000 construction fatalities and 150,000 construction injuries occur on average nationwide, according to the BLS. Some of the most common construction accident injuries include:
- Concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) due to being hit on the head by a falling object or slipping and falling and hitting their head.
- Broken bones due to falling or being crushed by machinery or falling objects.
- Cuts, lacerations, and amputation injuries.
- Forklift accident injuries, either involving the forklift operator or other construction workers.
- Burn injuries caused by fires, explosions, or exposure to hazardous chemicals.
- Power tool accident injuries.
- Backhoe accident injuries.
- Heavy equipment injuries.
- Electrocution injuries.
What is a third-party claim?
Many times, workplace injuries are caused by someone who works for another company. When this happens, injured workers often need to file a third-party claim or lawsuit against the other company.
Third-party claims are especially common in cases involving injured construction workers. That’s because there’s often more than one company working at the same construction site. These cases can also be especially complicated from a legal standpoint. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney assisting you with your third-party claim or lawsuit.
How can a work accident attorney help?
Just because you should be financially compensated for your workplace injury does not mean you will automatically receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. Often, insurance companies, other businesses, and at-fault parties responsible for your losses will do everything they can to pay you as little as possible—or nothing at all.
An experienced work accident lawyer can help level the playing field. They can help you understand all the potential legal options available to you. Then, they can work with you to create a tailored legal strategy that best suits your particular case.
It’s not just a work accident—it’s your life.
Experience matters when it comes to choosing the right lawyer to help you with your workplace accident claim or lawsuit. If you don’t have the right attorney, your claim might not get the attention it deserves, and you could be left with unpaid medical bills and many other expenses you cannot afford to pay on your own.
Our dedicated legal team at Goldberg Finnegan knows what’s at stake. When you have our Maryland workplace accident lawyers on your side, you can decide what happens next. We know how to investigate such accidents. We know what evidence to look for. And we’re not afraid to take on insurance companies, construction companies or anyone else that stands in our way for justice.