Along with law enforcement and firefighting, construction is among the most dangerous of occupations. Accident lawyers in Annapolis, MD, frequently handle injury cases in which construction workers sustained severe blunt force trauma from falling objects. For example, objects may fall from roofs or from scaffolding, striking someone who is below. This can cause serious traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries. Other injury cases involve workers falling from elevated positions, such as from a roof, ladder, or scaffolding. Falls from elevated positions can result in internal bleeding, multiple fractures, concussions, and other serious injuries.
Many construction injury cases involve equipment malfunctions. Sometimes, workers are crushed between large trucks and walls, which can occur due to supervisor neglect. Other possible equipment malfunctions include nail gun mishaps and forklift accidents. In addition, construction workers are at a high risk of suffering electrocution injuries from faulty wiring. Construction injury cases can also involve less direct injuries such as heatstroke, hypothermia, or repetitive stress injuries.