Construction workers can work in various types of environments, each having their own risks and hazards. Some workers may need to carry out tasks at significant heights that could put them in danger of injuries from a fall. Others may work at ground level but be at risk of being hit by passing vehicles or having objects fall on them. In any environment, construction is a risky profession that could put people in need of workers’ compensation.
Unfortunately, one Maryland worker was seriously injured while on the job. Recent reports indicated that the individual was carrying out construction duties on Interstate 95 when the worker was hit by a vehicle. The worker was apparently the victim of a car accident that involved four vehicles. At the time of the report, it was unclear what exactly caused the incident.
The construction worker was transported from the scene by medical helicopter, and reports stated that the person suffered serious injuries. Details on the worker’s age and identity were not provided in the report. The event is still under investigation, and more information may be released at a later time.
Though most people have seen their fair share of roadway construction, they may not consider the amount of risk the workers on those sites face from passing vehicles. As this case shows, when a crash occurs, workers can easily end up seriously injured. This Maryland worker may face many setbacks in the aftermath of the incident, and it may be useful to gain information on available workers’ compensation options and how to go about applying for those much-needed benefits.