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Summer construction means more road construction accidents

It would not be summer without an increase in road construction. As Maryland drivers continue to commute or pack up their cars for a vacation, the state's highways will be more clustered with pesky road construction. Road construction means waiting for hours in traffic and enduring annoying detours, but it also means an added risk for road construction workers to suffer a work injury.

Each year hundreds of road construction workers are hurt and dozens killed across the country when cars lose control or drive too fast in construction zones. One construction worker broke 11 bones in his body and badly injured his brain when he was struck by a distracted driver while managing traffic in a construction zone. The accident happened at night and the construction worker was wearing proper reflective gear and a helmet while he was hit by an SUV travelling over 50 mph.

The driver was looking at a picture on his passenger's phone when he pulled the wheel causing the accident. The worker broke his pelvis in four places, three ribs and his heel and suffered traumatic brain injury. He still struggles to remember things and to find the right words and he cannot do many of the things that he once loved to do.

Construction workers injured on the job are often entitled to worker's compensation in addition to other legal recourse. Workers' compensation insurance will cover the needed medical care from an injury and replacement income. And when a worker has such a severe injury that they are unable to return to the same work, worker's compensation may also help pay for the costs of retraining as well as compensation for permanent injuries.

The worker's compensation system can be challenging to navigate; worker's should seek legal guidance to ensure they are adequately compensated for the injuries they have suffered.

Source:, "Injured construction worker pleads for safe drivers in work zones," Jed Boal, May 9, 2013

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