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Maryland construction worker killed working on project

Construction work can be incredibly dangerous when workers are surrounded by heavy equipment and large machinery. When things go wrong at a construction site workers are often put in serious harm's way that can cause severe work injury and even death. Workers involved in such accidents have the right to adequate compensation for their injuries through the workers' compensation legal system.

A Maryland construction worker was killed last week when a 50,000 pound concrete slab collapsed and fell. The concrete slab was part of a parking garage that the worker was helping construct. The garage is part of a larger project that includes renovations and expansion to a local mall's food court and movie theater.

The worker was a 57-year-old man that worked in construction for more than three decades. A second worker was pinned for four hours as crews cut through concrete and steel to pull him out. The second worker remained in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Workers and family members of killed workers are entitled to adequate compensation for medical expenses, expenses for lost work and expenses for any inability to obtain adequate work in the future as a result of an injury. Specifically when a worker is killed loved ones can obtain compensation that is meant to make up for income the worker would have brought home to the family.

A Workers compensation attorney will work with an employer's insurance company to obtain the best result for an injured worker. Injured workers should seek legal guidance for serious work place injuries even if an employer's insurance company starts to pay compensation for an injury.

Source: The Washington Post, "Man killed by falling concrete in Md. mall garage loved being a construction worker" Peter Harmann, May 24, 2013

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