What to Know About Workplace Accidents in Maryland

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Workplace accidents can happen anywhere. If you were hurt in one, you may want to consider your legal options. Reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and how we can best assist you. Our Prince George’s County work injury lawyer is prepared to help you receive the compensation you need to heal.

What are the different types of workplace accidents and injuries?

While it is inevitable that some professions will have higher instances of injuries, employees can get injured in any work environment. While chemical burns, electrocutions, injuries caused by defective machinery, and more, are all more likely to occur on construction sites, slip and falls can occur in an office setting. With that being said, numerous injuries can happen in any work environment, including the following:

  • Lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Hearing loss
  • Slip or trip and fall injuries
  • Muscle strains

If you were hurt on the job and are encountering any of the above injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens sustained as a result of this injury.

What is the difference between workers’ compensation and third-party claims?

In most cases, workplace accidents will result in employees seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Essentially, when an individual files a workers’ compensation claim, they are aiming to receive compensation from their employer’s insurance company to help cover the cost of your medical bills, a portion of your lost wages, and more. Because of this, workers’ compensation benefits will not always cover the cost of a work-related injury. In a situation like this, our firm can file a third-party lawsuit. This refers to a personal injury claim filed against a liable third party that is not your employer. For example, a third party can be considered an equipment manufacturer, a property owner, or otherwise.

If you were injured on the job, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to speak with a skilled attorney. Our legal team can assess whether you should file a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim. Do not wait to contact us today to get started. We are one call away.

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At McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P., our legal team has a strong focus on litigation that seeks just and fair compensation for victims of another party’s negligence. If you need a Prince George’s County personal injury lawyer that handles cases in Maryland, Washington D.C., or Virginia, our firm has the resources and knowledge needed to take a case as far as necessary, including to the U.S. Supreme Court. If you suffered an injury or loss because of another person’s negligence, contact us today.

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