Do you need a workplace accident attorney? We are here to help. No matter how safe a job may seem, employees are subject to some danger. Of course, some jobs are more dangerous than others but an employee can even be hurt while working in an office. If you have been seriously injured on the job, it is important to make yourself aware of your legal options. A workplace injury can have a serious impact on your future, including on your ability to return to work. You may be subject to significant physical, financial, and emotional burdens for years down the road as a result of your injury. With that said, the vast majority of employees are covered by workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation exists to provide financial support to an injured worker while they recover from their injuries. When a third party is to blame for a workplace accident, our firm is ready to take on your case. If you have been seriously injured on the job, it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney, especially if a third party is involved. For strong legal representation that is committed to your best interests, contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today.
Types of Workplace Accidents
There is a common misconception that only people with “dangerous” jobs will get injured at work. This is simply not the case. There are a wide variety of workplace accidents and while many of them do occur on construction sites and other labor-heavy sites, any type of employee can become injured, even in a work environment that is seemingly more safe than others. Whether you work at an office, in a classroom, or on a construction site, there is always a risk for injury. Some of the many types of workplace accidents include the following:
- Slip or trip and falls
- Muscle strains, sprains, and tears
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Soreness and pain
- Cuts, lacerations, and punctures
- Overexertion from lifting
- Contact with work equipment such as machinery
Some workers’ compensation claims are more complicated than others and involve a third party. When the negligence of a third party also resulted in a serious injury, they may be held accountable in a third-party claim. One example of a situation that may require a third-party lawsuit is if an employee is injured while doing work on a property that is not owned by their employer. If the property owner’s negligence resulted in the employee’s injury, they may be held liable for the physical, financial, and emotional burdens that the employee faced. It is important to note that if you win a third-party lawsuit while collecting workers’ compensation, you may have to pay back a portion of the benefits you received through workers’ compensation.
Contact a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have been seriously injured while performing your job, it is important to obtain the benefits you are entitled to. If you have been injured on the job and your injury was the fault of someone other than your employer, it is important to speak with an experienced workplace accident attorney who can guide you and represent your needs. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today.