Every year, thousands of Americans are injured in work-related accidents.
Whether the injury is minor, or is a permanently disabling injury, a worker is entitled by law to receive compensation for accidental injuries arising out of and in the course of employment.
Workers compensation laws require most employers to buy workers compensation insurance to cover medical expenses and to compensate injured workers for lost wages.
In return, employers are assured that an employee who suffers an injury will not be allowed to sue the employer for general damages.
If you should happen to be injured on the job, notify your employer immediately.
Notification will help to protect your legal rights and will also protect other employees from a potentially dangerous condition.
A lawyer can assist you in receiving all of the workers compensation benefits to which you may be entitled. In addition to your workers compensation claim, you may have a separate claim for damages, such as for pain and suffering, against someone other than your employer who caused the injury. This may be the case, for example, if you are on the job and injured in a motor vehicle collision caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer.
The lawyers at Blank, Moorstein & Lipshutz, L.L.P., in Rockville, Maryland are here to help you find the best resolution to your legal issues. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney about your case.