Industrial injuries in Maryland can take on a variety of forms; this state's diverse range of workplaces can lead to many different types of workers' compensation situations. When workplace leaders fail to implement appropriate safety protocols, employees are bound to suffer for those officials' missteps. Workers can suffer industrial injury because of falls, chemical exposure, mechanical incidents and electrical mishaps, among others. One Maryland worker recently suffered a serious industrial accident in which his thumb was nearly severed.
Car accidents occur throughout the state of Maryland on a daily basis. On some days, there are more accidents than others.
Last July, a semi-truck rear-ended a car on the Maryland Bay Bridge. The impact sent the driver and the vehicle plunging over the wall. The woman was able to escape her vehicle and swim to safety, but the National Transportation and Safety Board recently released a report on the cause of the truck accident.
A jury in Maryland's neighboring state of Virginia has awarded a medical malpractice victim a total of $5.6 million. The total judgment was reduced by a judge to just $1.8 million, however, to conform with rules relating to medical malpractice claims. The victim had claimed that the family physician caused him personal injury when he violated standards of care. The victim reportedly lost a portion of his right foot and suffered permanent damage to his lower leg after a 2007 incident.
While there is nothing wrong with coworkers meeting up for drinks after work, this is something that some companies have taken entirely too far. Accidents and injuries are often times the result of a drinking culture at the workplace.
Maryland workers are entitled to a safe, clean work environment. By the same token, employees should take all the necessary steps to ensure that they are as well-protected as they can be. This is especially true of older workers. Even in seemingly safe locations such as offices consisting of desk jobs, workplace injuries can still cause people pain and anguish, not to mention missed time at work.