A fatal car accident in close proximity to the University of Maryland campus left a 21-year-old woman dead, and a 33-year-old man facing multiple drunk driving charges.
No matter what type of job you have, there is always the chance that a workplace accident could occur. While this is more common in industries like construction than it is in others, it is important to pay attention to what is going on around you at all times.
Have you been hurt at work in Maryland? If so, then you likely have received, will receive or should receive workers' compensation. Did you know that you can also try to seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical costs and other needs that aren't covered? A new tool has recently been released that may help you show exactly how injured you've become thanks to your job; a diagnostics company now has a way to show the "before and after" of your injuries, allowing you to better state your case.
If you could go back and make sure your workplace was safer before you were injured, you would. Since you can't, seeking compensation and changes in rules at work may be all you can do to prevent further injuries. Agencies for workplace safety know what you've gone through, though, and they want to lower the amount of construction accidents. A July 13 report about several injuries that took place in Pittsburgh might have been able to have been prevented with help from the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration that is soon to come.
Workplace accidents don't always happen at the workplace. What does that mean? Have you ever been driving to work and gotten hurt or been on a route to a job when getting into a motor vehicle accident? If so, then you were hurt on the clock and on the job in many cases. Your injuries should be covered by workers' compensation, but if they won't pay out, you may have other legal options, like seeking compensation in the way this man is.
Car accidents occur throughout the Baltimore area on a regular basis. Some of these accidents do not lead to injuries or death, but others are much more serious. Recently, a two-vehicle accident at N. Kresson Street and Pulaski Highway sent a 19-year-old pregnant woman to the hospital for the treatment of injuries.