Protecting Your Rights When You Get Hurt At Work
Occupational injuries take a terrible toll in the American workplace. Nearly four million people had job-related injuries in 2008, and over 500 people died in the same year because of workplace accidents. If you were hurt at work or lost a loved one because of a work accident, you need to know what legal options are available for recovering compensation.
At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we have represented injured people in Maryland for over 40 years. Our skilled attorneys help clients get the compensation they deserve. You can talk to a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer at one of our offices in Baltimore, Bel Air, Frederick, Essex, Glen Burnie and Towson.
Legal Help For Many Kinds Of Workplace Injuries
Our experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers are familiar with many types of workplace injuries, including:
- Accidents involving the industrial industry, such as heavy machinery malfunctions or defective products
- Accidents on construction sites, including ladder falls and scaffolding accidents
- Car and truck accidents involving people driving for work
- Workplace accidents that resulted in the loss of your loved one
Workers’ Compensation And Personal Injury Law
Of course, workers’ compensation is still the most basic form of recovery for workplace accidents. The workers’ compensation system provides a designated level of financial recovery for an injury that an employee suffered at work. In return, the employee gives up the right to bring a personal injury lawsuit against his or her employer.
It still may be possible, however, for an employee to pursue a lawsuit against parties other than the employer − such as a negligent contractor or the maker of a defective product. This type of “third-party claim” may still be possible for you, even if your recovery from your employer is limited to workers’ compensation.