Did you suffer a workplace injury? Do you have medical expenses resulting from a work accident? You likely have the right to file a work injury claim and receive compensation for your damages.
The experienced attorneys at Maryland Injury Guys can help those who have been injured on the job get a fair and just settlement, simply contact us now for a free legal consultation regarding your options after a workplace accident. We can explain the claims process and answer any questions you may have regarding your circumstances.
Our work injury attorneys only work on contingency - this is to say, if no compensation is achieved on your behalf, you'll owe nothing in legal fees.
Workers' compensation claims are complex. They involve all sorts of legal issues, including the interpretation of insurance policies, medical malpractice issues, and the intricacies of an employer's liability with respect to its employee.
If you undertake the claims process on your own, you may quickly find that you need a lawyer to get the compensation you deserve, even when you know you're entitled to compensation.
With the workers' comp claims process, getting a settlement from an insurance company following a work injury may not be an issue. However, insurance companies are always looking for ways to save money on claims. If they see that a work accident lawyer does not represent you, they are unlikely to offer the maximum settlement value.
If you hire a law firm to represent you, insurance companies are more likely to offer competitive offers up-front. More importantly, your attorney will know if the settlement offer is fair and, in the case it isn't, they will be able to negotiate a better compensation on your behalf.
If you've been hurt on the job, you may be wondering whether you have the option to file a lawsuit against your employer. In most cases, employers are protected from being sued by employees after a work injury. This is due to the fact that employers are generally obligated to pay for workers comp' insurance to cover injuries suffered by employees.
Yet, there are some cases where an employee can sue their employer following a work injury. For example, if an employer did not purchase workers' comp insurance for their employees, an employee may file a lawsuit against them seeking compensation for damages.
There are other cases where an employee can sue their employer. If you're unsure of your avenues for compensation after a work accident, contact our team now for a free case review.
Some of the most common causes of work accident include:
Work accident attorneys handle all manner of injuries and illnesses that occur in the workplace. These include the following, among others:
Employees have a limited amount of time to file a work injury claim following an accident. In Maryland, employees who are injured on the job have three years from the date of injury to file a claim. Claims filed past this 3-year deadline are likely to be dismissed right away.
Compensation for a work injury can be more complicated than one might think, given the fact that numerous factors must be considered. Some of these factors include:
When you are injured at work, a lawyer who takes the time to review your case carefully will likely negotiate for fair compensation. The amount of compensation will depend on a host of factors, for example, whether you are able to prove fault on your employer's part or if there is a liability concerning negligence. There is no typical work accident settlement amount because many variables come into play.
Additionally, some intangible damages merit compensation but may not be concretely calculated. For instance, what type of compensation should be awarded for permanent disability? What about pain and suffering? Only an experienced work injury lawyer can sit down with you, review the facts of your case, and explain what will be most important for your case.