Most of us are aware of the Workplace Compensation laws for Maryland. When you were first hired, you may recall your company covering them when they were discussing the employment contract with you. And, in all likelihood, you might have been led to believe that this was the last word for compensation if you were injured at your job. But did you know that in some cases you still may have the right to sue for a work-related injury? Here are some situations you should be aware of.
Sometimes an employer’s negligence or intentional conduct can lead to a workplace injury. Much like a regular personal injury claim, you may be able to sue your employer if you were injured because of their failure to warn of or remedy a workplace hazard. But unfortunately, it is often more difficult to win a lawsuit against an employer without substantial evidence that they were directly responsible for your workplace injury. Another important reason to sue is if the employer or company does not carry workers compensation insurance.
Although you may have been injured while at work, it is possible that a third party unrelated to your job was at fault. For example, if you were hit by a driver while you were in a work vehicle. What’s worse, in many third-party cases, you might not be entitled to Workplace Compensation for your injury. This would be a case to seek the counsel of a personal injury lawyer. In the above example, if you were hit by a third-party vehicle, you might not qualify for Workplace Compensation because you were not injured directly because of your work. However, you could still be able to file for an auto accident claim against that driver if they were at fault.
Maryland Worker Compensation law will provide for a person injured because of something directly arising from their employment. You may know that the most common workplace injury cases are machine-related, such as those from defective products. However, you need to know that you should also be compensated if your work led you to be exposed to toxic substances. While acute injury cases are a result of immediate injury from exposure, there are also cases where the toxin resulted in a long-term illness. Many construction workers from the past four decades are being compensated now for cancer they developed from asbestos exposure. Even if you’re not certain if you can be compensated for your illness from the workplace, it’s never too late to seek legal help.
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