Maryland Work-Related Injury Lawyer
Injured on the job?
No setting is free from the possibility of accidents and injuries. There are places, however, where these accidents are common and where they pose unique legal issues. When it comes to suffering an injury or illness on the job, injured workers have certain legal rights that they can exercise to receive the compensation they need to recover. Filing workers’ compensationclaims, for example, can allow victims to obtain wage replacement and medical benefits.
While work-related injuries can occur in nearly any employment sector, workers in the construction, industrial, manufacturing, offshore oil and gas and transportation industries generally face the greatest risks of injuries and fatalities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Regardless of the industry in which on-the-job accidents take place, workers who are injured in a work-related accident often have the right to receive benefits.
What injuries are covered by workers’ compensation?
In the state of Maryland, the harm suffered by a worker must have been caused by anaccidental personal injury arising out of and in the course of employment in order for the injury to be covered by workers’ compensation. Getting hurt in the workplace may not always be sufficient for workers’ comp to apply. Importantly, if a worker is diagnosed with certain occupational diseases including asbestos-related lung diseases, then he or she may also be entitled to workers’ comp benefits.
Our legal team has represented workers from a wide range of occupations and from nearly all walks of life. We are prepared to assist victims and families who have suffered any type of injury during the course of their job, including any of the following:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Occupational diseases or exposure to toxic materials
- Neck, back and spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Vision or hearing loss
- Catastrophic injuries and wrongful death
- Emotional and psychological injuries
At Peter Angelos, P.C., our Maryland personal injury lawyers have spentmore than 50 years protecting the rights of injured workers throughout the state. Our legal team is prepared to evaluate your case, explore all of your potential legal options and work toward helping you obtain the most favorable resolution possible. During troubling times of physical recovery, emotional frustration and financial uncertainty, working with our firm can make all the difference in your work-related injury case.
Representing Injured Workers Throughout Maryland
Our workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to work tirelessly to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the support and legal representation you need. It must be mentioned that work-related injury cases often vary, depending on the circumstances, and that all available options must be meticulously vetted in order to determine the most favorable form of compensation for your injury.
Whether you need assistance filing a workers’ compensation claim against an employer or a personal injury claim against a third-party, such as an independent contractor or a materials supplier or product manufacturer, you can trust our experienced legal team.
To learn more about work-related injuries and to discuss your case personally with a knowledgeable attorney, request a free case evaluation.