Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Law Firm Manages Accidental Injury Cases
We Fight for Maximum Compensation for Injured Workers
If you’re hurt on the job in Maryland, your employer’s Workers’ Compensation policy should cover you. But while Workers’ Comp pays your medical bills, it only pays for a percentage of your lost wages and nothing to compensate you for your pain and suffering. You can only recover those damages by filing a third-party lawsuit, and only under limited circumstances. Fortunately, the Baltimore Workers’ Comp lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. take on third-party suits, and we fight for the maximum compensation available.
What Circumstances Must Exist for an Injured Worker to be Able to File a Third-Party Lawsuit?
Workers’ Compensation protects workers, but it also limits an employer’s exposure to lawsuits for negligence. So if your employer was careless and caused your injury, you cannot sue, even if your employer violated Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Also, you cannot sue co-workers whose negligence caused you harm, but you can sue someone with whom you do not have an employer-employee or co-worker relationship if the person’s negligence caused you injury. Possible scenarios include:
- Construction site injury — General contractors do business with numerous subcontractors. The larger the site, the more diverse the relationships of the workers. If you were injured on a construction site as a result of negligence by a subcontractor or a subcontractor’s employee, you don’t have the type of relationship that bars a third-party lawsuit.
- Delivery accident — If you drive a delivery truck and have an accident, whether it’s a vehicle crash or a slip and fall incident on someone’s property, your injuries are work-related and Workers’ Comp covers you. You also have a case against the negligent party who caused the accident.
- Equipment defect — If you sustain an injury due to a machine or power tool defect at your workplace, you may have a products liability case against the manufacturer of the equipment. Design defects include the absence of a kill switch on an assembly line a workstation being positioned too closely to another to allow you to work safely and flaws in the design of a factory floor, in which case an industrial architect could be liable for your injury.
At LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A., our Baltimore Workers’ Compensation lawyers thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your workplace accident to determine whether you have grounds to file a third-party lawsuit. When we say we’ll fight for you, we mean that we’ll explore every way to maximize your compensation.
Contact our Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton for Answers About Accidental Injuries
If you’ve been injured on the job, you may be able to obtain more than Workers’ Comp benefits. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation law firm LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. fights aggressively to prove negligence in third-party lawsuits so injured workers recover damages for their pain and suffering. Contact our Baltimore law office online or call 800-547-4LAW (4529) to schedule a free consultation.