Can I Sue For A Maryland Workplace injury?
In Maryland, employees are generally not able to sue their employer for injuries that they sustained throughout the course of their employment. This is because workplace injury claims must be adjudicated through the state’s workers’ compensation process. Workers’ compensation insurance exists to negate the need for a lawsuit each time an employee is injured, which would make it nearly impossible to run a business. Instead, workers’ compensation insurance ensures employees that they will receive the medical care and paid time off that they need to recover without going to court. However, there may still be situations that warrant a trip to the courthouse or require the assistance of an attorney. If you have been injured on the job and are struggling to get the compensation and support that you are entitled to, or you would like more information about your legal options, you are welcome to contact Berman, Sobin, Gross to schedule a consultation.
Situations Where You Can Sue for Workplace Injuries
Situations where you can sue for injuries that occur during the course of your employment are the exception to the rule. For instance, on many construction and work sites your employer is not the only party. If another contractor or party contributed to causing your workplace injury, you may still be able to hold them accountable in court. For instance, if you were injured at work on a forklift that was not properly maintained, and was provided by a contractor your employer hired, you can likely recover the workers’ compensation benefits that you are owed in addition to bringing a third-party lawsuit against the contractor who provided the faulty forklift. Another situation where you can receive workers’ compensation benefits in addition to pursuing legal action is if you are involved in a car accident that was not your fault while on company business. In this case, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the liable driver, as well as recover for your workplace injury. If you have been in an atypical workplace injury situation, the best thing that you can do is talk directly to an experienced personal injury attorney to find out what makes the most sense in your individual case.
Schedule a Consultation with Berman, Sobin, Gross
If you have suffered a Maryland workplace injury and you are not receiving the benefits and support that you are entitled to, or you feel you may have grounds to take additional legal action, it’s important to talk to an experienced Maryland workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible before the statute of limitations expires on your claim. Contact Berman, Sobin, Gross today and schedule a consultation to find out how we can help you.