If you were injured on the job, it is imperative you seek the advice of a qualified Prince George’s County workers’ compensation attorney. At May Lightfoot, PLLC, we represent injured workers in both Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Our work injury attorneys realize the claims process can be challenging to navigate and are ready to represent you, particularly if your injury resulted in a permanent disability. We want you to receive all of the benefits you are entitled to.
In some injuries, third parties other than your employer may share responsibility for your work-related accident. If this is the case, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim for your losses in addition to any workers’ compensation claim. May Lightfoot, PLLC, will carefully investigate your accident to determine a third party was involved in your work injury case.
May Lightfoot, PLLC’s work injury attorneys are:
- Dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers;
- Successful in obtaining compensation for workers injured on the job; and
- Prepared to develop the best strategy to pursue your work injury benefits.
Contact May Lightfoot, PLLC, for help no matter what stage your workers’ compensation process is in. You can rely on us to provide you with the timely and effective legal representation you deserve to help you reach your legal goals.
Our Experienced Work Injury Attorneys Can Help
At May Lightfoot, PLLC, we want you to have a complete understanding of your legal rights under Maryland’s workers’ compensation law and get answers to all of your work injury questions. Our work injury attorneys will honestly address your questions and concerns at your initial consultation and advise you of May Lightfoot’s many client services.
At May Lightfoot, PLLC, we have experience resolving issues in all areas of workers’ compensation, including:
- Applying for benefits;
- Appealing denied claims;
- Temporary and permanent disability claims;
- Partial and total disability claims;
- Vocational rehabilitation and continuing medical maintenance benefits; and
- Death benefits for fatal workplace accidents.
Learn more about how we can help you with your workers’ compensation claim by reaching out to us by phone or contacting us via our website.
Causes of Work Injuries in Prince George’s County
The chances of a work injury are greater in some workplaces than in others. For instance, the construction industry accounts for roughly one out of every five work-related deaths in private industry in the United States. However, even office environments present a risk of injury.
The ten most reported workplace accidents are as follows:
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Slip and falls;
- Falls from heights;
- Getting struck by objects;
- Running into an object;
- Entanglement with dangerous machinery;
- Repetitive motion; and
- Workplace violence.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
If a worker suffers any of the above injuries or another type of injury while performing their job, they will most likely qualify for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs to workers who are injured or become ill while at work or performing work-related duties. Workers’ compensation also pays death benefits to families of workers killed while at work.
However, workers’ compensation generally precludes an employee from suing their employer for injuries incurred on the job.
What is a Third-Party Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Workers with remaining costs may qualify to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit. A third-party lawsuit allows workers to recover damages from parties they encounter while on the job.
A third-party personal injury lawsuit may be filed in addition to a workers’ compensation claim.
Potential third-parties may include:
- Manufacturers of defective tools, equipment, or toxic substances;
- A driver not employed by the same company;
- The property owner of the job site; and
- A contractor or subcontractor on a job site.
Contact an Experienced Prince George’s County Work Injury Attorney Today
If you would like to learn more about workers’ compensation claims or third-party personal injury lawsuits, contact the work injury attorneys at May Lightfoot, PLLC. Our firm has extensive experience obtaining compensation for injured workers in Prince George’s County.
Contact May Lightfoot, PLLC, online or by calling (202) 919-6463 to schedule your no-cost appointment. We will meet with you by phone, FaceTime or Zoom, or in-person however you are most comfortable.