Workers’ compensation is a good aid for employees that are injured in the workplace. At work, employees are mostly thinking about what they have to accomplish for the day. They rarely think about possibly getting into an accident that can leave them injured. These chances can be higher for individuals working manual labor. For example, construction workers can work in somewhat dangerous conditions that have powerful tools. This can lead to an accident if something goes wrong. When these accidents occur, a worker can file for workers’ compensation, giving them the benefits that they need. Employees can receive money to help them pay for medical bills. This can allow them to pay back their bills without having to take money from their own savings. This can be convenient to save them money.
Since workplace accidents can result in injury, an employee may be unable to continue working for a period of time. They may need time to heal and recover from their injuries before they return back to work. Workers’ compensation can aid them during this time. Not only do they receive compensation for medical bills, but they can also be reimbursed for lost wages and lost future wages. If they are out of work for long periods of time or are unable to return to work at all, they can have other long-term benefits that are provided to them. This may be able to care for them financially in the present and possibly the future as well.
Who is responsible for my accident?
In the workplace, you can sue your employer to hold them responsible for an accident that has occurred. However, this can create problems and may result in a bad work environment. Instead of doing this to receive compensation, you can seek workers’ compensation. When this is collected, neither you or your employer are held liable for the accident that has occurred. This can be comforting since you will not have to take any legal action against them. Although you cannot sue your boss when you collect workers’ compensation, you can still file a lawsuit against a third party that has been involved in the accident.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.