Are employees liable for workplace injuries?

When employees are injured in the workplace after an accident, no one is held liable for the incident that occurred. Employers are not held liable, but neither are employees. Workers’ compensation is set up for individuals to collect this form of monetary compensation to ensure they are provided for when they cannot work. However, if employees wish to file a lawsuit against their employer, they can do so. They cannot collect workers’ compensation after filing a lawsuit though. If a third party is involved, injured individuals are able to file a lawsuit against them and collect workers’ compensation, but they may have to return the compensation if they win their lawsuit.

Who can collect workers’ compensation?

Not only do laws regarding workers’ compensation protect employees, but they also protect employers from being blamed as well. By collecting workers’ compensation, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the incident that you have been faced with and the injuries you have sustained because of it. This compensation can include economic damages, which include compensation for medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages. After suffering from a workplace accident, you should receive medical attention. A health care professional can address your injuries and document them to describe the extent of your injuries so that you can provide documentation to your employer. This can help show the seriousness of your injuries and how it has made you unable to perform your job duties. If an employee is not able to work anymore, they may be entitled to long-term benefits that can help them sustain their quality of life.

How can workers’ compensation benefit me long term?

Through workers’ compensation, victims of an accident may also be entitled to benefits including medical care, supplemental benefits, social security benefits and death benefits, along with the above cash benefits. If an employee is not able to work anymore, they may be entitled to long-term benefits that can help them sustain their quality of life. With all these benefits, individuals are able to provide for themselves when they are unable to work. They may not face as serious of a financial situation due to the buildup of medical bills. Individuals can be provided for when workers’ compensation is collected. They will be protected under the laws for workers’ compensation.

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.

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