Injured on the Job in Washington D.C.? | What to Know

Being injured at your place of work can have lasting effects on your career and future. For situations such as this, workers’ compensation is in place to support victims of workplace accidents while they recover before getting back to work. However, in other cases, the damage may be so severe that a person has no choice but to go on disability. Receiving workers’ compensation benefits means that you will not be able to take legal action against your employer. However, if the injury was brought on by negligence, you may be entitled to damages. To learn more about this process, continue reading and reach out to our experienced attorney.

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation laws are put into place to protect employees and employers. When an employee files a claim, they are giving up their right to sue the employer in exchange for the compensation they need with no regard to fault and no need to take legal action.

Lawsuits Against a Third Party

If your injuries were a direct result of another person’s neglect, you may be entitled to recover damages. For example, if you were injured in your office’s building and you can prove that the landlord knew or should have known about the hazard and did nothing to fix the issue at hand, you may be entitled to damages.

Another example where you may be eligible for damages is if you were injured on a construction site and your safety equipment was defective which led to your sustaining injuries. You may have a valid product liability case in this scenario. It is important that you discuss your case with an experienced attorney who can walk you through the process.

With this being said, it is important to understand that if you received compensation through workers’ compensation and you also recover damages from a third party, you may be required to pay back the insurance company for the support you were provided in the interim. You could be subject to a workers’ compensation lien.

If you were injured because of a third party’s negligence, consult with an attorney today. Our experienced firm has years of experience assisting clients such as you. We are prepared to assess your case and guide you through your legal options today. Give us a call to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. We are prepared to fight for your rights.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED WASHINGTON D.C. FIRM

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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