What to Know About Being Injured at Work in Washington D.C.

If you have been injured at your place of work, you may be wondering what you should do next. For situations like this, workers’ compensation is put into place to support victims that have been injured on the job. However, if the damage is so severe that you have no choice but to go on disability, receiving workers’ compensation benefits will not allow you 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 your options regarding work injuries, continue reading. If you require assistance from our personal injury attorney, do not hesitate to give our firm a call.

What are workers’ compensation laws?

Workers’ compensation laws are used to protect employees and employers. When an employee files a workers’ compensation claim, this means that they are giving up their right to take legal action against their employer in exchange for the compensation with no regard to fault.

Should I file a third-party lawsuit?

You may be entitled to recover damages if your injuries were a direct result of another party’s negligence. For example, if you were injured in your office building and you can prove that the landlord knew of or should have known of the hazards that led to your accident, you may be eligible to recover damages. Another example that may prompt you to be eligible for compensation includes if you were injured on a construction site and your safety equipment was defective, leading to your injuries.

No matter the circumstances of your accident, it is important that you discuss your case with an experienced attorney who can walk you through the steps of the legal process ahead.

However, 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 and you could be subject to a workers’ compensation lien.

If you were involved in an accident and were injured due to a third-party’s negligence, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today to learn how we can assist you with your case. We are prepared to guide you through your legal options. Give our firm a call today to discuss our services. We are prepared to fight for your rights.


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.