Though we generally associate workplace injuries with jobs involving physical labor, injuries can occur in all fields of employment, and if you were recently hurt on the job, you should speak with an experienced St. Mary’s County work injury lawyer from The Dorsey Law Firm today. Contact us to learn more about workplace injury claims and how our firm can assist you.
Do I Need a St. Mary’s County Work Injury Lawyer?
Workplace injuries are often complex in nature, which is why you need an attorney who understands the ins and outs of these claims and who can effectively fight for the compensation you need to heal and rejoin the workforce down the road. Our firm has handled countless workplace injury claims over the years, and we know we can competently handle yours as well.
Workers’ Compensation Claims Vs. Third-Party Claims
When someone is injured on the job, they will either file a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim. In most cases, an injured worker will first file a workers’ compensation claim. When filing a workers’ compensation claim, you are essentially suing your employer’s insurance company, though you are not suing your employer directly. Instead, you are simply using the insurance that your employer pays for. This allows you to collect the compensation you need to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more, without having to sue your employer.
That being said, in certain cases, the compensation you receive from your workers’ compensation claim may not cover the entire cost of your injury. In this case, our firm can file a third-party claim on your behalf. Essentially, a third-party claim is when we find a liable third-party who is not your employer and file a personal injury claim against that entity. A third-party claim can be filed against the property owner (if the property owner is not your employer), a product manufacturer or designer (if you were injured by a defective product), or any other entity that is not your employer.
Contact a St. Mary’s County Work Injury Lawyer
Those who’ve been injured on the job due to no fault of their own should not have to fight the uphill battle alone. Our firm is ready to listen to your story, determine whether you have a valid work injury claim, and devise the best strategy going forward. With us on your side, you will never feel alone. We are your number one advocate. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your initial consultation.