Can an Attorney Help Me with a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Peter DePaolis

Unfortunately, workplace accidents are quite common, especially in the construction industry. Injuries can occur from slip and falls, workplace violence, explosions, transportation accidents, mechanical accidents and fires.

In addition to injuries, sadly, people can die in workplace accidents. In 2013, 4,405 workers were killed on the job, according to the United States Department of Labor.

If you are involved in a workplace accident, you need to know that you can speak to an attorney about both workers’ compensation and personal injury law. Remember, you are within your rights to have your accident investigated.

In many cases, workers do not receive proper legal counsel following an accident, leading to issues when it comes to compensation for therapy and rehabilitation.

Sadly, on November 25, a BGE subcontractor was injured when a tree fell on him in Fallston. The man reportedly suffered injuries to his upper body and was in serious condition following the accident.

The man was working with Lewis Tree Service, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Can I File a Lawsuit If I Am Injured at Work?

Remember, you have a right to have your workplace accident investigated by an attorney. If negligence by your employer played a role in the incident, aside from workers’ compensation, it is possible that you could file an injury lawsuit.

Employers have a duty to keep their workers safe from harm. This includes taking safety measures and having plans in place for dangerous events. If you are injured on the job, you will want skilled counsel for your claim. Talk to our attorneys.

For more information, you can visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys


About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.