It’s another day at work and everything is going along as it should. Lurking around the corner is an accident waiting to happen and you have no idea it’s there. You round that corner, walking smack dab into the unsafe situation and wind up with injuries you never wanted to experience. Next thing you’re aware of is being whisked away to the hospital where you get immediate treatment for the damage. Now you need to worry about worker’s compensation to take care of your bills. It’s time to talk to Jack J Schmerling, Attorney at Law Glen Burnie about what he can do for you.
Employers are required, by law, to maintain a safe working environment at all times. Employees need to know that they can rely on their employer to keep them safe from harm. Yet, employers neglect their duty on a regular basis, setting up situations that cause someone to get seriously hurt. Even if there was no ill intent behind this, it is still negligence on the part of the employer, and it opens up the possibility of a lawsuit.
There is also a not-unreasonable expectation on the part of the employee to be free from harm as he goes about his day. In order to ensure that expectation, safety gear needs to be provided, safety training needs to be given and safety protocols have to be observed in dangerous environments. However, when it comes down to it, an accident that falls under a worker’s compensation claim can happen under any circumstance. The test for a claim requires that the accident be on the job site and that the employee be on the site. The employee doesn’t even have to be on the clock. As long as he or she is at the site and doing something for the employer, it’s a worker’s compensation claim.
A lot is at stake for an employee who gets injured on the job. The time away from work means bills can’t get paid and medical bills are going to accrue. If worker’s compensation insurance isn’t cooperating, it’s time to talk to a lawyer about legal recourse.
For more information about filing a worker’s compensation lawsuit, contact Jack J Schmerling, Attorney at Law Glen Burnie.