Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Experienced and aggressive personal injury and accident lawyers in Baltimore MD realize a trio of situations where a worker’s compensation claim has an additional source of recovery for his or her client within it: where an outside actor is negligent causing injury to the employee; where a worker is hurt while using defective machinery; and where a worker is hurt to a dangerous or defective condition on real property. In these situations, the worker’s compensation carrier provides benefits: lost wages and payment of medical expenses. The injured worker also has a right of recovery against the negligent party. However, the worker’s compensation carrier providing benefits will have a lien, or claim on, that recovery from the third party. Personal injury and accident lawyers in Baltimore MD will explain the theory here is that there should not be a double recovery for the same injury.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE? I got hurt at work. Am I limited to worker’s compensation?
Some personal injury and accident lawyers in Baltimore, MD assume that answer is always “yes”. In another article, we’ve discussed three situations where there is the possibility of an additional claim. One, where there is active negligence on the part of a third party causing the injury [e.g. a Baltimore car accident occurring while someone is on the clock] might be separately actionable as a tort or negligence lawsuit. Of course, the possibility of an additional claim, personal injury and accident lawyers in Baltimore well know means the corresponding possibility of additional financial recovery for the injury victim.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
We’ve devoted a lot of space recently to a discussion of Baltimore car accidents: their cause, those involved, and, of course, the role of the insurance company –as all of these are significant factors in assessing the value of any claim. Let’s shift gears for a moment. Seasoned personal injury and accident lawyers in Baltimore, MD have no doubt handled, or heard of, a Baltimore ceiling collapse lawsuit. The usual scenario is that the tenant of a building sustains injury when the plaster, drywall, or other construction materials in the ceiling of their unit unexpectedly falls on them. Cynics, including some personal injury and accident lawyers in Baltimore, MD, have noted there may be some individuals sitting under a hole in their ceiling waiting for something to fall. Other, more jaded skeptics have suggested that the Baltimore ceiling collapse case should actually be referred to as a the Baltimore ceiling pull down case. Of course, the injured plaintiff must be able to prove the building owner know or had reason to know of the defective ceiling, which is often a significant hurdle. If you’ve sustained bodily injury due to the fault of another, contact a seasoned personal injury and accident lawyer in Baltimore, MD to determine the value of your claim.