Wednesday, November 21, 2012
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE? The worker’s compensation lien.
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.