Maryland Third-Party Negligence Lawyer
For workers who are injured on the job, the Maryland workers’ compensation system is supposed to provide for full medical care and partial wage replacement benefits through a relatively quick and painless administrative process. For those who have been through the system, however, they know the process is not always fast or simple, and workers’ comp does not make up for the full amount of losses experienced by an injured worker. Fortunately, there may be an alternative available. The experienced Maryland third party negligence lawyers at the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind & Associates, LLC pursue third-party negligence claims in appropriate cases to get the maximum in compensation and benefits for injured workers. Learn more about third-party negligence below, and contact our office if you have been injured on the job.
What is Third-Party Negligence?
Workers’ compensation is often thought of as the only option available for an injured worker to get monetary benefits, but this is not always the case. Sometimes a third party (not the employer and not the employee) is responsible for causing the worker’s injuries. In this situation, the injured worker may have a valid claim for damages against that negligent third party. This claim is separate and apart from the workers’ compensation claim. In other words, you can file and collect workers’ compensation benefits after an on-the-job injury and still go after a negligent third party for the legal harm caused to you, including pain and suffering damages and other forms of compensation not available from Maryland workers’ comp.
Here are just a few examples of work-related accidents where third-party negligence may also be present:
- An independent contractor is brought on to a construction site to erect a scaffold, yet they do so negligently. As a construction worker, you are injured when the scaffold you are working on collapses. You may have a claim against the contractor who erected the scaffold as well a valid workers’ compensation claim. Another construction accident example might be an injury caused by negligent crane operations, when the crane and/or operator were provided by a third party.
- You are on the clock and driving between job sites, or you are picking up or delivering supplies or performing some other errand for work, and you are injured in a car accident. You likely have a claim against the negligent driver who hit you as well as workers’ comp.
- You are working off-site and are injured due to an unsafe condition on the premises that you were not warned about. You may have a slip and fall or premises liability claim against the property owner.
- You are injured by the use of a defective product, such as a piece of equipment or machinery, or a power tool, that was defective when it left the manufacturer. You could have a products liability claim against the manufacturer, distributor or company which sold the defective item to your company.
Get Help from Experienced Maryland Workplace Accident Lawyers Who Know How to Get Full Compensation for Your Injuries
If you have been injured on the job in Maryland, call Steinhardt, Siskind & Associates, LLC at 410-766-7630 for a free consultation regarding your claims, including workers’ compensation, disability, and third-party negligence claims where appropriate. We will fight to get you the greatest amount of compensation available, and we do not charge any attorney fees or expenses unless we win your case.