Maryland Food Market Employee Injury Lawyer
Our economy depends on frontline workers like supermarket employees. These individuals are under intense pressure to come to work even if they are ill or injured. The store needs them on the floor, the public needs them to do their jobs, and the workers need the money. Because of this continued effort, what could be a relatively minor injury in some contexts, like a hospital, could be a serious injury in this context.
The diligent Maryland food market employee injury lawyers at Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman work hard to obtain maximum compensation for these victims. This hard work begins the moment you share the details of your case with us. We thoroughly review your claim and lay out all your legal options. So, you can make the best possible decisions for you and your family.
Types of Injuries
Workers could fall victim to a sudden trauma injury or experience an occupational disease which occurs slowly over time. Workers’ compensation applies in both cases.
Falls, usually due to floor hazards, are usually the most common trauma injuries in supermarkets. In civil court, falls are often difficult to prove, especially if there was no independent eyewitness. Moreover, since most grocery stores are in mini-malls, one of several entities could be legally responsible for damages. But workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance. Negligence, or lack thereof, is irrelevant. Work injury victims must only show that their trauma injury happened while they were at work.
Occupational disease risks usually vary depending on the worker’s specific location. Stockers are prone to repetitive stress injuries. Constant bending, stooping, and lifting is very hard on joints. The ankle, knee, and other joints can only take so much stress.
Loaders run the risk of hearing loss. Large trucks are quite noisy, even in open areas, like the back of a supermarket. Exposure to noises no louder than 35 decibels, which is about as loud as a lawnmower, could lead to permanent hearing loss.
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to get injured victims back on the job as quickly as possible. So, these benefits pay medical expenses and replace lost wages.
In a serious trauma injury or occupational disease claim, the medical bills could exceed $100,000. Health insurance companies typically cite liability issues and refuse to pay these costs.
Generally, the workers’ compensation insurance company pays medical bills directly. Victims are not financially responsible for any unpaid charges. As a bonus, injured Maryland workers may choose their own doctors. So, if you have severe joint pain, you don’t need to see a company doctor. You can typically see an injury specialist right off the bat. Our Maryland workers’ compensation lawyers can arrange a convenient appointment.
Frequently, the injured worker is a family’s primary or sole source of income. Even a temporary loss could have devastating financial effects for many families. This financial stress makes it much more difficult to recover from a job injury.
So, workers’ compensation also replaces lost wages. Temporarily disabled victims usually receive two-thirds of their average weekly wage until they can return to work. Largely depending on the nature and extent of their disabilities, permanently disabled victims usually receive lump-sum payments.
Connect with an Experienced Maryland Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Injured grocery store workers could be entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in Maryland, contact The Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.