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Understanding Work Related Injuries & Fatalities In Maryland

70 people left for work in Maryland last year and never returned home.

The types of accidents that caused their death in the workplace range from transportation incidents, falls or contact with objects and equipment. A report that was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistic showing that the highest number of work-related deaths was caused by transportation incidents.

On a national level, 4,383 died as a result of workplace injuries. The figure represents a decrease of 7 percent from the 4,693 fatal work deaths that were reported for 2011.  Again, transportation incidents had the highest number of deaths and were found to be the cause of 41% of all workplace fatalities across the country.

As for injuries, there were nearly 65,000 thousand nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses that were reported by Maryland’s public and private sector workplaces during 2011. That number can be understood as 3.4 injuries or illnesses every 100 full-time employees across the state.

A workplace injury or fatality can leave a person or their family seriously injured and it may also be the result of a wrongful death. If you or a loved one were injured or killed in the workplace consider contacting a Maryland personal injury lawyer today.

What are Work-Related Injuries & Fatalities in Maryland?

An injury or fatality is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either:  caused or contributed to the resulting condition of an individual, significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition of an individual, or caused/contributed to the death of an individual.

Some common events or exposures that may cause injury, illness or fatalities in the workplace in Maryland are:

·         Transportation Incidents

·         Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

·         Fires & Explosions

·         Falls, Slips or Trips

·         Exposure to harmful substances or environments

·         Contact with defective objects & equipment.

Employer Responsibility for Work Related Injuries in Maryland

In Maryland, worker’s compensation is compulsory. This means that employers are required to provide benefits to an individual or their family following a work-related injury or death. In Maryland, potential claimants have 10 days after notice of a personal injury or an accidental to file a claim for workers compensation.

It is ultimately the employer’s responsibility to provide the employee or the employee’s family with medical and disability benefits due to a job-related injury or death. It is important to report any injury to the employer within the allotted amount of time because the failure to do may result in the loss of the case.

In addition to workers-compensation, an employer can be held liable for negligence if their failure to exercise ordinary care in the work environment caused the injury of an individual.

Some examples of employer negligence are:

·         Failure to provide a safe working environment or failure to uphold safety requirements

·         Failure to train employees properly

·         Negligent hiring of an employee

Workplace Injury Lawyers in Maryland

Bob Katz’s team of injury attorneys have experience in all areas of tort law, including workplace injuries or employer negligence. If you have questions after an incident or exposure in the workplace contact our Maryland injury lawyers today at 1-888-540-2599.

Justin Katz is a personal injury lawyer who represents injury victims in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC
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02:32 04 Aug 18
The lawyer who was initially handling my case parted ways with the company and I was assigned a new lawyer. This new lawyer was amazing! Christina Franetovich made me feel secure by double checking all the facts and notes in my case so that I was not worried during this transition. I was on disability from an a different accident while she was finalizing my case, and I had called and hounded her about the time frame of my settlement very frequently to the point that I felt guilty for calling so much. Christina was very sympathetic to my situation and assured me that she would do everything in her power to make sure the situation would be resolved quickly. She actually finalized my case before the time frame she had given me, was always very courteous and knowledgable on the phone, and I feel extremely lucky that she ended up handling my case because the previous lawyer was not as amazing with customer service as Christina. She also has a way of making you feel comfortable and builds incredible rapport quickly. I am going to highly recommend her to my friends and family. Thank you Christina!!!
Andrea Barajas
Andrea Barajas
15:13 16 May 18
My husband and I were in a car accident in August 2017. We contacted Bob Katz team for legal representation in our case. Kristen A. Turner was our paralegal and she was excellent. It took 9 months for us to receive our settlement and Kristen kept us updated throughout this entire process. She was very kind and patient as I happened to have several questions. She always answered my questions promptly and thoroughly. I would highly recommend this firm and Kristen if you are in need of legal assistance.
Richard Hose
Richard Hose
02:26 27 Jun 18
On Feb 23, 2017 I was in a bad accident on the JFX. I had been rear end by another driver. Almost immediately I felt pressured by the other drivers insurance. Everything from wanting a recorded statement; to failing to acknowledge responsibility. No one would answer my questions, nor would anyone take responsibility. I was frustrated and overwhelmed with everyone from the towing company, to the repair shop, to the insurance company nightmare I just entered. I reached out to Attorney Robert Katz and I was assured they were here to help. He provided with some much needed information, and told me not to worry, Sarah his Paralegal would be in touch to help get things moving. Sarah reached out as expected and explained their process and walked me through what my expectations would be. She as well assured me they were here to help me navigate the obstacles. What Sarah really did was so much more than help. She took the stress and burden off my shoulders and assumed ownership for handling everything on my behalf. I knew what to expect, and I received regular updates throughout the entire process. Honestly, I received so much more than I anticipated. Some of the most frustrating items to chase after are medical records and hospital charges. While I was trying to recall events and timelines, she had already obtained my records and information. She made this process so painless. I truly cannot say enough about the exceptional service she provided. Many thanks for all your help. Sincerely, Richard Hose
Claudette Pope
Claudette Pope
13:18 30 Aug 18
I was referred to Gordon & feindblatt in 2014 when my family was in an accident, Mr. Katz personally consulted with me by phone and he was very polite and professional, Mr. Carpuso, one of the litigation attorneys even came out to our home and went over our case with us, he made sure all of our needs was addressed and before he left our home that day I felt like we were old friends. that case was settled and I was very pleased, I have used this law firm twice since then and the results are always the same, I have nothing but great experiences with Gordon & Feindblatt the staff are courteous and professional and they get the job done but the one in particular that really stood out for me is Rebecca Slattery, she is truly a gem, she is so compassionate, she walked me through the entire process, she even checked up on me from time to time just to see how I was feeling and I really appreciated her kindness. I will use this law firm again and again for any future legal issue that may arise and I would highly recommend Gordon & Fiendblatt to friends, family and co-workers.
15:24 09 Feb 18
My experience here was great. My lawyer Rebecca was so professional and I love her personality. She handled my case well and kept me updated and made the process easy and always made me feel comfortable to call whenever I needed to know anything.
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Chris Shin
Chris Shin
18:23 20 Jun 18
They were very polite, professional. and informed current status of the case time to time. Great Job !!!
Jonathan Roane
Jonathan Roane
22:51 17 Nov 17
If you ever need any assistance with an accident or injury-related claim this is the firm you need hands down. These are the most professional and caring people I have ever met in my life. Two people you should contact are Rebecca Slattery who was actually my paralegal and also Allan Serrano. You will be in good hands.
Israel Thompson
Israel Thompson
00:52 06 Dec 17
Attorney MR Bob Katz outstanding Human being, went beyond and above to help me during my accident, he showed me tremendous kindness and support.Thank you so much will highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with their auto accident
Marta Kritselis
Marta Kritselis
16:19 01 Sep 17
Rebecca Slattery the paralegal She took care my case and she was very helpful throughout the whole process. I highly recommend to my family and friend the services of Attorney Bob Kats and there team .
Myong Kim
Myong Kim
22:04 31 Mar 17
I am grateful to Bob and Justin Katz and their team for working hard to get me the most money. They were very professional and easy to work with in Korean. I will recommend them to friends and family any chance I have.
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