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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer In Hagerstown

Good, hardworking people get hurt on the job every day. Too often, the injuries are severe and life-changing. When accidents like these happen, I stand up for people affected by them. Serafini Law is a local law firm that serves the Hagerstown, Maryland, area and beyond. I fight for injured workers in my community and strive to obtain the support they need to recover.

Types Of Accidents That Can Happen On The Job

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There are a lot of things that can go wrong in a fast-paced, hazard-fraught work environment. Common accidents I help my clients recover from include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Collisions with falling objects
  • Crane accidents
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Falls from elevated surfaces
  • Heavy machinery and equipment accidents
  • Exposure to toxic materials
  • Crush accidents
  • Forklift accidents

If you suffered an accident from the list above or another type of workplace accident, I’m here to help get you on the road to recovery.

Injuries That Commonly Result From Workplace Accidents

Life-changing injuries that happen at work can be severe, for example:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of limbs or digits (fingers)
  • Loss of hearing or eyesight or damage to eyes
  • Muscle injuries
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Loss of bodily functions
  • Injuries to a hand or an arm from degloving
  • Mental disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or anxiety

Injuries like the ones above can affect a person’s ability to work. When this happens, workers’ compensation benefits can help support them.

The Effects Of A Work Injury Can Last A Lifetime

The effects of some injuries last a few weeks or months. Eventually, many workers can return to their jobs. However, the effects of some injuries last a very long time – potentially the rest of a person’s life. In these cases, their medical needs and financial challenges will be constant. If you’re in a situation like this after a work accident, don’t lose hope. I will fight to secure sufficient, dependable support for you on an ongoing basis.

How My Firm Helps Injured Workers

Workers’ compensation claims can be complex. There’s a lot of paperwork to complete, insurance companies to deal with and medical care to arrange. You could also be pursuing a personal injury claim in tandem with your workers’ compensation claim, which means double the complexity. Throughout this process, I will do everything I can to get you the care you need, protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Third-Party Claims For Workers Injured On The Job

Workers’ compensation is generally your only recourse against your employer when you suffer an on-the-job injury or work-related illness. Third-party personal injury claims, however, can arise whenever someone other than your employer contributed to your injuries – such as when a negligent contractor causes a trench collapse or you are hit by a distracted driver while working roadside construction.

After a workplace accident, know you can pursue third-party claims and workers’ comp simultaneously. This dual approach allows you to maximize your compensation, covering various aspects of your injury and losses.

In some cases, your employer may also have the right to sue a third party whose actions contributed to your injury. This adds another layer of complexity to the legal process but shows the importance of exploring all available options for compensation.

Navigating these intricacies can be challenging, but with my guidance, you can rest assured that I can effectively handle your case, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

Dependent’s Claim For Death Benefits In Maryland

Not everyone survives a workplace accident. First responders, firefighters, construction workers, truck drivers and others face unique hazards that can quickly turn fatal. In those cases, the victim’s dependents may be eligible for benefits or entitled to pursue wrongful death claims.

Navigating a dependent’s claim for death benefits in Maryland can be a complex and emotionally challenging process, especially when there are dual claims through the workers’ compensation system and in civil court. As your attorney, I understand the importance of providing guidance and support to families facing these circumstances.

With the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney, you can rest assured that your family’s rights will be protected. I am here to provide compassionate support and legal guidance throughout the process, advocating for your family’s best interests at every step.

Talk To A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

Legal guidance is essential if you’re navigating the aftermath of a work injury. To learn more about your legal options and how I can help, contact me to arrange a free consultation. Call 240-641-1696 or reach out online.