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When an employee is injured within the scope of employment, he or she has the right to make a worker's compensation claim against the employer. Worker's compensation claims allow an injured worker to have their medical bills and lost wages, related to the workplace injury, paid by the employer's worker's compensation coverage. The worst thing that can happen to you is you lose the ability to provide for yourself and your family due to the negligence of someone else. Our team at Gelb & Gelb, P.C., led by attorney Roger Gelb, will make sure the employee is adequately compensated. However, a worker's compensation claim does not entitle the injured party to compensation for pain and suffering, as a liability claim does.
If a party is injured within the scope of employment by a third party (anyone other than the employer or a fellow employee), the worker may make both a worker's compensation claim and a liability claim against the negligent third party. However, if the third party liability claim is successful, the worker's compensation carrier must be reimbursed for any payments made related to the claim, out of the recovery. A seasoned personal injury lawyer, like Roger Gelb, is often successful in getting the worker's compensation lien reduced, so as to allow his client to net more money from the liability claim.
If you've sustained serious injuries on the job, you have the legal right to compensation. If you are unsure if you have a case or not, it's imperative that you call to discuss your case with an experienced attorney to discuss your options. D.C., Maryland, and Virginia attorney Roger Gelb and his firm have represented over 10,000 clients and have recovered in excess of $100,000,000.00 (one hundred millions dollars) since its founding in 1954. Contact us today for a free consultation.