Can an Injured Employee Receive Benefits in Addition to Workers Comp?

After a construction accident, injured workers may be entitled to a recovery through a workers compensation claim. However, these benefits are limited. In some cases, you may be able to collect benefits in addition to workers comp through a third party claim. In this video, attorney Victor Long explains when you may be able to file a lawsuit against parties other than your employer. Quite often there are other remedies that are available on a construction site. Your average construction site, particularly a major construction site, has many different subcontractors, along with a general contractor. Based on the law in…

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Workers Comp Claim?

Workers compensation benefits can help you recover the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages after a work injury. However, the workers comp system limits the amount and type of compensation you may receive. In this video, attorney Victor Long explains why consulting with a personal injury lawyer after an on-the-job injury can help you maximize your recovery, even if you are already receiving workers compensation payments. Well, we practice many types of law. One of the areas that I’ve been particularly interested in is construction law. A lot of working people are familiar with…

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How Can You Prevent Construction Site Accidents?

It is the general contractor’s job to prevent construction site accidents by following all safety rules and regulations on a project. However, when a contractor is pressed for time, corners may be cut and workers can be injured as a result. In this video, attorney Victor Long discusses how his law firm assists injured construction workers when they’ve been hurt on the job. You know, we’re very fortunate that there is OSHA. But still, accidents do happen. The other good thing about OSHA is, sometimes they’ll do inspections or reports. And they can be very useful for us in our…

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Traumatic Workplace Injuries Plague Americans | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire According to NIOSH, “each day, U.S. workers suffer injury, disability, and death from workplace incidents. On average, 15 workers die each day from traumatic injuries. Overall, 5,400 workers died in 2007 from an occupational injury and more than 4 million workers had a nonfatal injury or illness. In the private-sector alone every day, we see 11,500 nonfatal work-related injuries/illnesses with more than half of these injuries/illnesses requiring a job transfer, work restrictions, or time away from the jobs as a result. Among all workers, not just the private sector, 9,000 workers are treated in…

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