Workers’ compensation is a specific kind of personal injury law. It involves accidents, injuries, and/or occupational diseases that take place at work. In the vast majority of states, workers’ comp is a no fault area of the law, meaning you do not need to decide liability (who might be at fault). For that reason, it’s sometimes referred to as no-fault.
Instead of being called a plaintiff, the injured worker is referred to as the claimant.
Employers purchase workers’ compensation insurance. When an employee files a claim, assuming the situation is work-related, the worker gets compensated. There’s no need to prove the employer did anything wrong. Some jobs are more dangerous than others, but injuries can happen at any kind of job, anytime.
In Maryland, workers’ compensation is handled at the Workers’ Compensation Commission level, not in the standard court systems. (Workers’ Comp Appeals in Maryland are handled in state courts.) Therefore, our statistics are different for comp than for standard litigation. In fact, our comp stats are even more thorough.
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Our statistics on workers’ compensation, which includes not just lawyers and defendants, but injuries, doctors, and employers, as well.