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Can You Collect Workers’ Comp If You Were Negligent?

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Employee Negligence?

September 8, 2022

The Department of Public Services under the D.C. government has safeguards in place if a worker does not receive their benefits and handles hearings and appeals if the claim is denied. Those who are injured at work in the District are entitled to receive medical treatment and supplies as well as benefits for vocational rehabilitation if necessary. They also receive 66 ⅔ of their average weekly salary. If the injured employee cannot work for more than three days, the employer is required to start paying benefits within two weeks.

Recovering Compensation For Emotional Distress

Emotional Distress Damages in a Personal Injury Case

September 1, 2022

Emotional distress after being injured in an accident can have a lasting impact. If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian, motorcycle, truck or car collision and are suffering from emotional pain; you may wonder what your options are. Emotional and psychological damages may be available to those who have been involved in a car accident. These damages can help cover the cost of therapy and other treatment needed to cope with the trauma you suffered.

Tips On What To Do After A Dog Bite Injury

If a Dog Bites You, Do These Six Things Now

August 25, 2022

So you’ve suffered a dog bite and wonder what to do now. You might think the bite isn’t serious enough to run to the emergency room, but there are small punctures that concern you. It’s right for you to be concerned. According to WebMD, half of all dog bites introduce bacteria into the wound. That is very worrisome, so knowing what to do is essential. If a dog happens to bite you and cause punctures or draw blood, doing the following six things is recommended.

Calculating Damages In A Wrongful Death Claim

How Much Compensation Can You Receive in a Wrongful Death?

August 18, 2022

Under D.C. Code § 16-2701, the executor of the estate of an individual who died due to someone else’s negligence is eligible to file a claim for wrongful death. This includes negligence in areas such as motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice cases and intentional acts.

If the individual died without a will or without naming an individual to handle their affairs, the court can appoint someone.

What To Do After You’Ve Been Injured In A Truck Accident

When You’ve Suffered Injuries in a Truck Accident

August 11, 2022

A truck accident involving a big commercial vehicle often results in serious trauma to others. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, around 147,000 injuries involving big rigs occurred in 2020. However, when you are injured in a truck collision, more than the driver may be held responsible for your trauma. This is what an injury lawyer does in part. Your injury lawyer can determine what party/parties can be held liable for your accident injuries so that you can obtain all the compensation that you deserve.

Injury Claims Involving Drunk Drivers

Find Out How a DUI Affects a Personal Injury Claim

August 4, 2022

When you’ve been injured by a drunk driver in Washington, D.C., there are several important things you need to know when filing a personal injury claim. Driving under the influence (DUI) and while intoxicated (DWI) are different designations. When a person is charged with DUI, it means their BAC level is 0.07 percent or under that. However, a field test for sobriety that was administered by a police officer shows cognitive impairment. In a DWI, the BAC level is at least 0.08 percent, which is shown by a urine, blood, or breathalyzer test.

How Do I Pay For My Accident Injuries?

Who Pays Your Medical Bills After an Accident?

July 28, 2022

In the event that you settle or your case goes to civil court, the person or entity responsible for your crash or accident should pay for your medical expenses. In addition, the at-fault party’s insurance company should compensate you for any future medical expenses you will incur because of your injury. In addition to physical injuries and wages, you lost due to being unable to work, you should receive for emotional and psychological trauma as well.

You should also receive coverage for adaptive medical devices and transportation to and from your medical appointments. You should not need to pay for your medical treatment if another person caused your accident. 

How Do I Bring A Swimming Pool Claim?

How to File a Lawsuit After a Swimming Pool Accident

July 21, 2022

A swimming pool lawsuit is often filed against the manager or owner of the establishment. This can be a hotel, a community pool or a home. The basis of a swimming pool claim is that due to the negligence of another, someone died or was injured. The lawsuit asks for compensation for the injuries or wrongful death of the injured party.

How A Construction Accident Lawyer Can Help Your Case

Why Should I Hire a Construction Accident Lawyer?

July 14, 2022

Did you know that one out of every 10 construction workers is injured each year in an accident, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? It’s true because construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs. Although construction workers are covered for accident injuries under workers’ compensation, it isn’t always enough to pay for their medical treatment and lost wages.

This is where a construction accident attorney in Washington, D.C. can help. Following are some of the ways an injury lawyer can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve:

Bicyclist Liability In A Collision

When Is a Bicyclist Liable for an Accident?

July 7, 2022

A bicyclist is often involved in traffic accidents. While many people may think the motorist is almost always at fault, this isn’t true. Those who ride bicycles are also expected to follow the rules of the road and avoid negligent actions that might lead to a collision. In other words, their responsibilities and rights are the same as a driver of a passenger vehicle.