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Baltimore Personal Injury Law Blog

Are you familiar with these details of workers’ compensation?

If you want to get the workers' compensation you deserve in the event of an injury or illness, there are things you should and should not be doing.

Some people are aware of how the workers' compensation system works, including their rights. Other employees never think they will be injured on the job, meaning they don't pay much attention to the process.

Drunk and distracted driving is dangerous

Drunk and distracted driving has been a problem throughout the United States for many years. Even though there are laws in place to prevent both types of behaviors, some people fail to comply. As a result, they put themselves as well as others in harm's way.

Drunk driving is illegal in the state of Maryland. The same holds true for texting and driving, which is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving.

What if an insurance company doesn’t want to pay your claim?

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, it will not be long before you are in communication with your insurance company. You may also find yourself speaking with the insurance company of others involved in the accident.

There are things you want to say, things you want to avoid saying, and steps you can take to make the process less stressful and more time efficient.

Workers’ compensation, medical care, and the type of disability

Making a workers' compensation claim means you have been injured on the job. Even though you may not want to miss work, it could be in the best interest of both you and your employer.

As an injured worker, you have the right to seek all necessary treatment. Medical treatment compensation covers all medical bills, treatment, and prescriptions.

Police don’t always visit the scene of an accident

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, the first thing you have to do is take care of your health, as well as that of any of your passengers. In the event of an injury, there is nothing more important than contacting an ambulance. This can be the difference between receiving treatment and avoiding long term complications, as well as a situation that takes a turn for the worse.

Many people are under the impression that police always show up at the scene of an accident. While this happens sometimes, it is not always the case.

Understanding what is considered medical malpractice

It goes without saying that many people are unhappy with the level of medical care they receive. For one reason or another, they don't feel that their medical team provided the care and service they deserve.

Of course, there is a big difference between bad service and medical malpractice. You need to know the difference, especially if you feel that your situation has worsened due to the negligence of or a mistake made by your doctor.

Common reasons for a truck accident

As the driver of a passenger vehicle, you know you are always in close proximity to others while you make your way down the road. This includes vehicles of the same size, as well as large tractor trailers.

Being involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, including 18-wheelers and delivery trucks among others, is very serious. Due to the size discrepancy, it is the person or people in the smaller vehicle that are at a distinct disadvantage.

Mistakes that can bog down your workers’ compensation claim

If you have been injured on the job, you may understand that filing a workers' compensation claim is the best thing you can do.

While the process sounds simple, there are many roadblocks standing in your way. Any mistake is a big mistake, so you want to make sure you are doing everything the right way.

Hospital malpractice: A concern among most patients

Even if you have great respect and trust for your local hospital, you realize that any mistake could have a negative impact on your health.

Hospital malpractice remains a concern among most patients, due to the fact that this results in many injuries and deaths every year.