An employee who sustains an accidental injury arising out of his or her employment is entitled to worker's compensation benefits. These are typically wage loss payments and medical expenses. The nature of worker's compensation injures are explored and discussed elsewhere on this site.
The thorough Baltimore personal injury lawyer will always explore a possible "third-party" component to any workers compensation claim. [ e.g. a car accident in Baltimore where the injured person is 'on the job'].
In a straight worker's compensation claim, it does not matter if the employer was at fault for the accident. Benefits are payable if the injury occurred in the course of employment. But what if the injury was caused by a negligently designed machine or piece of equipment? What if the worker's compensation injury was a car accident with an "at-fault" driver that did not work for the employer.
I've frequently been able to make two-cases-out-of-one, collecting wage loss and medical benefits for my clients under the worker's compensation scheme, and separate damages for pain and suffering via a personal injury action.