Essex Accident Attorney Handling All Types of Workplace Injuries
Experienced personal injury and workers' compensation lawyer Eric Kirk has been representing injured people in Essex and throughout Maryland for over 20 years. According to the United States Department of Labor, nearly 3 million work place injuries and illnesses and almost 5,000 work-related fatalities were reported by employers in 2014. Unfortunately, danger lurks in every work environment that can expose workers to injury or hazard, and not just construction sites or factories. Depending on the severity of your injury, recovery can take anywhere from months to years - or an entire lifetime.
If you have been injured or lost a love one due to a workplace accident, you need a knowledgeable advocate on your side who can help you pursue every legal option available to recover compensation. Eric Kirk has dedicated over the last two decades to helping injury victims and their loved ones pursue fair and just compensation from negligent employers and corporations.
Types of Workplace Injuries
Often, accidents - whether caused by another person or an unavoidable event - result in personal injury to an employee. Work-related injuries come in many forms. We have worked with victims of construction accidents, industrial accidents, work-related vehicle accidents, and families of those who have lost a loved one due to a fatal work injury. While there are a wide variety of occupations and the kinds of injuries they can produce, Eric Kirk can help you with all types of workplace injuries, including:
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Defective equipment and machinery
- Ladder falls
- Scaffolding accidents
- Crane and forklift accidents
- Slip and falls
- Electrocution, burns, fires, and explosions
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Broken bones, cuts, and lacerations
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck, back, or shoulder injuries
- Lost limbs and amputations
- Knee injuries
- Scars and disfigurement
- Blindness or loss of vision
- Neurological impairment
- Death and dependent claims
Maryland Workers' Compensation System
If you have been hurt or become sick on the job, you have the right to collect workers' compensation benefits. This is a no-fault system of insurance that most employers are required to participate in, and it typically covers medical care and lost wages. It surprises many people to learn, however, that employers and insurers often deny workers' compensation benefits to their employees. Many injured workers choose to employ experienced legal counsel to guide them through the often lengthy, frustrating, and confusing process of recovering all of their benefits.
In addition, if your accident was due to the negligence or recklessness of a third party, you can file a claim to recover compensation. Third parties can include negligent contractors, manufacturers of defective products, manufacturers of faulty equipment, material suppliers, and more. Even if your recovery from your employer is limited to workers' compensation, you may still be able to file a third party claim.
From negotiation with huge insurance companies, to presenting claims before a worker's compensation commission, many victims need the guidance of an effective advocate to prosecute their claims. Attorney Eric Kirk has dedicated the last 20 years to helping injured workers and their families pursue fair and just compensation from negligent companies. He will thoroughly investigate the details of your case to identify all parties and any circumstances that may have contributed to your injury, guide you through the complicated legal process, and fight diligently to protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Reduced Attorney Fee Program
The Kirk Law Firm offers a reduced attorney fee program for personal injury matters that focuses primarily on the amount of money that actually ends up in your pocket rather than your total award before fees and court costs. This program enables our clients to keep a larger percentage of their award, settlement, or verdict. The result - more money in your pocket.
In his role as a Baltimore injury lawyer, Eric Kirk is honored to have represented thousands of good, hardworking, and honest people over the last two decades. The measure of a good attorney is, in many ways, the satisfaction of his or her clients. The Kirk Law Firm has obtained successful results for many clients, including:
for a utility worker who was electrocuted while on the job.
for a construction worker who damaged his foot while on the job.
If you have been hurt at work, you need a knowledgeable advocate who will help you maximize your claim. Fill out the form below or contact attorney Eric Kirk directly for a free consultation to discuss your case.