Annapolis Work Accident Lawyers

At Cochran and Chhabra, LLC, our attorneys work with people who need advice about the personal injury aspects of work-related injuries. For dependable advice and skilled advocacy on your personal injury claims, contact us in Annapolis for a free consultation.

The Maryland workers' compensation system is intended to serve as the first source of financial recovery for people who have been hurt at work. In theory, the injured worker accepts a more limited range of benefits in a no-fault system that requires no proof of negligence on the part of an employer, a co-worker or anyone else. In order to collect workers' compensation, you only need to prove that a work accident kept you away from your job for any length of time.

Keep in mind that you might have additional remedies for a job-related accident. You won't be able to sue your employer or a co-worker for negligence, but you can pursue personal injury claims against other defendants, even while you're collecting workers' comp benefits. If a negligent driver hit you while you were driving your delivery route, you'll have a case against the driver. If a property owner's negligence caused injury while you were working an installation or repair job, you can sue the owner.

The advantage of a personal injury claim over workers' compensation is the broader range of losses that it covers. While workers' comp typically only covers medical expenses and lost income up to the point of return to work or maximum medical recovery, a negligence lawsuit will include claims for future treatment needs, pain and suffering, and mental distress. These elements of loss are often the most valuable parts of a personal injury claim.

Helping You After An Accident At Work

The Annapolis work accident attorneys of Cochran and Chhabra, LLC help injured employees on personal injury claims of all kinds whenever a negligent third party played a role in causing the accident. Our clients in work-related accident litigation include:

  • Truck drivers, delivery drivers, bus drivers and other commercial vehicle operators
  • Industrial and assembly workers
  • Independent contractors engaged in repair or installation jobs involving electrical systems, air conditioners, furnaces, appliances, windows, cable TV or Internet connections
  • Construction workers from carpenters and roofers to excavators, pavers and equipment operators
  • Freight handlers at warehouses, loading docks, rail terminals or waterfront facilities
  • Road crew workers in highway construction or maintenance zones

We help clients recover full compensation for serious injuries such as head or brain trauma, multiple fractures, burns or electrocution, paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury, and serious trauma to the knee, ankle or foot.

Cochran and Chhabra, LLC accepts personal injury claims on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay no attorney's fee unless we recover compensation for you through settlement or jury verdict. To learn more about our practice on behalf of people injured on the job, contact our office in Annapolis for a free consultation.

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