People fall ill for many reasons. Someone at work brings their cold with them and spreads it around to others, or maybe the stomach flu invades through a child in school or daycare. Sometimes you just start to have aches, pains or feel generally blah and you don't know why.
Any type of construction work comes with an inherent amount of risk. Sadly, accidents occur quite frequently at construction sites in Maryland and all across the country. As such, employers in this field of work are legally required to provide workers' compensation benefits to employees, which may help provide some financial security in the event of injury, illness or death while on the job.
Just as work-related injuries and illnesses vary in their type and severity, the care needed for recovery also varies. In order to adequately care for an injury or illness suffered on-the-job, different types of workers' compensation benefits are available. Maryland residents who have been injured, or who have suffered a work-related illness, need to know what the differences are in these benefits and how an attorney can help ensure proper payment.
Most employers across the United States, including those in Maryland, are required to obtain workers' compensation insurance. This type of insurance can help protect the company, and will continue to provide employees with benefits and financial support if they are injured or become ill while on-the-job. Workers' compensation benefits are certainly a valuable asset, but there may be questions as to what type of injuries actually qualify.