A six-time recipient of the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 10 Lawyer designation, Rick Jaklitsch possesses more than 35 years of experience in personal injury litigation. Attorney Rick Jaklitsch focuses on several practice areas covering serious injuries.
Most Maryland employers are required by law to obtain workers’ compensation insurance to cover their employees in case they become ill or are injured on the worksite. However, not every incident is eligible to be claimed under workers’ compensation. Rather, the injury or illness must have occurred under specific conditions. For example, the employee’s illness or injury must be directly related to the task they are required to perform for work purposes.
This includes accidents and occupational illnesses due to exposure to chemicals or workplace conditions. Secondly, the incident must have occurred on the job site or at a location associated with working. Injured or sick workers may be able to file a claim for harm sustained while they were driving to and from work, taking a break on the job site, or running an errand on behalf of the employer.
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