Injured in the Snow and Ice

Baltimore has just seen the blizzard of 2016 and moving around the city is treacherous.  There is snow and ice everywhere.  Driving isn’t safe.  Walking isn’t safe.  Even standing can be dangerous if you are in the wrong spot!  Unfortunately, tons of injuries result from the hazardous conditions.  Many of these injuries happen while the injured party is on the job.

Car accidents while moving around Baltimore can sometimes be workers’ compensation.  If you are actually driving for work at that moment, that can easily be a compensable injury.  Driving to and from work are generally not workers’ compensation cases.  However, depending on the circumstances, these can result in a case.  It’s best to check with a Baltimore workers’ comp lawyer to figure out your situation.

Some common injuries with this nasty weather are knee injuries and shoulder injuries.  There are frequent knee injuries because of the slipping.  This produces ACL tears, MCL tears, ligament damage, and other knee related problems.  Shoulder injuries are common while trying to catch yourself instead of hitting the ground.  Slick conditions produce all sorts of injuries.

The Workers’ Compensation Commission of Maryland is closed on Monday (1/25/16).  All workers’ comp hearings are cancelled.  And there’s a good chance you won’t be working today or tomorrow, but soon you will be back at work.  If you’re like us, you’ve got bills to pay and people to feed.  So you will have to work before it’s perfectly safe.  Do your best to avoid the ER.

We know from our years of experience that our crew of Baltimore comp lawyers is going to get quite a few calls because of the blizzard.  Try not to let it be you!  Stay as safe as possible.