Ledyard Law
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Workplace & Business


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Ledyard Law Represents Individuals and Small Businesses in the Workplace

We can help you in a wide range of issues at work.


Small Business Litigation

 

Small businesses need someone on their side when they’re up against larger companies with greater financial and legal resources. Their advantages don’t concern us at all. We have represented more than 100 small businesses in more than 150 cases to recover business losses and defend against legal actions brought by other companies.

Ledyard Law most often represents individuals and businesses with fewer than 100 employees and less than $3 million in annual revenue. Still, we can represent small business with up to 1,500 employees. We can take our clients through the processes of negotiation and litigation, as well as represent them at trial if that is the path to the maximum compensation allowed by law.

Call us 24 hours a day at (410) 807-8077 or contact us here.

The types of business litigation cases we handle include:

  • Claims Made Against Businesses
  • Claims Made By Businesses
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Property Damage
  • Ownership Disputes

We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call (410) 807-8077 today for a free consultation.

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Inquiries at Work/Worker's Compensation

 

With all the time a person spends at work, workplace injuries are common. If your injury occurred anytime while working — even if you were on your way to work, on your break, on your way home from work, working at home or on a company trip — you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Too often, employers and their insurance companies don’t tell injured workers their rights. All employees are entitled to benefits for work-related injuries, regardless of the nature of their jobs.

We will negotiate with your employer’s insurance company on your behalf, and even go to trial if necessary, to get you the maximum compensation allowed by law. That includes missed time from work, medical expenses, and compensation for pain and/or disability. In instances of death, the family of the employee may be eligible for compensation.

Call us 24 hours a day at (410) 807-8077 or contact us here.

We represent individuals who have suffered injuries caused by:

  • Slip & Fall
  • Trip & Fall
  • Burns
  • Elevator and Escalator Accidents
  • Exposure to Dangerous Substances
  • Exposure to Lead Paint
  • Exposure to Asbestos
  • Falling from Heights
  • Falling Objects
  • Machine Injuries
  • Negligent Security
  • Physical Violence
  • Snow and Ice Accidents
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Workplace Vehicle Accidents

We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call (410) 807-8077 today for a free consultation.

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Wrongful Termination

 

It can be difficult to know for sure if you were terminated from a job illegally. We encourage you to reach out to us right away if you feel that your job is in jeopardy to determine if you have the right to file a claim. If you wait to file a claim, you may lose important legal rights. In some cases, your employer may have broken federal laws. For example, firing you for your race, color, ethnicity/national origin, religion, age, sex/sexual orientation, disability or veteran status is always illegal. You also can’t be legally fired for being a whistleblower.

It gets more complicated if your employer violates your employment contract in some way, such as firing you before a predetermined amount of time, or if you weren’t given fair notice as outlined in a company handbook, for example. We can simplify this entire process for you and protect your rights.

We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call (410) 807-8077 today for a free consultation.

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Harassment

 

Do you think you may have suffered harassment at work? The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines harassment as offensive, unwelcome conduct, based on the victim’s protected characteristic (such as sex, race or religion), that is so severe or pervasive that it affects the terms and conditions of employment. This might take the form of “quid pro quo” harassment, in which the victim’s job opportunities are based on putting up with the harassment. (For example: “If you want that raise, you’ll agree to go out with me.”) Or, it might take the form of hostile environment harassment, in which the workplace is poisoned by biased comments, lewd behavior, and other inappropriate behavior.

If you have been harassed at work or if you think that you may have been harassed at work but are not sure, we encourage you to call us. We are here to listen compassionately to what you have experienced. We can answer all of your questions about how to go about being compensated for loss of income, loss of employment, or embarrassment. If we need to take the case to trial, we have the experience and dedication to do that. Please contact us.

Call us 24 hours a day at (410) 807-8077 or contact us here.

We represent individuals in cases related to:

  • Gender
  • Intimidation
  • Name Calling
  • Offensive Objects or Pictures
  • Physical Threats or Assault
  • Race or Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Orientation

We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call (410) 807-8077 today for a free consultation.

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Wage Disputes

 

Are you not being paid the wage promised to you in writing or in a verbal agreement? Are you being denied overtime pay? Is your employer asking you to be “on call” but only paying you for the number of hours worked? Are you not being paid the minimum wage required by your state or the federal government? If you are in any of these situations, you may have a case.

These types of disputes can get complicated and frustrating very quickly if you try to handle them on your own. We can help you. We will talk to you about each step of the process so that you can feel confident that we are building the best case possible. If we determine that you should consider taking the case to court, we have the experience and dedication to do that. Please contact us.

We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call (410) 807-8077 today for a free consultation.

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Asbestos

 

Exposure to a dangerous substance like asbestos can cause pain and long-term illnesses (such as cancer and mesothelioma). Exposure can occur at work, at your home or someone else’s, or in a public place. For injuries that occurred in public places (such as a school or government building), the owners of the properties will have insurance coverage. The insurance companies make money by compensating you as little as possible for your injuries. They will do whatever it takes to achieve this goal. We will build your case to maximize your compensation under the law. Then we will negotiate with the insurance companies to get you a fair deal. If the insurance companies are not reasonable, we will file a lawsuit and even take your case to trial, if necessary, to win the largest payment allowed by law.

With workplace injuries, we will negotiate with your employer’s insurance company on your behalf, and even go to trial if necessary to get you the maximum compensation allowed by law. That includes missed time from work, medical expenses, and compensation for pain and/or disability. In instances of death, the family of the employee may be eligible for compensation.

We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call (410) 807-8077 today for a free consultation.

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Whistleblower Claims

 

The term “whistleblower” is used to describe a person who has exposed misconduct in an organization. This can include alleged dishonest or illegal activity within a business, the government, or another type of organization. This misconduct can include fraud, corruption, health and safety violations, or violations of laws, rules, and regulations.

If you are aware of possible misconduct within your organization, please contact us immediately. We can help you determine if what you have witnessed is illegal. Plus, we can help to protect you from reprisal (punishment or retaliation from the organization), and you may be entitled to significant compensation.

We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call (410) 807-8077 today for a free consultation.

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