If You Are Hurt At Work The Law Gives You The Right To Collect Workers' Compensation Benefits.
No matter what the cause, if you are hurt at work, you have the right to collect worker's compensation benefits.
As an injured worker, you have the right to:
- Medical Care
- Lost Wages [called temporary total disability or temporary partial disability], and
- You have the right to compensation based on the severity of an permanent injury.
These are only the basic benefits available in most cases. The law provides additional benefits such a vocational rehabilitation and permanent disability as well. The circumstances surrounding your work accident must be carefully scrutinized. In an appropriate circumstance, you may be be entitled to additional compensation by bringing a third-party personal injury claim. An employer is required to provide these benefits through a system of worker's compensation insurance coverage. The system is designed to be "self-executing", so that benefits are delivered to an injured worker without delay.
It surprises many people to learn that Maryland employers and insurers often deny worker's compensation benefits to their employees, or contest their right to receive benefits.
Baltimore's injured workers often choose to employ experienced legal counsel to guide them through the often lengthy, frustrating, and confusing process of recovering each and every benefit to which they are entitled. Whether it is negotiations with huge insurance companies, or trying cases before a worker's compensation commission, injured workers need the guidance of an effective advocate to prosecute their claims. Make no mistake, the insurance company on the other side will employ skilled and effective attorneys who will forcefully argue that the court should ratify the insurance company's denial of your claim. You need an equally effective advocate in your corner.
"I am that advocate. I have years of experience and have recovered millions of dollars of contested, denied benefits for those hurt on the job."
If you have been hurt at work, I will be happy to personally meet with you to discuss your claim. Contact me today to schedule your complimentary case analysis and strategy planning session.