Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Maryland Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Maryland’s workers’ compensation laws are considered a no-fault insurance program, meaning that employers will compensate injured workers in exchange for their right to file claims of negligence. In order to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, the harm suffered by an employee must have been caused by an accidental personal injury arising out of and in the course of employment. Workers who developed occupational diseases as the result of their work may also be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. A successful workers’ compensation claim can provide injured victims with a number of benefits. In addition to compensation for medical bills and lost wages, injured workers have the right to receive temporary total, temporary partial, permanent partial, or permanent total disability benefits, depending on the nature of the injury.
Workers’ compensation claims can be complex, as they are filled with numerous requirements, complicated paper work and a number of procedural guidelines. Generally, all injured workers’ who wish to file a claim must first report their injury to their employer and seek medical attention as soon as possible. When beginning the claim process, injured workers must complete numerous forms and provide substantial supporting evidence about the nature of their work-related injury or illness to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC). In some cases, the WCC may also order additional medical evaluations. As providing this information is essential to the success of your claim, retaining the assistance of experienced Maryland personal injury lawyers from our firm during this stage can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Assistance Throughout Every Step of the Claim Process
At a time when injured workers should be focusing on their recovery, complex legal procedures for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be overwhelming and frustrating. This is why our attorneys make it our mission to help injured workers throughout the entirety of their workers’ compensation process. Those interested in filing a workers’ comp claim should also be aware that there may be time limitations surrounding your eligibility to receive benefits and that certain actions should be commenced immediately.