Workers' Compensation

Compounding Losses

A work injury or work-related accident can leave you with huge medical bills and can also render you unable to work. Having to miss time at work can result in financial strain, as you will suffer lost income and wages. Maryland, like other states, has workers' compensation laws in place to make up for the losses incurred after an on-the-job injury. A trusted workers' compensation lawyer can assist you in seeking the benefits you deserve after sustaining back injuries, repetitive-motion injuries, or other injuries on the job.

Liability in Maryland Workers' Compensation Claims

In Maryland, you may qualify for workers' compensation regardless of the work situation that led to your accident or injury. Your injury could be the result of employer negligence, your own negligence as a worker, or an act of nature. It does not matter. As long as you were injured while legitimately working on the job, you can file for benefits under Maryland workers' compensation laws.

Maryland Workers' Compensation Benefits

Maryland workers' compensation laws allow for various benefits depending on who or what caused your accidents, where the accident occurred, and how serious your injuries are. Common benefits awarded in Maryland workers compensation claims are partial disability benefits, total disability benefits, lost wage benefits, medical benefits, and vocational rehab benefits. If an on-the-job accident claimed someone's life, their estate may be able to obtain death benefits, funeral benefits and survival benefits.

First Steps After Your Injury

If you have sustained an injury at work, the first thing you should do is notify your employer. This is an important step from a documentation standpoint. Once the injury has been documented, you can use that paperwork as a reference in your workers' compensation case. If you wait to inform your employer, the employer may extensively question and investigate whether or not you were actually injured on the job.

After you have notified your employer and initiated all the proper documentation at your workplace, you should file a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission Board. This is a government agency whose job it is to oversee all workers' compensation matters in the state of Maryland. When you file a claim with the board, they will notify your employer, as well as your employer's insurance companies.

Contact a Workers' Compensation Lawyer Today

I am an experienced Maryland workers' compensation lawyer, and I fight aggressively for my clients' rights. I understand how devastating injuries can be, and I am dedicated to helping you get the workers' compensation benefits you deserve. I also handle workers' compensation appeals for clients who have been previously denied benefits.

I serve clients all over Maryland and Washington D.C., including Annapolis, Bowie, Essex, Gaithersburg, Glen Burnie, Hyattsville, Frederick, Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring, Clinton, Landover, Laurel, College Park, Baltimore, and Wheaton. And I maintain multiple offices to make it easier for you to obtain legal help. Weekend appointments are also available.

Don't ignore your on-the-job injury, repetitive-stress injury, or workplace accident. Call or email me at ds@dsteinlaw.com today for a free consultation.