Maryland Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Workers’ compensation lawyers serving all of Maryland
All employers in the state of Maryland must carry workers’ compensation coverage. If you’ve been hurt on the job, you need experienced attorneys to help you with the complexities of Maryland workers’ compensation law. This is especially true because insurance companies will encourage their lawyers to do whatever they can to avoid paying you for your work-related injuries.
Contact Plaxen & Adler, P.A., if you suffered a personal injury that arose out of or in the course of your employment. Our Maryland workers’ compensation lawyers will work to ensure that you receive the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled. Whether your employer is big or small, we have the experience to represent your best interests.
Understanding the basics of workers’ compensation
Whenever you are involved in a work-related accident that causes injury, you have a right to pursue compensation from your employer. You should never follow a fellow employee’s advice or employer’s request to not file a claim.
When you file a workers’ compensation claim, it is important to understand that you are not suing your employer. Instead, you are making a claim for benefits under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance plan.
- Medical care: You are entitled to receive medical care from the doctor of your own choice.
- Vocational rehabilitation: If you are unable to return to your present employment, you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation counseling and possibly even re-training or additional education.
- Damages: In general, workers’ compensation benefits include lost wages, medical expenses and monetary compensation for permanent injuries.
- Fees: You pay no attorneys fees unless we recover benefits for you. The Workers’ Compensation Commission fee schedule governs all legal fees, with a final determination of fees occurring at the end of your case.
Pre-existing conditions and workers’ compensation benefits
It is fairly clear that anyone who suffered a new injury while at work can pursue workers’ comp benefits. But, did you also know that you can seek compensation if an accident at work aggravated a pre-existing condition? If your work-related injury caused the aggravation of a back injury, wrist injury or other medical condition, reach out to our legal team for skilled representation.
Is a Maryland workers’ comp lawyer required to help you get benefits?
Just like in any legal proceeding, you can represent yourself. However, the insurance company and their lawyer will attempt to take advantage of you if you do. An experienced lawyer with knowledge of this field will ensure your rights are protected and you receive the maximum benefits you are entitled to. For example, a lawyer can streamline the process of obtaining medical treatment authorization, and ensuring you are paid for your time missed from work. A lawyer can also advocate on your behalf if the insurance company denies benefits or delays payment. Finally, a knowledgeable lawyer can be instrumental in obtaining workers’ comp benefits for survivors of loved ones who have died in fatal accidents at work. Learn more ways a lawyer can effectively handle your claim on your behalf by reaching out to our Maryland law firm.
Call our Maryland workers’ compensation attorneys for a free consultation
If you sustained injuries in a work-related accident, call the Maryland workers’ comp attorneys of Plaxen & Adler at 410.988.4449 or contact us online. We have offices in Dundalk, Baltimore, Columbia and elsewhere throughout the state. We offer free initial consultations and a flexible appointment schedule. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you get the benefits you require.