Baltimore Communication Worker Injury Attorney
Maryland regularly reports around 65,000 nonfatal workplace injuries annually, according to the Maryland Department of Labor. The job risks of communications workers in Maryland vary widely due to the vastly different types of work that communications jobs require; while some Baltimore communications employees work in an office, others use heavy equipment or work on potentially dangerous electrical systems. No matter what type of job you have in the communications sector, and regardless of how you were injured, you are protected under Maryland’s workers’ compensation system, which enables you to collect wage replacement and medical care for any injury or illness that happens on the job. Our Baltimore communication worker injury attorneys at Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP can help.
Common Types of Communication Workplace Accidents and Injuries
- Slip and falls;
- Falls from a height;
- Traffic collisions;
- Parking lot collisions;
- Repetitive strain injuries;
- Struck-by injuries;
- Crushing injuries; and
- Other “contact with object” injuries.
The Top Three Most Common Workplace Accidents/Injuries
According to the National Safety Council, the following types of workplace accidents and injuries are the most common:
- Overexertion or Bodily Reaction—Overexertion or bodily reaction injuries occur by exerting too much energy or force, such as lifting, pushing, pulling, working in extreme temperatures, dehydration, etc.
- Falls, Slip, and Trips—A slip and fall or trip and fall can happen anywhere, from an office building or a parking lot to a warehouse or construction site.
- Contact with Objects or Equipment—Contact with objects injuries include any time a body part becomes injured due to contact such as crushing, hit-by, pinching, lacerations, friction, and vibration.
What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Can I Receive as a Communication Worker?
Injured communication workers are entitled to the following types of workers’ compensation benefits, depending on the circumstances and severity of their case:
- Partial wage replacement;
- Full medical care;
- Rehabilitative or vocational training; and
- Travel expenses related to medical treatment.
Partial wage replacement is based on the severity of your disability. For example, if you are deemed partially disabled, you will receive a lower amount of wage replacement compensation then if you were fully disabled, because a partial disability will still allow you to do some work. Additionally, the amount of time you receive wage replacement benefits depends on whether the disability is temporary or permanent.
Why Workers’ Compensation Claims Get Denied
Many workers’ compensation claims are denied due to lack of medical evidence, lack of evidence that the injury occurred at work, or simple errors in paperwork. An employer can deny a claim, or reduce the benefits, for any of the following reasons:
- Injury did not occur at work;
- Injury is not as severe as you claim;
- Injury was a pre-existing condition that was not exacerbated by your current job;
- You are making the injury up;
- You were intoxicated at work when the accident happened; and
Employers and their insurance carriers essentially attempt to deny any claim that does not have sufficient evidence, in order to save themselves money. Remember that even if your claim was denied, you can still appeal the decision by working with an attorney, and most of these appeals are won.
Call Our Baltimore Communication Workers Attorneys Today
If you were injured on the job, our Baltimore communication workers attorneys at Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP can handle the legal process of filing a claim so that you can focus on recovering. Call us today at 800-248-3352 to schedule a free consultation.