Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Injury Attorney
Law enforcement work comes with risks. The men and women who choose this profession know the dangers that they face every day. In an instant, an officer can face a life-threatening situation. Many officers suffer work-related injuries every year. When these injuries occur, the officers need to know that they will get the help they need to recover and support themselves and their families.
Law enforcement officers in Maryland are entitled to workers’ compensation insurance coverage, just like other employees. Contacting an attorney can help these workers learn the best way to recover what they need and are owed. Unfortunately, getting the coverage owed is not always as easy as it should be.
If you suffered an injury while working in law enforcement in Maryland, a Maryland workers’ compensation attorney could work with you to ensure that you get what you need and that the insurers treat you fairly.
Contact Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP today at 410-769-5400 to speak with an attorney and learn how we can help you.
What Does Workers Compensation Insurance Cover for Maryland Law Enforcement Workers?
If you are a law enforcement worker who suffered injuries on the job, workers’ compensation will cover medical care and lost wages that are the result of the injury. The costs of treatment, prescriptions, and expenses associated with time in the hospital should all be covered by workers’ compensation.
Many injuries can prevent a person from being able to work at his or her job. If your injury is keeping you out of work, then you should be receiving wage loss benefits. The benefits will typically be at least two-thirds of your normal pay. Law enforcement officers are also entitled to being compensated for permanent problems related to the injury. If you work in law enforcement, then you can recover a higher rate of compensation than most workers. Determining the rate and what benefits apply can be complicated and confusing. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you navigate this system to ensure that you understand your rights and know what benefits you qualify for so that you get the maximum amount of coverage. In some instances, law enforcement workers receive benefits that other workers would not be able to collect.
If a law enforcement officer dies on the job, the benefits will extend to that person’s family and can cover lost income and funeral expenses.
In cases of severe injuries and death, where payments can be extensive, hiring an attorney is extremely important. A serious or tragic injury can create a host of problems for the injured person and that person’s family. You need to ensure that you are not signing away benefits to which your family is entitled and that you will need to support yourself and dependents.
What Injuries Will Workers’ Compensation Cover for Maryland Law Enforcement Workers?
Workers’ compensation may seem easier to obtain in cases of work-related injuries like car accidents than occupational illnesses such as hearing loss, but workers’ comp policies cover both for Maryland law enforcement workers. When it comes to having coverage apply to a workers’ injury or illness, the important factor is that the harm is the result of the person’s job.
Special presumptions apply to law enforcement officers in Maryland in this respect. Heart disease and hypertension are diseases that commonly impact law enforcement workers. While other high-stress professions might also lead to these conditions, if you work in law enforcement, there is a presumption that the condition is work-related. The expenses you incur because of these diseases are eligible for coverage. Your medication and treatment will not cost you or your family anything.
If you retired from law enforcement, and your doctor later diagnosed you with one of these conditions, you still qualify for coverage.
If you suffered any injuries or illnesses that you believe were the result of your job as a Maryland law enforcement worker, contact a Maryland workers’ compensation attorney today. These benefits are there to protect you and your loved ones, and we can help you get that to which you are entitled.
Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP Is Here to Help Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Injured on the Job
At Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP, our attorneys concentrate their practice heavily in Maryland workers’ compensation claims. We understand how much these programs can help take the burden of a workplace injury off of a law enforcement worker and his or her family.
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claims can sometimes be complicated, and the process can be confusing and stressful. The last thing you need to deal with after a work-related injury or diagnosis is a battle with an insurer. Call Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP at 410-769-5400 today for a free consultation with an experienced Maryland workers’ compensation attorney.