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Do I Need Legal Help? When To Contact A Maryland Workers’ Compensation Attorney


On-the-job accidents and occupational illnesses can happen in any occupation. Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical costs, lost wages, and potential long-term disabilities. Unfortunately, obtaining these benefits is not easy. Our Maryland workers’ compensation attorney explains six common scenarios in which getting legal help can protect your rights.

Six Situations That Require Experienced Legal Representation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that close to 15,000 people are injured due to on-the-job accidents each year. Construction crews, utility workers, and emergency service providers, such as law enforcement and firefighters, are among the most at risk. However, serious work-related injuries and occupational illnesses can happen to anyone, in any type of job.

Workers’ compensation benefits help to prevent paying out-of-pocket for medical care and reimburse lost income you suffer. Under the Maryland Workers’ Compensation laws, employers with at least one employee are required to provide these benefits. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for problems to arise when filing a claim or during the approval process. The following are six situations that generally require legal help:

  1. You are diagnosed with a life-threatening occupational illness, such as a heart attack or cancer, or serious injuries that are likely to take years to recover from;
  2. The types of injuries you suffer are likely to result in permanent impairments that prevent you from working at your prior job;
  3. Your employer disputes that your injuries or illness are work-related or otherwise refuses to file a claim;
  4. The insurance company has denied your claim;
  5. They have delayed making a decision and are asking for additional information;
  6. The amount they are offering fails to cover all your costs.

How Our Maryland Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help You

People who are injured on the job or suffer occupational illnesses may be entitled to benefits through the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC). However, actual payment is made through insurance policies that your employer is legally required to carry. This is often where the trouble begins.

Insurance companies are for-profit. It is generally in their best interests to either downplay or deny claims. Having an experienced Maryland workers’ compensation attorney on your side helps ensure you get the maximum amount you are entitled to in your claim. Actions we can take on your behalf include:

  • Gathering evidence to prove how your injuries or illness happened and that your condition is work-related;
  • Obtaining medical records and statements from your doctor to prove the extent of harm you suffered;
  • Negotiating with insurance representatives and helping you get the maximum benefits with the least amount of wait time;
  • Appealing denied claims through the WCC and taking your case to court, if needed.

Request A Consultation With Our Maryland Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Work-related injuries and occupational illnesses can impact your health and financial security for years to come. Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP helps you get the maximum amount of benefits you are entitled to in your claim. Call or contact us online to request a consultation with our Maryland motorcycle accident attorney today.





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