Maryland Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
FIGHTING FOR INJURED WORKERS THROUGHOUT MARYLAND
When you go to work, you probably do not think about what would happen if you were injured on the job or suffered a work-related illness. What would happen to your family if you could not work? How would you pay your bills? What happens if you are unable to return to work permanently?
Unfortunately, on-the-job accidents and illnesses can lead to serious health and financial consequences. Your work-related injury could leave your family without any income for an extended period. If you do not have sufficient savings or private disability insurance, you may not have the money to pay your basic living expenses and necessary bills during your recovery.
Maryland Workers’ Compensation Laws Protect Injured Workers
Fortunately, Maryland’s workers’ compensation laws provide benefits to workers who are injured on the job. The Maryland workers’ compensation lawyers of the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team can help you receive the workers’ comp benefits you and your family need while you are recovering from an on-the-job accident.
Call 410-661-9440 for a free consultation with a Maryland workers’ compensation lawyers. We will explain your legal rights and guide you through the process of filing a claim for workers’ comp benefits.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS IN MARYLAND?
Maryland employers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage to provide benefits for workers injured on the job. Therefore, most workers are covered by workers’ compensation coverage. However, if you are an independent contractor, you may not be covered by an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy.
If a worker is injured in the normal course of his or her job or becomes ill because of the work conditions, that worker should be entitled to workers’ comp benefits. Workers’ compensation does not require you to prove that your employer was negligent or at-fault for your injury or illness. You are only required to prove that the injury or illness was incurred while you were performing your required work duties for your employer.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM DENIED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS?
If your employer or the insurance provider tells you that workers’ compensation insurance does not cover your injury or illness, you should contact a member of our Pinder Plotkin Legal Team immediately. The information provided to you by your employer or the insurance company may be inaccurate. You need to seek the advice of a Maryland workers’ compensation lawyer to ensure that you take the necessary steps to protect your right to receive workers’ comp benefits after a workplace injury.
Likewise, if your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you should contact a Maryland workers’ comp attorney immediately. You are entitled to appeal the denial of a workers’ comp claim. Dealing with the aftermath of a workplace injury or illness can be overwhelming. If you have received a denial letter, don’t give up. You have options.
CONTACT A MARYLAND WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWYER
The entire Pinder Plotkin Legal Team is here to help you receive the worker’s comp benefits you need and deserve after being injured at work. We fight for you and your family when you need help!
Call us at 410-661-9440 for a free consultation.
We review your claim and discuss ways we can help you secure the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive by law. We can help you get started by filing a workers’ comp claim or help you appeal a denial of claim.
Chapter 14: What is Third-Party Liability in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
August 20, 2019
Chapter 14: What is Third-Party Liability in a Workers’ Compensation Claim? The short version: When a third-party (NOT your employer) causes your injury while you are in the course of employment (e.g., delivery driver is rear ended by another driver (a “third-party”)). You have BOTH (1) a workers’ comp claim and (2) a traditional claim […]
Chapter 13: Award of Compensation
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Chapter 13: Award of Compensation The Award of Compensation is an automatic award of workers’ compensation benefits that the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) approves when a claim is not initially challenged by the employer or the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The auto award is generated once the deadline passes for the workers’ compensation carrier […]
Chapter 12: What is the Subsequent Injury Fund?
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Chapter 12: What is the Subsequent Injury Fund? The Subsequent Injury Fund (SIF) encourages employers to hire employees with pre-existing health conditions. If an employer hired an employee with a pre-existing condition that contributed to a workplace injury, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier would be responsible for the claim. Some employers did not want […]