No matter what your job, no matter what kind of work you do, there are multitudinous ways you can be injured on the job. The good news is, work-related injury claims and the workers’ compensation system are designed so you don’t have to file a lawsuit against your employer and you don’t have the same level of adversarial battles you’d have in a normal negligence case.
You’ll still want the services of a good lawyer, though. Workers’ compensation law in Maryland is complicated and can easily trip up an injured party trying to handle a claim on his or her own. Rest assured, the attorneys here at Bowers Law Baltimore have the legal savvy and experience to see that you get the compensation you deserve.
Here’s what’s generally involved:
Workers’ compensation claims cover relevant medical treatment, wage loss, mileage to and from necessary medical appointments, and, in many cases, a lump-sum payout for a permanent injury condition.
Employees eligible for workers’ compensation coverage may be full-time or part-time, and there are circumstances where even some independent contractors may be eligible.
Fault by any particular party is not a requirement to receive workers’ compensation benefits. All you have to have is an injury that occurred either at your workplace or in the course of performing your regular job duties.
The job duties of many Bowers Law Baltimore clients require them to drive, and workers’ compensation law often covers such driving from location to location. Note that auto accident-related work injuries frequently include a separate liability component. That means our clients actually get two settlements.
Note also that attorneys get paid only upon winning wage claim disputes. If a client is awarded compensation for any permanent injury, the attorney is paid a percentage of the payout to that client.
As we mentioned earlier, workers’ compensation law in Maryland is complicated. Attorneys themselves have trouble with it if their practice doesn’t handle Maryland workers’ comp regularly. We Bowers Law Baltimore attorneys do handle it – a lot. Ours are familiar faces at the various workers’ compensation commission hearing facilities. We know the commissioners, too, and what’s important to each of them. Not only that, but we also know most of the defense attorneys and insurance companies involved with workers’ comp. And we have decades of experience handling such claims with those who handle them on the opposing side.
If, then, you’ve been injured at work or on the job, don’t go it alone to file a workers’ compensation claim. Contact Bowers Law Baltimore immediately for the help you’ll need to win your case and get the compensation you deserve.