Maryland Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
From our main office in Glen Burnie, MD and our satellite offices, the workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC represent clients in the Baltimore/Annapolis/Washington, D.C. region and throughout Maryland in workers’ compensation issues.
If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to recover certain expenses and permanent disability benefits related to your injuries through the workers’ compensation process, and possibly through filing a personal injury suit. As skilled Maryland workers’ compensation lawyers, we can help you determine your best course of action, and make sure you get the benefits that you are entitled to receive.
Getting Compensated For On-The-Job Injuries
Maryland workers’ compensation laws protect your rights and allow you to receive compensation if you have been hurt on the job.
Many people wrongly assume that if the workers’ compensation insurance company is accepting their claim, they will be compensated fully and in a timely manner. Very often the workers’ compensation insurance carriers refuse to compensate the injured worker. That is why it is important to contact the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC to assist you in receiving the benefits to which you are entitled.
The reason it is advisable to seek legal counsel is that insurance companies have very little incentive to act in favor of an employee when an injury is proven to have occurred at the workplace. The insurance provider stands to lose money if they have to pay out claims.
Don’t Be A Victim Of The System
If you have been injured at your place of employment, and need assistance filing your workers’ compensation claim, or have difficulties in obtaining your benefits, do not become a victim a second time. Talk to one of our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys about allowing us to help you.
Serving Injured Individuals And Families Throughout Maryland
Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC represents Maryland individuals and families on Social Security disability, long-term disability, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation claims. There are no attorney fees or legal expenses unless we win your case. Call 1-886-902-4111 today or contact us online for a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys at our main offices in Glen Burnie, and satellite offices in Owings Mills, Ellicott City, or Annapolis.
What to do when Injured on the Job in Maryland
Maryland workers’ compensation benefits are available to people who are injured on the job in an accidental injury that arises out of and in the course of employment. Obtaining workers’ comp benefits – which include payment for medical expenses as well as partial wage replacement – is an important part of your recovery and rehabilitation, but the process can seem complicated and confusing. What’s worse, employers and their insurance carriers often look for different ways to deny or contest your claim. By knowing the proper procedures for making a claim and taking steps along the way to protect your rights, you can have a better chance of filing a successful claim with minimal problems or delay. See below for tips on what to do when injured on the job in Maryland, and contact Steinhardt, Siskind & Associates, LLC for help with your claim from a team of experienced and successful Maryland workers’ compensation attorneys.
Report the injury. If you get hurt on the job, you should report the accident or injury to your supervisor as soon as possible. Ideally, this should be done within ten days of the accident. Your notice can be oral or written. If providing written notice, keep in mind that your notice must meet certain requirements set out in the law.
See a doctor. Don’t delay in seeking medical treatment for your injury. You are free to choose your own doctor; just let them know your injury is work-related. Also, make sure they accept workers’ compensation; not all doctors do.
File a claim for workers’ compensation. After you notify your supervisor about your injury, your employer should file a workers’ compensation claim on your behalf. Check to see if this has been done; if not, you should file the claim yourself. A claim for workers’ compensation benefits should be submitted within 60 days from the date of injury.
Protect yourself. In the event your claim is contested, you will be in a better position if you followed all the proper procedures and have the evidence you need to support your claim. Save all documents and letters you receive related to your claim, and all medical bills and pharmacy receipts related to your injury. If there were any witnesses to the workplace accident, talk to them about what they saw and write it down while still fresh in their minds.
Talk to an attorney. Getting your claim done right the first time means getting your benefits sooner rather than later, or not all. Talk to an experienced Maryland workers’ compensation attorney to make sure you are taking the rights steps to file a successful claim, and to make sure you are well-represented in the event your claim is contested.
Help is Available after a Maryland Workplace Accidental Injury
At the law offices of Steinhardt, Siskind & Associates, LLC, our dedicated Maryland workers’ compensation lawyers help injured workers statewide obtain all of the benefits available to them, including workers’ comp as well as Social Security disability, long-term disability, and personal injury claims as appropriate. Call our offices in Glen Burnie, Owings Mills, Ellicott City or Annapolis for a free consultation. There are no attorney fees or expenses unless we win your case.