Maryland Construction Worker Injury Lawyer
There are usually plenty of construction, renovation, and demolition jobs in Maryland. But these jobs are rather dangerous. These industries are so competitive that a few dollars here or there could be the difference between making a profit and losing money on a given job. Many bosses feel like they can cut corners in the worker safety area. That could mean failing to provide safety equipment, not fully explaining or enforcing its use, or sending workers to hazardous areas.
The experienced Maryland construction worker injury lawyers at Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman routinely handle job injury matters throughout the Old Line State. Therefore, our professional team members are familiar with both the written and unwritten procedural and evidentiary rules. So, when you partner with us, you do not get a lawyer who must learn on the fly. You get a tough legal team who devotes all its energy to fighting for you.
In the early 1900s, construction sites were extremely hazardous places. Federal and state workplace safety laws made these jobs less dangerous. The workers’ compensation system, and its no-fault insurance benefits, helped even more. Injured workers need not prove fault to obtain medical bill payment and lost wage replacement.
Although this compensation is available, workers’ compensation insurance companies do not just give it away. Physical therapy is a good example. Many insurance companies initially agree to pay for a certain number of sessions for a certain kind of injury. The victim’s actual needs are irrelevant. Other insurance companies quickly try to cut off funding if the victim does not progress according to cookie-cutter specifications.
At Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, we don’t just advocate for victims in court. We also fight for you in the aforementioned situations. Our goal is to help you get back to work, and proper physical therapy is an essential part of this mission.
The medical bill payment benefit also applies to other expenses, such as emergency care, follow-up care, medical devices, and prescription drugs.
Workers’ compensation is incomplete without the wage replacement benefit. The world keeps turning while victims are unable to work. They need money to pay bills until they can get back on the job.
In most cases, workers’ compensation pays two-thirds of the victim’s average weekly wage for the duration of any temporary disability. If the victim is permanently disabled, a lump sum payment might be available, largely depending on the nature and extent of the disability.
Frequently, the claims process is rather long. Fortunately, the wage replacement benefit is usually retroactive to the date the claim was filed.
Your Claim for Damages
This claim process usually starts with an initial review. Many Claims Examiners deny benefits petitions, almost regardless of the facts. Don’t get discouraged. This denial does not mean your claim is weak or meritless. Claims Examiners simply hope that the denial convinces victims to abandon their claims or settle them for pennies on the dollar.
The next phase is usually a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. At this hearing, our lawyers are able to fight for you. So, you have a very good chance of obtaining fair compensation
Some injury victims can bypass the workers’ compensation system. That’s usually true if the employer did not have a valid insurance policy. That’s also true if the employer recklessly sent construction or other workers into dangerous environments, as mentioned above. For example, the boss might send workers to renovate an old building, which probably contains asbestos, without proper safety equipment.
Connect with a Savvy Maryland Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Injured construction workers could be entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in Maryland, contact The Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.