Maryland Correctional Officers Workers Compensation Lawyer
As a Maryland correctional officer, your everyday routine involves working in very close proximity to extreme dangers. Due to the unique demands of your job, it is no surprise that workplace injuries and occupational diseases occur at an alarming rate in your field. Maryland workers’ comp laws recognize your willingness to take on the risks by providing advantages that are only available for public safety workers like you.
However, it is still common for correctional officers to face challenges when filing a workers’ comp claim or in getting the benefits they deserve by law. To ensure protection of your rights, it’s wise to work with a Maryland correctional officers workers’ compensation lawyer who knows the law and relevant legal concepts. Our team at Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC is prepared to assist throughout the claims process, so please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
How Maryland Workers’ Comp Laws Support Correctional Officers
The state workers’ compensation system offers advantages over traditional personal injury litigation when an employee suffers a job-related medical condition. You don’t need to prove fault, but you do need to establish that you’re eligible when filing a workers’ comp claim. Most employees will qualify if they sustained an injury or ailment as a result of workplace conditions, even correctional officers who officially work for the government instead of private employers.
Workers’ Comp Benefits for Maryland Correctional Officers
If you’re eligible based upon your circumstances, you may be able to recover one or more of the following benefits:
- Medical costs for your current treatment, as well as any you may require in the future;
- Wage replacement representing a percentage of your lost income, if you’re out of work while recovering from your injuries;
- Partial or total disability, whether on a permanent or temporary basis; and,
- Vocational rehabilitation, such as training, education, and related services.
Advantages for Correctional Officers
Beyond the benefits given to eligible workers in the private sector, there are two factors that favor correctional officers who fall within the statutory definition of public safety work employee.
- For certain medical conditions, you’re given a legal presumption that your ailment is an occupational illness. If you have heart disease, hypertension, or other designated illnesses, it’s likely that your claim for workers’ comp will be approved – unless the insurance company overcomes the presumption.
- You qualify for a higher amount of disability benefits as a correctional officer. Certain public safety workers may obtain as much as double what other employees in the private sector may receive for the same medical condition.
Discuss Your Claim with a Maryland Correctional Officers Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC, our team is knowledgeable about how workers’ comp laws affect correctional officers who suffer harm on the job. Please contact our offices in Glen Burnie, Owings Mills, Ellicott City, or Annapolis, MD today to speak to one of our attorneys. We can schedule a no-cost case evaluation to review your situation, answer questions, and provide more information about your options.