Maryland Hospital Worker Injury Lawyer
Along with occupations like fishers, miners, and construction workers, healthcare workers are usually at or near the top of those “most dangerous jobs” lists. Hospital workers in Maryland risk trauma injuries and occupational diseases. Many healthcare facilities are almost constantly under construction. So, there’s an almost constant risk of injury due to falling objects and sudden falls. As for occupational diseases, all the protective devices in the world cannot fully protect all workers from contagious illnesses and other such problems.
The diligent Maryland hospital worker injury lawyers at Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman believe in old fashioned values, like commitment to our clients, hard work, and open communication. Our legal practice is 100 percent dedicated to injury victims, whether the injury happened on the job or someplace else. As for hard work, all successful injury claims depend on evidence, even in a no-fault workers’ compensation claim. So, we build compensation claims brick by brick. Finally, we proactively communicate with you, so you are never in the dark.
Modern medical facilities are huge operations. It takes many different kinds of employees for them to run successfully. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to all of them when they are injured. Some categories include:
- Doctors: Years of school does not protect doctors from job-related injuries, especially since the nature of their job requires them to work closely with seriously ill people. Two or three months off the job could mean a substantial amount of lost wages, and their families depend on this money to pay bills.
- Nurses: These professionals work some of the longest and most difficult shifts in the healthcare industry. Once fatigue sets in, the risk of a fall or other trauma injury increases. The resulting medical bills could easily be $100,000 or more, which is why the workers’ compensation medical bill payment benefit is so important.
- Patient Care Technicians: PCTs do a lot of heavy lifting. They move beds and equipment from place to place. They also move semi-immobile patients from place to place. These movements are very hard on bones and muscles, especially in the joints.
- Clerks: Front office clerks and receptionists must be the face of a healthcare organization. These professionals might have little medical training. Yet they are exposed to the same risks as the medical professionals who share their workspace.
These individuals don’t just work in hospitals. Other medical facilities include neighborhood clinics, doctors’ offices, and nursing homes.
Your Claim for Damages
When you get hurt at work, you must immediately file a claim with your supervisor. Generally, this notice must be written. So, an email or text message might be insufficient. Claims Adjusters commonly use technicalities like this one to deny benefits requests.
Claims Examiners also deny claims based on lack of a workplace connection. These denials are especially common in occupational disease matters. So, our Maryland workers’ compensation lawyers work extra hard to collect the necessary evidence in these claims.
Before claims reach the final stage, which is usually a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge, most matters settle out of court.
If the employer did not have adequate workers’ compensation insurance, job injury claims are a little different. These victims are entitled to compensation in civil court. These claims are usually easier to establish because Maryland law forbids employers from using some common negligence defenses.
Turn to an Experienced Maryland Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Injured healthcare 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. You have a limited amount of time to act.