Maryland Maintenance Worker Injury Lawyer
Few other workers face higher trauma injury and occupational disease risks than maintenance workers. A poorly-maintained vehicle lift or tow hitch could literally crush a worker under heavy equipment. Furthermore, maintenance workers typically use highly toxic chemicals. If spilled, these chemicals could cause a fall or a serious burn. As for occupational diseases, inhaling these fumes hour after hour, especially in a semi-enclosed area like a garage, could lead to breathing problems or other toxic exposure illnesses.
The experienced Maryland maintenance worker injury lawyers at Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman routinely handle all kinds of job injury cases throughout The Old Line State. So, we quickly evaluate your case and determine the legally responsible party. Furthermore, our experienced team members know what it takes to build a compelling claim, and how to present that claim in a way that helps ensure maximum compensation.
In the early 1900s, workers and management forged the Grand Bargain. Injured workers agreed to give up their rights to sue in court if management provided a system of no-fault benefits which covered economic losses.
Back in the day, this system sped fair compensation to injured victims. A Maryland workers’ compensation attorney often just got in the way. But those days are gone. Today, insurance company interests dominate the workers’ compensation bureaucracy. Long delays, initial denials, and meager awards are common. The best path to full and fair compensation is to partner with Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman.
The lost wage benefit is a good example. In 2019, these benefits dropped to their lowest level since 1980. So, if you take what the insurance company offers, your family might be hard-pressed to pay bills while you recover.
Legally, temporarily disabled victims are entitled to two-thirds of their average weekly wage while they recover. Many insurance companies set arbitrary return-to-work caps, such as six or eight weeks for a broken bone, which do not consider the victim’s specific medical situation.
Speaking of medical bills, these expenses have increased dramatically since the end of the Great Recession. Yet insurance company payment tables often don’t fully account for these increases. As a result, unrepresented victims might have to accept the care the insurance company is willing to pay for, as opposed to the care they need.
At Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, we hold insurance companies to their financial commitment. In this context, that commitment is full payment of all reasonably necessary medical expenses. That means every penny from the first moment of emergency care to the last day of physical therapy.
Your Claim for Damages
Since liability is not an issue in workers’ compensation claims, our professional team usually resolves these matters rather quickly. However, this settlement might not happen overnight. Typically, Claims Examiners deny compensation petitions. As the case progresses, the chances of obtaining fair compensation increase.
Workers’ compensation does not always apply to job injury claims. The aforementioned dangerous lift injuries are a good example. If a defective product caused the injury, our attorneys might be able to sue outside the system. These manufacturers cannot hide behind workers’ compensation laws to avoid liability.
In addition to money for economic losses, compensation in a defective products claim usually includes money for noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages are often available as well.
Connect with an Experienced Maryland Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Injured maintenance 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. After hours appointments are available