Workers’ Compensation Benefits
You wake up and head into work every day not thinking that something will happen which will lead to you getting hurt. But when an accident does occur, it can have lasting consequences and leave you with burning questions: How will I pay for my medical bills? Will I be able to work again? How will I help support my family?
At Joel L. Katz, L.L.C., in Annapolis, we understand how important your ability to work is — and that bills keep coming in even when paychecks do not.Injuries Can Happen at Any Time
While some jobs may pose more inherent danger than others, an injury can strike any type of employee at any stage of their work day. The injury must have happened while you were in the course of your job-related duties in order to qualify. For instance, if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident on your way in to the office, you may not be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, if you were driving to pick up lunch for your boss or to a work-related appointment, your injuries may be covered.Medical Professionals, Certified Nursing Assistants and Caregivers
Far too often those whose job it is to help others are left on their own when they suffer injuries during the course of their employment. Our firm has assisted countless medical professionals who have suffered accidents and injuries during the course of their employment. Whether you hurt yourself lifting, moving or handling a patient, slipping on a wet floor, accidental needle prick or suffered a disease in the course of your work, our office can help you get the benefits you need and protect your rights if you are hurt. Call us, we are here to help and there is no charge for our services unless we obtain benefits for you.Types of Benefits Available
Employers in Maryland are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you may file a claim with your company’s insurance carrier. Doing so means that you are unable to sue your employer directly in most circumstances. Workers’ compensation benefits will provide compensation for things like reimbursement of your lost wages, hospital costs and possibly even the cost to train you to re-enter the workforce.
Depending on your injury and how it occurred, you may receive either total or partial benefits. If you will be able to recover from your injury, your benefits may be temporary. However, if you are unable to return to work, you may receive benefits on a permanent basis potentially for the rest of your life.With You for Every Step of the Process
Your employer and its insurance company may not necessarily have your best interests in mind when it comes to how your claim is handled. Our attorneys assist clients with everything from filing an initial claim to appealing a claim that has been denied.
One of the advantages of having a workers’ compensation injury on your side is ensuring that your injury is classified correctly. The compensation you receive will vary depending on the location of your injury and your level of impairment. Our attorneys know where insurers may try to cut corners, reducing your compensation. We will work to protect your interests by making sure your injury is properly rated by the workers’ compensation insurance company.Protecting the Rights of the Injured