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Seriously Hurt Or Sickened By A Work Activity?
If you are a construction or industrial worker, you have probably heard a lot about workers’ compensation. If you work in another field, however, you may be at risk for workplace injuries or illness but be unaware of the eligible benefits.
You may know that your employer’s workers’ comp insurance covers your medical expenses if your injury or sickness was caused by something at work. Did you know you may be entitled to temporary benefits to replace some of your wages while you are recovering from an on-the-job injury? How about job retraining benefits if you cannot return to the same job?
At Schlachman, Belsky, Weiner & Davey, P.A., we’re here to help. Since 1979, we have been helping people employed in virtually every field to understand their rights and get the compensation they deserve after workplace accidents or incidents causing illnesses.
Maryland Workers’ Compensation: The Basics
A serious on-the-job injury or occupational illness can easily result in treatment, recovery and rehabilitation expenses far higher than you can afford. The Maryland workers’ compensation system was set up to cover these expenses without requiring you to prove your employer was negligent. In exchange for that protection, workers cannot sue their employers for negligence.
If your illness or injury occurred on the job, you are generally covered by workers’ comp. In addition to your medical expenses and vocational needs, the program provides at least partial wage replacement and four categories of disability benefits:
- Temporary total disability benefits
- Temporary partial disability benefits
- Permanent total disability benefits
- Permanent partial disability benefits
Death benefits are also available. We can help you obtain all the benefits you qualify for, and if your benefits are initially denied, we can file an appeal.
In Some Cases, Additional Compensation Is Available
Workers’ compensation only applies to medical conditions resulting from the actions of your employer or co-workers. In some cases, the incident occurred under a third party’s watch. This may be a subcontractor at your construction site, another driver, a careless property owner or the manufacturer of a faulty machine. If a third party was involved in your injury, we may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against that party on your behalf.
Have Questions? Contact Us Now To Get Answers.
Schlachman, Belsky, Weiner & Davey, P.A., has a long history of representing injured workers. We have helped police officers, corrections officers, firefighters, city employees, construction workers, longshoremen, food service workers, professional drivers, nurses and many more. We will give you the straight advice and honest answers you need, and we have the experience and resources to make the most of your claim.
Contact us by email or call us toll free at (410) 685-2022, and one of our Baltimore attorneys will respond the same day, even on weekends.