Workplace injuries often leave an individual unable to return to work, or even perform day-to-day activities, which is why if you’ve been injured on the job, you should speak with a St. Mary’s County workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as you can. No one should suffer a workplace injury in silence. No matter how seemingly minor the damage appears, it could still prevent you from doing your job and could progress into a permanent or disabling injury.
Contact The Dorsey Law Firm to learn more about how we can assist you.
Do I Need a St. Mary’s County Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
Even if your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, in most cases, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer is not focused on giving you the maximum compensation for your injuries. Generally, insurance companies only concentrate on protecting their bottom line with the ultimate goal of avoiding unnecessary expenses. To ensure that you get a fair settlement and an accurate evaluation of your injuries, you need an experienced advocate on your side.
The attorneys of The Dorsey Law Firm are here to stand up for your rights and guide you through the complex process of filing a workers’ comp claim. The process is more complicated than simply submitting a form. Do not minimize your injuries or ignore them. You have the legal right to request workers’ compensation benefits if you are hurt on the job (or even off the job site if you are performing duties that are in the scope of your employment). Many people try to handle the matter on their own, feel overwhelmed and then just give up. Do not give up — we are here to help.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Workers’ compensation insurance provides injured workers with various benefits, including the following:
- Medical/hospitalization benefits, including the cost of medicine, surgeries, nursing services, and more.
- You may be reimbursed for a portion of any lost wages you’ve incurred as a result of your workplace injury.
- Vocational rehabilitation benefits, including access to vocational counseling, vocational rehabilitation training, vocational assessments, job development, and more.
Statute of Limitations for Workers’ Compensation Claims in Maryland
In Maryland, the statute of limitations for workers’ compensation claims is two years, which means you must file your claim within two years of the date of your accident. That being said, the sooner you file your claim, the better. We can help you today.
Contact a St. Mary’s County Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Whether you have suffered a repetitive motion injury like carpal tunnel or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, you may need help detailing the nature of your injury and proving the true extent of the damage you have suffered. We regularly work with investigators and medical experts to document and support your case. Our results-oriented approach can mean the difference between a denied claim and a comprehensive settlement that covers your medical bills, lost wages, and future rehabilitation costs. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm to schedule your free initial consultation today.