Know Your Maryland Workers Compensation Rights
When an employee suffers physical injury at work, it is very unfortunate, but it is a common occurrence in the world today. You should know your rights when you are injured on the job and act immediately. Many employees believe that whatever insurance companies offer to the workers is all what they are entitled to. However, this is false. Employers do not make a conscious effort to be fair to you or do not often communicate how to protect your rights. In order to gain a top result, it is up to you and the attorney you choose to help you with your Maryland Workers Compensation Claim. If you do not have an attorney to assist you, it would be difficult to figure what you should do.
Suppose you are injured at work and receiving benefits, but you want to make sure you are protected if that stops abruptly. If a person does not file an employee claim with the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission, the person can lose his benefits such as lost time from work due to the injury, lifetime medical treatment, and the possibility of a monetary award for a permanent injury.
Learning on how to deal with the insurance company adjusters where the adjusters work load can be overbearing to handle, this can affect your ability to receive the workers compensation benefits. It will be a very difficult task to navigate on your own even if the adjuster has recommended you to do so. It is important for you to hire a workers’ compensation attorney who is knowledgeable in this area of the law and can help you to receive the benefits according to the law. A workers’ compensation attorney will help you to protect your rights under Maryland law. It is not recommended that you do this on your own because workers compensation law has murky circumstances that you may fall in and guidance from an experience attorney can lead you in the right path.
When you are injured at work, you must find and experience attorney immediately who does workers compensation cases. The faster that you start your process the more likelihood of success in your workers’ compensation claim and the less chances of your claim being either denied or delayed by the insurance company. Workers’ compensation claims that are not filed within two years from the work-related injury are usually denied and cannot be processed which means it prevents from receiving any benefits that you may be entitled to. There may be exception, but it is not the way to go to rely on exceptions to a rule to receive any types of benefits. Please contact the Workers’ Compensation attorney to see what is the correct statute of limitations that it applies in your case.
You should hire an experienced attorney when you are hurt on the job to make sure that your claim goes as smoothly as possible. As your Frederick Worker Compensation Attorney, the Law Firm is here to serve Frederick, Montgomery, Washington, and Carroll Counties as well as the remaining Maryland area. The Firm would like to be your Workers Compensation Lawyer. Please contact the Soubra Law Firm at 301-219-5038 to discuss your case.