Know Your Rights
On the job injuries are unfortunate but all too common occurrences in today's society. It is important that you are aware of your rights in the event that this happens to you. Many people assume that whatever compensation they are offered by their company’s insurance carrier is the full extent of what they are entitled to. Unfortunately, this is often not true. Employers generally do not advertise how to protect your rights or make a conscious effort to be fair to you. Obtaining a maximum result is up to you and the attorney you choose to assist you. Without an attorney to help you, the task can be quite daunting.
If you are injured on the job and begin collecting workers compensation, you need to make sure that you are adequately protected under the law. Failure to file what is known as an employees claim in the state of Maryland can result in losing many important benefits, such as lifetime medical treatment, being paid for losing time at work and the possibility of a monetary award for a permanent injury.
Educating yourself on difficulties of dealing with insurance company adjusters and the inertia that results from adjusters handling too many files can be disheartening, confusing and problematical. You may have difficulty trying to pursue these complex matters on your own even though an adjuster likely will suggest you do so. As a result, we think it is absolutely critical that you hire a knowledgeable worker’s compensation lawyer to help give you guidance and make sure that all of your rights are protected. Navigating the murky legal waters of the Maryland worker’s compensation laws without expert help is not recommended. It takes a certain expertise to properly present your claim and to protect your rights.
As soon as you are injured at work, you should find an experienced attorney or lawyer who specializes in workers compensation cases. The quicker that you begin the process, the more likely you are of having success and not have any of your possible claims being denied or delayed. Claims that are not filed within two years of a job related injury are are usually denied and cannot be processed, effectively keeping you from receiving many benefits that you are legally entitled to. There may be certain exceptions to this rule but one does not want to have to rely on an exception to obtain otherwise appropriate benefits. Acting quickly after you are injured and establishing an employees claim is the wisest course of action. Please contact one of our experienced Maryland workers compensation lawyers to review your case and provide you with the correct statute of limitations as it applies to your case.
If you've ever had to deal with the court system in Maryland, you know how convoluted and perplexing it can also be. Appeals from decisions of the Worker’s Compensation Commission to the Circuit Court can be made much more difficult if a proper foundation for the appeal has not been presented at the Commission hearing level. Professional, able lawyers are available to help you make the process as easy and efficient as possible. You deserve to have your rights protected and to receive what is owed to you. Thus, you should hire an experienced lawyer when you are injured on the job to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.