Your Right To Workers' Compensation In Maryland

We all know that some jobs are just more dangerous than others and that employees in these jobs are at high risk for injuries. But in some instances, employers may unknowingly – or even knowingly — create unsafe working conditions, putting their employees in harm's way.

Even a simple accident on the job can lead to a serious injury that may require medical attention and leave you out of work for a certain amount of time. In cases of severe injuries, you may find yourself temporarily or permanently disabled, and out of work for an extended period of time, if not for the rest of your life.

If you are an employee and have suffered an injury while on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits that cover medical expenses and lost wages. In cases of disability or wrongful death, these benefits can also cover vocational rehabilitation or funeral and burial cost. You should know that filing a claim for workers' compensation can be a complicated process; and if you receive pushback from your employer or their insurance company, you may need to take legal action to assert your right to benefits.

Claims For Work-Related Injuries And Occupational Diseases

In Maryland, not all injuries and diseases are covered by workers' compensation. In order to file a claim for benefits, you need to prove that your injury or illness happened as a result of or out of the course of employment. In order to present your case effectively, you may want to speak with a lawyer who can help you gather evidence to support your claim.

Maryland Statute Of Limitations

It's imperative to file your claim for workers' compensation as soon as possible. That's because our state has a two-year state of limitations on workers' compensation claims from the time your injury occurred or when you discovered your illness. If you miss this filing window, your claim for benefits will likely be denied.

Get Our Help Today

Though some people may require an attorney to help them assemble their benefits claim, others may need a lawyer to help them bring a lawsuit against a negligent employer or third party. At Marts & Kettell, LLC, we handle all the legal aspects of workers' compensation claims, including protecting your rights and walking you through litigation. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call our law office in Abingdon at 410-877-3966 or send us an email. We serve clients all over Harford County and Central and Northeastern Maryland.