Carroll County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Any employee who has been injured on the job is entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits through their employer’s insurance company. These benefits cover everything from medical bills and prescription medication to disability benefits and death benefits. However, the claims process can be complex. Sometimes, the insurance company will deny the claim, adding unnecessary stress and worry to an already difficult situation. An experienced Carroll County Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help ensure that you receive the benefits that you are entitled to and that your rights are protected.
One of the most important things you need to do if you have been injured at work is to report the incident to your employer as soon as possible. Waiting to report the accident could result in a delay in your claim. Your employer will be able to provide you with a claim form that you must fill out and mail to the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Be sure to include as much information about the injury as possible, including copies of doctor visits, prescriptions, physical therapy, and any other treatment related to the injury.
Income Replacement Benefits
If your injury causes you to miss more than three days of work, you are entitled to income replacement benefits. If you are out of work for more than 14 days, you will be paid for the first three days missed. You will receive temporary total disability benefits for as long as you are unable to work, or until you reach maximum medical improvement. The benefit equals two thirds of your average weekly salary, but no more than the average weekly wage for that year. If you have a permanent disability, you will receive a weekly check for a specified amount of time. These workers often receive benefits indefinitely.
Workers’ Compensation also covers vocational rehabilitation for workers who are unable to return to their former job because of their injury. With the help of a vocational rehabilitation specialist, workers can take advantage of services such as vocational counseling, on-the-job training, and job placement. The main goal of vocational rehabilitation is to help the injured worker return to the workforce in some capacity, based on the employee’s physical and cognitive abilities.
Workplace Injuries Can Happen Anywhere
Injuries can happen anywhere, anytime, and to any employee, regardless of where they work. Even in a seemingly low-risk office environment, a worker can slip and fall or suffer from chronic conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there are certain industries that tend to be more high-risk, which can lead to a greater incidence of workplace injuries. We handle claims for the following:
- Construction workers
- Factory and warehouse workers
- Commercial truck drivers
- Healthcare workers
- Public safety workers
- Restaurant and kitchen workers
- Shipyard workers
- Retail workers
- Landscape workers
- Office workers
While it is not required that you seek legal representation to help you with your claim, a dedicated Workers’ Compensation lawyer will help you fill out the complicated claims forms, ensure that you do not miss any deadlines, and avoid any mistakes that could jeopardize your claim. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to secure the benefits you deserve, allowing you to focus on your health and recovery.
Carroll County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Injured Workers
If you or a loved one has been injured at work, do not hesitate to contact the Carroll County Workers’ Compensation lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. We are committed to protecting the rights of all injured workers and we will fight hard to secure the maximum financial compensation to which you are entitled. We will help you navigate the claims process and address your questions and concerns throughout the process. To set up a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 844-556-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
We serve clients throughout the state of Maryland.