Hunt Valley Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Assisting Injured Workers in Hunt Valley and the Surrounding Areas
When a workplace accident results in injury, the impact often extends far beyond that of physical pain. There is also the financial burden of mounting medical bills and, if your injury prevents you from working, a loss of needed income. At LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, our Hunt Valley Workers’ Compensation lawyers understand the challenges workers face after being hurt on the job. That is why we work hard to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for every case we handle.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ Compensation laws in Maryland are extremely complex. Trying to handle your own claim can put you at risk of recovering less than what your injury is worth, or even being denied benefits altogether. Our Hunt Valley Workers’ Compensation lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of the law as well as the tactics insurance companies use to limit your recovery. We work hard to ensure that nothing is left on the table.
- Medical expenses – Workers’ Compensation covers all injury-related medical expenses including: doctor’s visits, hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy sessions, prescription medications, and required medical devices.
- Wage loss benefits – If your injury prevents you from working, you may be entitled to a portion of your lost wages.
- Temporary total disability – Workers’ Compensation provides two-thirds of your average weekly wage during the time you are unable to work.
- Temporary partial disability – If you are still able to work, but at a reduced capacity, you may be entitled to supplementary pay.
- Permanent partial disability – If your injury has left you with a permanent impairment, but you are still able to work, you may be entitled to a cash award. The total amount of compensation can vary greatly depending on the nature and extent of the impairment and your average weekly wage before you were injured.
- Permanent total disability – If your injury or illness keeps you from working at all and is not expected to improve, you may qualify for a portion of your previous wages for life.
- Vocational rehabilitation – If your injury prevents you from ever returning to your former job, Workers’ Compensation will cover the costs of preparing to find a new occupation.
- Death and funeral benefits – Death benefits may be available to the surviving dependants of an employee who died as the result of a work injury or occupational illness.
Types of Workplace Injuries
We have been helping injured individuals and families in and around Hunt Valley for more than 30 years. During that time, we have handled cases involving countless work injuries and occupational illnesses from all types of industries including:
- Commercial truck driver injuries – truck accident injuries; back and neck injuries caused by extended periods of sitting; heavy lifting; and getting into and out of the truck cab
- Construction accident injuries – injuries from falls; electrocution; being struck by an object; and being caught-in or between a piece of equipment or machinery
- Healthcare worker injuries – acts of violence; being stuck by a needle; exposure to biohazards; lifting injuries
- Office injuries – slips and falls; environmental hazards; carpal tunnel and other repetitive motion injuries
- Public safety officer injuries – stress-related injuries and illnesses; exposure to hazardous materials; acts of violence; motor vehicle accidents; fire-related injuries
- Restaurant and kitchen accident injuries – burns; slips and falls; cuts and lacerations from accidents involving knives and slicers; heat-related injuries
- Shipyard worker injuries – accidents involving heavy equipment; slips and falls; exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances
- Warehouse and factory accident injuries – injuries caused by falling objects; accidents involving heavy equipment; lifting injuries
Steps to Take After a Work-Place Accident
The steps you take immediately and in the weeks following a workplace accident can make or break your claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Follow these steps to avoid a potentially costly mistake:
- Notify a supervisor – Workers’ Compensation only pays for injuries that occurred out of and in the course of employment. Insurance companies will often try to deny your claim by arguing that the injury was not work-related. For this reason, it is important to notify your employer immediately after sustaining a work-related injury.
- Get medical treatment – Even seemingly minor injuries can become disabling if left untreated for too long. Moreover, if you do not get prompt medical attention, the insurance company will likely argue that your injury is not as serious as you now claim.
- Contact a Workers’ Compensation lawyer – The best way to avoid being denied benefits is to seek the advice of an experienced Hunt Valley Workers’ Compensation lawyer as early in the process as possible. Your attorney will handle the work of gathering necessary evidence and making sure that forms are filled out properly and on time to ensure that you get the most out of your Workers’ Compensation claim.
Hunt Valley Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Fight for Those Injured in Work-Related Accidents
If you have been injured or a loved one has died as the result of a work-related accident or illness, LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton can help. Contact us online or call 844-556-4LAW (4529) today to schedule a free consultation with one of our seasoned and highly skilled Hunt Valley Workers’ Compensation lawyers.