Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Types of Injuries
An individual may be able to obtain Workers’ Compensation benefits for injuries sustained at work. Injuries can range from mild to severe. Many will require medical treatment and some could significantly affect a person’s daily life. Maryland Workers’ Compensation insurance covers workplace injury and illness hospital expenses and other medical expenses as well as wage loss benefits. In addition, death benefits can be paid to the worker’s dependents if the worker died as a result of his or her work injures.
Workers’ Compensation Injuries
- Amputation: Losing a limb will affect every facet of an accident victim’s life. The physical, emotional, social, and financial effects are devastating. If you lost a limb as a result of a work accident, our Baltimore Workers’ Compensation lawyers will fight aggressively to ensure that you receive that maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.
- Back and Neck Injuries: Back and neck injuries are common accidental injuries sustained in the workplace. They can occur as a result of a trauma or repetitive strain. Whiplash, herniated discs, and bulging discs can be extremely painful and are often debilitating. Such injuries can affect your ability to work and carry out daily activities. Back and neck injuries may also result in permanent disability.
- Bone Fractures and Orthopedic Injuries: Broken bones and other orthopedic injuries involving damage to ligaments, tendons, or joints often cause pain and temporary disability. Complex bone fractures and joint injuries may require surgery and physical rehabilitation to properly heal.
- Fatal Injuries: Though most common in the construction and transportation industries, fatal work accidents can happen anywhere; and when they do, family members may suffer tremendous financial harm on top of their emotional pain. Workers’ Compensation death benefits can help family members get back on their feet.
- Foot and Ankle Injuries: Foot and ankle injuries are two of the most common workplace injuries that are reported. Workers who suffer a sprain, strain, fracture, or an injury to ligaments or tendons often require extensive medical care and time lost from work. These types of injuries can severely affect a person’s ability to stand and walk.
- Mental Injuries: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and other emotional disorders that affect your ability to function normally may constitute mental injuries in a Workers’ Compensation claim.
- Scars and Disfigurement: Scars and permanent disfigurement have lifelong social and emotional effects on victims. If you are permanently scarred or disfigured as a result of an injury at work, you may be entitled to significant compensation through a third party liability claim.
- Sprains and Strains: A direct blow, sudden twist, or awkward joint movement can cause the ligaments that support your joints to stretch and tear. Sprains and strains commonly occur in the back, neck, knee, ankle, or wrist. Sprains and strains are often painful and may interfere with your daily activities. If you suffer a soft tissue injury such as a sprain or strain, you may need physical therapy to help your injury heal and rebuild your strength.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A direct blow to the head, or the sudden acceleration and deceleration of the brain within the skull can cause TBI. Brain injuries are extremely complex, and the symptoms and severity of each injury vary. Common symptoms include headaches, short-term memory loss, personality changes, and sleep disturbances. Some TBI victims may never fully recover. In some cases, TBI has been known to cause amnesia, nerve damage, paralysis, and diminished intellectual capacity.
Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Obtain Compensation for Injured Workers in Maryland
Workers’ Compensation laws are extremely complex and time sensitive. Making a mistake when filing for benefits could delay a claim or result in the denial of benefits. Baltimore Workers’ Compensation lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton fight to ensure their clients receive the maximum amount of Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Call 844-556-4LAW (4529) today contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers in Baltimore. We have office locations throughout the state of Maryland including in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson.