Maryland Work Compensation Law FAQ


What workers compensation benefits will I be entitled to after an on the job injury?

As long as your claim is properly documented and your rights are protected, there are a number of benefits that could be available under Maryland workers compensation law, including:

  • Lifetime Medical Benefits
  • Lost Wages
  • Vocational Rehabilitation or Job Retraining
  • Permanent Total Disability
  • Permanent Partial Disability
  • Future Benefits for Worsening of Condition

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What if another person caused my work injury?

Many injured workers are unaware that additional compensation may be available if their work injury was caused by the negligence of another person or a different corporation, other than your employer. Additional compensation may be available if an on-the-job injury was caused by a:

Our Maryland workers comp lawyers will fully evaluate all aspects of your claim to help determine if any third party may be responsible for your injury. Millions of dollars in potential financial compensation go uncollected every year because injured workers do not investigate the potential for an additional recovery through a third party case.

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Will I get fired for hiring a lawyer to pursue workers compensation benefits?

Under Maryland law, an employer can not fire you or demote you as a result of filing a workers compensation claim or hiring a work injury attorney.

The employer and their insurance company will have lawyers working on their behalf to pay you as little money as possible. You should have an experienced Maryland work compensation lawyer working for you.

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How much will I have to pay to hire a Maryland workers compensation lawyer to represent me?

Our Maryland injury lawyers handle all cases on a contingency fee, which means that nothing is paid up front, and unless we obtain a recovery for you, there are no fees or expenses charged at all.

In Maryland, workers compensation attorney fees are set by statute and must be approved by the Commission. They are outlined in the Maryland COMAR 14.09.01.25.

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Can’t I just trust the insurance company to pay me what is fair?

The employer’s insurance company has adjusters who are trained to pay you as little money as possible. The less they pay you, the more profits the insurance company keeps.

Unless you are knowledgeable about the Maryland Workers Compensation laws and have experience dealing with insurance adjusters, you could be taken advantage of and obtain less money than you are entitled to receive. With a Maryland work injury lawyer on your side, we will make sure you get what you deserve.

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