Maryland’s Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
When you’re injured at work in Maryland, it’s imperative you hire the right law firm. A firm that practices workers’ compensation law everyday and is familiar with the nuances of Maryland law. That experience can make a big difference in the amount of compensation you receive. Because the insurance company lawyers that review your accident claim will be experts in Maryland workers compensation law and they will use their knowledge to pay less for your claim. Remember, insurance companies make more money for their stockholders when they pay you less for your accident.
That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced law firm with a proven track record like Mooney Law on your side. We’ve helped thousands of injured workers just like you navigate Maryland workers’ comp law, take on big insurance companies and get the compensation they deserve. We’d like to help you too.
Helping Workman’s Comp Victims in Frederick County, Carroll County, Montgomery County, Washington County, Howard County and Baltimore County.
Whether you were hurt on the job in Frederick County, Montgomery County or any other Maryland County, there’s a Mooney workers comp lawyer near you. With multiple offices throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania, Mooney can conveniently serve our clients from anywhere. We’re even set up to handle your case online and by phone so you don’t have to visit our offices if that’s easier for you.
Injured At Work? We Know What You’re Going Through
When you’re injured at work, the effects can be debilitating. You may face lost time at work, accumulate large medical bills and need ongoing medical treatment. To make matters worse, your employer may deny your claim. That’s why work injuries can be devastating not just physically, but also emotionally and financially. And why it’s so important to have a trusted workers’ compensation lawyer from Mooney Law on your side. We will fight for your rights and benefits and if necessary file a Maryland workers’ compensation claim on your behalf.
Why Hire a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Insurance companies are billion-dollar businesses that answer to Wall Street. Their top priority is making money. And they make more money when they pay less for your workers’ comp claim. That means they will fight to deny your work injury claim or pay less if there’s any chance they could win. Hiring Mooney Law will help protect your rights and provide a seasoned workers comp advocate to fight for the benefits you deserve. Simply put, as workers comp attorneys, our primary interest is our client’s compensation whereas the insurance company’s primary interest is Wall Street.
Maryland Workers Comp Benefits You May Be Entitled To
- Temporary Total Disability
- Temporary Partial Disability
- Permanent Total Disability
- Permanent Partial Disability
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Medical and Hospitalization Benefits
FREE Confidential Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case Review
Call Mooney Law anytime for a free case review. We’re here for you seven days a week, 24/7. We’ll tell you if you have a case, need a lawyer, how long the process takes and how much your case could be worth, all for free. And all conversations are strictly confidential so no one but you and your attorney will know.
Under Maryland Workers’ Comp Law, What Injuries Are Eligible for Compensation?
According to The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (MWCC), injuries that could qualify for compensation are defined as:
- Accident that caused injury during the course of employment
- Accident caused by someone else’s negligence during the course of work
- Disease resulting from a workplace injury, including occupational diseases, sunstroke, and frostbite.
In order for a workers compensation claim to be eligible for payment, the injury sustained must incapacitate an employee for an extended period. However, even if the injury is catastrophic and occurred at work through no fault of the employee, if proper procedures for filing a claim are not followed, there’s no guarantee of compensation.
Follow Proper Procedures to File A Work Comp Claim.
Your Compensation Could Depend On It.
The good news is that injured workers in Maryland don’t have to prove employer negligence to be awarded compensation benefits as long as the claims process is followed. Here are the steps we suggest to make certain your claim is registered in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission:
- Call Mooney Law. We’ll advise you of your rights, tell you if you have a case, need a lawyer and how much your case could be worth, all for free. And all conversations are confidential. Additionally, if we do take your case, there’s no upfront costs to you and we only get paid if we win your case.
- File notice of injury with your employer as soon as possible after the accident. Remember, the state only allows ten days to file this report. If the deadline is missed, you may forfeit your right to compensation. The exception is work related illnesses. Maryland allows injured employees up to one year to file a work related illness report.
- Some employers require accident reports and some don’t. If your employer requires a report, submit any evidence in a timely manner including witness accounts and photos.
- Your employer will inform their insurer a claim has been filed.
- Do not wait to treat your injury. See your doctor and begin treatment immediately. It’s important to take care of yourself.
- File your claim with the MWCC within 60 days of your accident online or by downloading and mailing your claim. Deadline extensions are rare and twenty-four months is the absolute maximum allowed.
- The MWCC will notify your employer and their insurer of your claim.
- The insurance company will process your claim. The process often includes a review of your medical records, work history and the accident. The insurer may also order an evaluation of your injury by their own medical providers.
- The insurance company will let you know the status of your claim within 21 days. If your claim is approved, benefits will start shortly. If the claim is denied, the decision will need to be appealed with the MWCC. Insurers deny claims for various reasons: incomplete application, nature of the injury, and other reasons specific to your case. Denials are common as insurance companies make more money when they pay less for your claim. That’s why it’s important to talk with an attorney who specializes in Maryland workers’ compensation law.