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Understanding your workers' compensation rights in Maryland

If you have been injured while at work in the state of Maryland, it is important that you understand what benefits you are entitled to. Many injured workers fail to understand workers' compensation laws in Maryland, and, as a result, they fail to gain the compensation that they deserve.

In Maryland, there are additional protections for workers in certain high-risk professions such as policing, firefighting and members of rescue squads. If employees or former employees in these industries suffer from an illness that is related to the environmental risks of their profession, they can be assumed to have suffered an occupational illness.

As a result, they can claim workers' compensation for the financial costs of their illness. Even if you are not a worker in a high-risk profession, you may still be able to claim workers' compensation for an injury suffered or a disease acquired at work.

What benefits am I entitled to as an injured worker in Maryland?

When you suffer an injury at work, one of the biggest strains after the pain and suffering endured is financial. Medical bills are likely to be very high, and, in addition, you will probably lose wages as a result of needing to recover.

In Maryland, you will be entitled to wage replacement equating to two-thirds of what you would get paid on average per week. In addition to this wage replacement, you have the right to have all necessary medical treatments completely covered by workers' compensation insurance.

How quickly after my injury do I need to make a workers' compensation claim?

If you have been injured while in the workplace, it is important that you take action as quickly as possible. You need to inform your employer of your injury within 10 days of it occurring, otherwise you may not be able to make a successful claim. If you are suffering from an occupational disease, you have one year to give notice to your employer.

If you are having problems successfully making a workers' compensation claim in Maryland, it is important that you take the time to understand exactly how the process works.

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