First Responder And Public Safety Officer Injuries
In Maryland, first responders and public safety officers are entitled to additional workers’ compensation benefits that are not necessarily available to other Maryland workers who suffer injuries on the job. Although you may be entitled to higher compensation if you’re a police officer, firefighter or paramedic, it is not guaranteed that you will be treated fairly by the insurance provider that covers your injury. You need a skilled legal advocate on your side to ensure that you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled.
At Kenneth G. Macleay Law Firm, we have extensive experience in these matters. Attorney Kenneth G. Macleay is a former workers’ compensation administrative law judge and a highly accomplished trial lawyer. Our firm has the knowledge, experience and courtroom savvy to help you get the maximum available workers’ compensation benefits.
We represent public safety employees throughout southern Maryland. Call us in Upper Marlboro at 240-545-5557 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.
Understanding Your Benefits
First responders in Maryland are entitled to numerous benefits that are not afforded to other types of workers. Examples of these additional benefits include:
- A higher rate of wage compensation/a higher total monetary award
- Compensation for heart disease
- Compensation for high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Certain benefits for work-related cancer
If you are a public safety employee and you develop hypertension or heart disease, the law presumes that you developed the condition due to your job. However, workers’ comp benefits for these conditions are not a foregone conclusion. The employer or the insurance company could challenge your claim, saying that your illness is unrelated to employment or otherwise related to work you did for another employer.
Likewise, for you to receive the maximum available compensation for wages, it is crucial that your pay and benefits are correctly calculated and that your case is properly presented. Workers’ comp benefits are most commonly denied because of mistakes in the filing process and failure to provide adequate medical evidence.
Don’t leave your benefits to chance. Let Kenneth G. Macleay Law Firm handle your workers’ compensation claim from start to finish.
How We Can Help
Our firm has a long record of success in maximizing workers’ compensation benefits for police officers, firefighters and medical first responders. Our reputation among judges and opposing counsel is unparalleled, and we have successfully handled injury and benefits cases in every county in Maryland.
With us, you get immediate, in-person meetings with your attorney. You can call us anytime. We are always there for you, and we will keep you updated on your case every step of the way.
Attorney Kenneth G. Macleay was a workers’ compensation judge (workers’ compensation commissioner) for seven years, and he has more than 25 years of experience in work injury law and insurance law. Attorney Macleay uses his knowledge and experience to fight for the maximum available compensation for injured workers throughout Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore and all of Southern Maryland.
Schedule A Free Consultation
To arrange a free consultation with a skilled and dedicated workers’ compensation attorney, call us in Upper Marlboro at 240-545-5557 or contact us via email. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get the benefits you need and deserve.