Workers’ Comp FAQ
If you have questions about your workers’ compensation benefits, Kenneth G. Macleay Law Firm can help.
For a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, call us in Upper Marlboro at 240-545-5557 or contact us via email. We look forward to hearing from you.
What Kinds Of Benefits Are Available Through Maryland Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation provides medical benefits and partial income replacement benefits. The responsibility of covering these benefits falls to your employer or your employer’s insurance carrier.
To ensure that you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled, it is important to speak with a workers’ compensation attorney at Kenneth G. Macleay Law Firm. Mistakes in the filing process can lead to a reduction or denial of benefits. We can help you avoid that outcome. We can also fight for you in court if the employer or the insurance company tries to deny your benefits.
What Types Of Medical Treatment Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Workers’ compensation covers medical expenses arising from the work injury. Those expenses may include hospital bills, prescription medications, doctor bills, physical therapy and other costs related to a work-related injury or illness.
Why Are Workers’ Comp Benefits Denied?
Workers’ compensation benefits are denied for a variety of reasons, but insufficient medical evidence and mistakes in the filing process are two of the most common reasons for denial. You may have a legitimate work injury, but if it isn’t properly documented or if your filing contains mistakes, your benefits could be denied.
Sometimes benefits are also denied because the employer claimed that the injury was not job-related, happened because of impairment on the job, or happened because of horseplay on the job. Anytime an employer makes such a claim, it should be thoroughly scrutinized. Employers and insurance companies sometimes try to avoid responsibility by wrongly shifting blame onto the injured worker.
In other cases, benefits are denied because the employee waited too long to report the injury to the employer, or the employee waited too long to file a claim with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. If you have questions about any of these matters, Kenneth G. Macleay Law Firm can assess your case and explain your options.
At Kenneth G. Macleay Law Firm, we know the workers’ compensation system perhaps better than any other firm in Maryland. Let us put our many years of experience to work for you.
How Long Can I Expect To Receive Workers’ Compensation?
After suffering an injury on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits until you are able to return to work or until you reach “maximum medical improvement.”
However, sometimes doctors who are friendly with employers try to send injured workers back to work before they are medically ready. We can help you address this situation if it arises.
How Do I Know If I’m Receiving All The Benefits To Which I’m Entitled?
To understand all your available benefits, the best thing to do is speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney about your specific situation. If you are coping with a work-related injury, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether the insurance company is holding up its end of the bargain. Kenneth G. Macleay Law Firm can help alleviate your worries by assessing your specific case and helping you get the maximum available compensation for lost wages and medical care.
Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation
To arrange a free consultation with a skilled and dedicated workers’ compensation lawyer, call us in Upper Marlboro at 240-545-5557 or fill out our online contact form. We advise and represent clients in Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore and all of Southern Maryland.