At Portner & Shure, our workers' compensation attorneys represent injured workers throughout Maryland and Virginia providing them with skilled representation focused on obtaining the full benefits they are entitled to.
Every injured worker should consult a top rated workers' compensation attorney immediately after an accident. Specifically, here are 2 reasons why you need an experienced Maryland and Virginia workers' compensation lawyer.
While we practice throughout both regions, we have in depth knowledge of the different nuances, likes and dislikes, of both the local commissioners throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland. Some tips for what to expect in different localites are spelled out in a different sections of this site. For example, if your work injury occurred in Frederick, Glen Burnie, or Columbia, we set forth some helpful hints that are exclusive to those areas.
Our attorneys have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies, employers and the government with respect to obtaining injury benefits. We understand the financial, physical and emotional hardships that accompany work-related injuries and will do everything in our power to maximize your recovery.
One of our many other awards includes a pedestrian accident case we just settled for $65,000. The incident occurred in the parking lot of our client's place of employment in Salisbury, Maryland. Our client was walking in the parking lot at work when she was struck by a car. Although there were no broken bones, our client suffered injuries to her neck, back, arms, and legs. Medical bills totaled more than $46,000 for our client.
Our paralegal, Pam Brown, negotiated a settlement with the insurance company for $65,000. Since the accident happened in the parking lot of her job, she was entitled to workers' compensation benefits as well. A lien for more than $51,000 was due to be paid, however, Pam negotiated a deal with the workers' compensation carrier to write off the entire lien. So in reality, the recovery was $97,000 in a case with no broken bones or significant injuries.
From making sure you receive the temporary compensation you need now to ensuring you receive the full benefits you will need in the future, we will handle all aspects of your workers' compensation claim, working closely with you throughout the entire process.
To learn more about the types of workers' compensation benefits that may be available to you, see:
- Temporary total disability
- Health care
- Temporary partial disability
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Permanent partial disability
- Permanent total disability
- Death benefits
Workers' Comp Basics
In the workers' compensation system, workers do not directly sue their employers for benefits when they are hurt. Rather, they set aside the concept of "fault" and seek benefits to help them recover and cope with their injuries and inability to work. Workers' compensation is insurance that provides compensation for employees who are injured on the job, with employers in Maryland and Virginia required to carry this insurance.
Injured workers can file personal injury claims against third parties whose negligence is responsible for an injury. This is called a third-party suit. For example, if a delivery driver is hurt in an auto accident during his or her shift, the employee may be able to collect workers' compensation benefits and file a third-party auto accident injury claim. Our firm can assist you with any third-party claims that arise as a result of your injury.
Social Security Disability
Protect Your Right To Compensation
Rules differ depending on which state you work in, but it is important to first notify your employer if you have been injured at work. Then, contact us for a free case evaluation to discuss the next steps for your workers' compensation claim with a Maryland or Virginia workers' compensation lawyer.